Members of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), Tiruchi district, staged a demonstration and took out a rally in Tiruchi on Tuesday in support of their demands.
The IUML members urged the Central government to provide 10 per cent reservation in education and employment for Muslims as per the recommendations of Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission.
They wanted the State government to increase the quota for Muslims from the existing 3.5 per cent to 5 per cent.
Implementation of total prohibition across the country and release of Muslims who had been languishing in various jails in the name of inquiry were among their other demands.
The demonstration held near Khadi Kraft was led by IUML urban district president V.M. Farooq. Party’s State deputy secretary G.M. Hashim, rural district secretary K.M. Habibur Rehman and others participated.
Later, the IUML members took out a rally from Vestry School circle to the Collectorate and submitted a memorandum containing their demands to the district administration.