Ummid Assistant

Jamia Millia launches courses on China, Afghanistan

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » National

Salman Khurshid reiterates govt's commitment to introduce Muslim quota

Sunday October 16, 2011 01:23:09 AM, ummid.com & Agencies

Related Articles

Centre planning to introduce reservation for Muslims

The Centre is proposing to introduce reservation for Muslims in educational institutions and employment on the lines of Andhra Pradesh government, Union Minister for Law and Justice Salman Khursheed indicated in Hyderabad Sunday, a media report claims.  »

Lucknow: Union Minister of Law and Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid reiterated Saturday the UPA governments' commitment to introduce reservation for Muslims. But to save the move from any controversy, he said, it will be done only after Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

 

"The United Progressive Alliance government has decided to give reservation to the minority community, and all legal aspects and every legal point are being looked into and studied before the proposal is finalised”, The Hindu quoted the minister as saying while addressing a national conference on the 150th death anniversary of freedom-fighter Allama Fazle Haq Khairabadi held at the Scientific Convention Centre in Lukcnow.

 

He however said that he had been advised by many to bring in the proposal after the assembly elections.

 

While denying that the move is linked to vote bank politics, he said. "The minority community should get an opportunity to progress."

 

He also said that his Ministry favoured the setting up of an Equal Opportunity Commission.

“The Muslims can be given reservation in jobs and education, but how can they be given reservation in housing schemes, which is why an Equal Opportunity Commission is needed,” he stated.

 

Salman Khusrshid's assertions about the Muslim quota is a repeat of his announcement in Hyderabad on September 18 in Hyderabad where he had said that the Centre was planning to introduce reservation for Muslims in educational institutions and employment on the lines of Andhra Pradesh government.

 

Demands for Muslim reservation in government jobs and other sectors have been intensified ever since Sachar Committee in its report noted that the Muslims in India are backward in all respects and also suggested giving them reservations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page

 

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

 

 

 

Top Stories

Yeddyurappa arrested for corruption, sent to jail

Yeddyurappa, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) first chief minister in south India, surrendered before a trial court in two cases of corruption  »

Yeddyurappa: Clerk to chief minister to undertrial No.10462

BJP's 'gateway to south' turns into road to jail

Yeddyurappa will continue to spell trouble for BJP

Yeddyurappa resigns at last, amid high drama

 

  Most Read

Scores arrested as 'Occupy Wall Street' protests swell across America

Scores of protesters against corporate greed were arrested as the "Occupy Wall Street movement" movement swelled across America leaving police  »

Disappointed, say Kashmiris to interlocutors' report

Meaningful autonomy, speedy development and a massive economic package...central interlocutors may have suggested all this as a balm for insurgency-hit Jammu and Kashmir, but common Kashmiris  »

Kashmir interlocutors submit report, focus on development

 

  News Pick

Hundreds arrested as rail blockade begins in Telangana

Police arrested hundreds of leaders and activists of Telangana movement as a three-day rail blockade began in the region Saturday  »

Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap deal to start Tuesday

A deal between Israel and Hamas on the exchange of over 1,000 jailed Palestinians for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will begin Tuesday.This was announced by a spokesman for the militant group Committees of People's Resistance  »

Sayeed Khan among four from three Indian institutes to bag NASA award

Students of three Indian education institutions, which designed and launched their own satellites, have won a US space  »

 

Picture of the Day

Girl students of a local school displaying the post cards posted to the AMU VC appealing him to speed up the process for the establishment of AMU centre in Malegaon

(Photo: ummid.com)

 

 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Religion

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Culture

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

Career

     

Education

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.