Aligarh: Students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have demanded from the Centre immediate
implementation of recommendations of the Sachar Committee on
backwardness of Muslim community.
At a convention of Muslim organisations here in the
campus yesterday, the AMU Students` Union (AMUSU) announced
that they will take up the issue of reservation of Muslims
"proportionate to their population in the country."
Speaking on the occasion, union president Syed Sharique
Ahmad said it was a "travesty of justice" that reports of
various enquiry commissions on different communal problems
were biting the dust over the years.
Pointing out that the community was not making any new
demands, he described the recent decision by the Centre to
provide 4.5 per cent sub-quota to the community as a "good"
but "inadequate" move.
Addressing the convention, Mufti Rashid Azmi of Darul
Uloom Deoband, the largest Muslim seminary, pledged to support
full support the the AMU students in this regard.
Several other representatives from various other minority
Muslim organisations expressed their views in this regard.