‘OBCs will not be affected if Muslims given quota’

Farrukhabad: Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday assured OBC communities that they will not be deprived of their rights even if backward Muslims are accommodated in the 27 per cent quota fixed for them.

"There is no truth in the allegations that some sections would be deprived of their rights by providing quota within quota to Muslims," Khurshid, who also holds the portfolio of Law & Justice, told a meeting at his parliamentary constituency here.

"No one would be deprived of their rights for ensuring Muslims their constitutional rights," he added.

Of the 27 per cent OBC quota in jobs, the government is examining to fix a quota for backward Muslims.