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Minorities panel objects to SC remarks on quota

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Kerala State Minorities Commission chairman M. Veerankutty has demanded that the Union and State governments reject the Supreme Court observation on the need to do away with reservation for admission to higher studies.

In the course of a sitting of the commission here on Wednesday, Mr. Kutty said the circumstances which prompted the architects of the Constitution to make provisions for reservation still existed. The Rajinder Sachar Committee report had pointed out that the minorities could achieve only 0.4 per cent progress in higher education and technical education. In this context, the court observation would only encourage the forces opposed to reservation, he said. He said the government should take stringent steps to solve the problem of street dogs. A shelter should be set up to address the issue, he said.

He registered his protest against the police raid at the Kerala House, Delhi, for serving beef at its canteen. The action amounted to challenging the federal system of the country. Action should be taken against the Delhi Police Commissioner and others who raided the premises without serving a notice on the authorities concerned.

The National Minorities Commission should effectively in the issue. He cautioned the people against those trying to create communal clashes in the name of eating beef. The commission directed the Rubber Board and the Agriculture Department to furnish the details of the subsidy provided to rubber growers.

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