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Updated: March 25, 2010 17:55 IST

MIM, TDP welcome Supreme Court order

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All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi File Photo: S. Subramanium
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi File Photo: S. Subramanium

The Majlis Ittehadul-e-Muslimeen on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court’s order lifting the stay on implementation of four per cent reservation in jobs and education for economically-backward Muslims and said this should be an “eye-opener” to those who opposed the reservations.

“The Supreme Court’s order today should be an eye-opener to those who opposed the reservation. Reservation is very much essential for the uplift of socially and economically-backward Muslims,” MIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi told PTI.

With the Supreme Court lifting the stay on the High Court judgement quashing the reservation, the academic future of thousands of Muslim boys and girls would be protected, he pointed out.

“It is high time that the Government of India implements the recommendations of the Ranganath Mishra Committee in relation to reservation for Muslims,” Mr. Owaisi said.

The Telugu Desam Party too welcomed the Supreme Court order.

“The government should argue the case more effectively in the Supreme Court and ensure that the reservations for Muslims are fully protected,” TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu said.


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