Around 1,500 people from Muslim community took part in the demonstration conducted by Tamil Nadu Towheeth Jamaath in the city on Tuesday asking for appropriate reservation quotas for Muslims in government jobs and in education sector.

According to them, the reservation quota for Muslims should be raised from 3.5 per cent offered by the State Government in employment and education sectors to seven per cent.

Likewise, Union Government should introduce exclusive reservation quota for Muslims at the rate of 10 per cent in jobs available in Central Government departments/Public Sector Undertakings as recommended by Ranganath Mishra Commission report.

The Towheeth Jamaath members wanted the Centre not to delay the implementation of the suggestions in the Ranganath Mishra Commission report anymore. “Imperatives of social justice demand that Muslims should be allocated their due reservation quota considering the poor socio-economic conditions of a large chunk of people from the community across the country,” Tamil Nadu Towheeth Jamaath district secretary J. Zakir Abbas said.

The Jamaath members were of the view that empowerment of Muslims could become a reality only if they get greater representation in Parliament and Assemblies as well as in bureaucracy and overall governance.