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
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).