Bhopal, Dec 10: The demand to provide reservation to Dalit Muslims on the lines of Dalits is against the basic principles of Islam, a Muslim organisation said today.
All-India Muslim Backward Classes Federation (AIMBCF), in a statement here, said reservation was given to Dalits on the account of oppression suffered by the community in the past.
AIMBCF president Ibrahim Qureshi said there was no way in which 'Dalit Muslims' can be equated with their counterparts in the Hindu community.
Qureshi said the move to provide quota to a section of the minority community could lead to communal tension.
In an another statement, AIMBCF general secretary Idrish Qureshi welcomed the Centre's move to provide quota for backward Muslims within the 27 per cent OBC reservation.