The Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath (TNTJ) will organise a conference at Chennai on July 4 to demand the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to provide 10 per cent separate reservation for Muslims in education and employment as recommended by the Justice Ranganath Misra Commission.
TNTJ founder P. Jainulabdeen told the media that the conference, to be preceded by a rally, would be organised at the Island grounds in Chennai. Muslims in large numbers from across the State and those from other States would take part in the rally and conference.
Though the Congress-led UPA government had tabled the Justice Ranganath Misra Commission report in the Parliament, the Centre was yet to table its Action Taken Report on the Commission's recommendations. The Centre had remained silent on this issue till now, he said.
The sole agenda of the conference would be to demand the Centre to provide 10 per cent separate reservation for Muslims as recommended by the Justice Ranganath Misra Commission and enact a legislation in this regard, Mr. Jainulabdeen said.
The Congress, at the time of elections had promised reservation of Muslims, he said adding that the Muslim community had voted for the party believing that assurance.
He made it clear that the TNTJ members and its supporters would not vote for the Congress and to the alliance in which it was a partner in the Assembly and Parliamentary elections in case the Congress failed to provide 10 per cent separate reservation for the Muslims.