Sub-quota insufficient: Muslim organisations
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 25, 2011, 21:31
New Delhi: Several Muslim organisations on Sunday said the UPA government's decision to provide 4.5 per cent reservation for minorities within the existing 27 per cent OBC quota was "a good but insufficient move".

"It is a good beginning but 4.5 per cent reservation is too less. We hope the government will provide 10 per cent quota for Muslims as recommended by the Ranganath Commission," Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind Chief Maulana Arshad Madani told PTI.

Jalaluddin Umri, a Jamaat-e-Islami Hind leader, said "the 4.5 per cent quota is not sufficient. The Ranganath Commission had recommended 10 per cent reservation for Muslims. We do not want less than that."

He said the government should declare all Muslims as backward.

The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) also demanded 10 per cent reservation for Muslims.

"We hope the government will implement recommendations of the Ranganath Mishra Commission and the Sachar Committee," AIMMM leader Illiyas Malik said.

On Wednesday, the Union government cleared a proposal to allow 4.5 per cent quota for minorities within the 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs).


First Published: Sunday, December 25, 2011, 21:31

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