Karnataka

Muslims seek 10 per cent reservation

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Syed Hussein, a leader of the Muslim community, said a conference of Muslims would be held in Manvi on November 11 to urge the government to consider their demands.

“Muslims are among the most backward and marginalised communities in the country. Justice Rajindar Sachar and Justice Rangnath Mishra commissions’ reports have, with substantial data, clearly identified the community as most backward economically, educationally and politically. They have also recommended some constructive measures for uplifting the community from its pathetic state. We urge both Union and State governments to put efforts to implement the recommendations,” he said.

As per the details provided, the conference would focus on demanding 10 per cent reservation to Muslims in all sectors, including employment and education. The other demands would include making Urdu the second official language, opening Urdu Pre-University Colleges in all taluk headquarters, providing land for graveyards in all district and taluk places, opening Urdu anganwadis wherever required, implementation of Ranganath Mishra and Rajindar Sachar panels’ reports and others. Muslim Ministers, MLAs, MLCs and community leaders are expected to take part in the conference.

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