AISPLB demands quota for Shia Muslims

All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) demanded separate quota for Shia Muslims in government jobs, Lok Sabha and the state assemblies.

Updated: Mar 09, 2011, 20:30 PM IST

Lucknow: All India Shia Personal Law Board
(AISPLB) on Wednesday demanded separate quota for Shia Muslims in
government jobs, Lok Sabha and the state assemblies.
"Shia community is deprived of its rights and it is
need of the hour to provide reservation to them in government
jobs. Seats should be reserved for them in state assemblies
and in Lok Sabha according to their population," AISPLB
President Maulana Mohammad Athar told reporters here.
Athar also demanded political asylum for Shia Muslims
from Pakistan and Afghanistan in the country.