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Withdraw notifications providing reservation to Muslims, demands BJP

Hyderabad, May 29 : Welcoming the Andhra Pradesh High Court's decision to quash the sub-quota for minorities, the BJP unit here urged the state government to withdraw all notifications providing reservations to Muslims in educational

PTI PTI Updated on: May 29, 2012 18:37 IST
withdraw notifications providing reservation to muslims
withdraw notifications providing reservation to muslims demands bjp

Hyderabad, May 29 : Welcoming the Andhra Pradesh High Court's decision to quash the sub-quota for minorities, the BJP unit here urged the state government to withdraw all notifications providing reservations to Muslims in educational institutions and government jobs in the state.




In a memorandum submitted to Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy here, the BJP said the reservation facility extended to the religious minority in both education and jobs should be stopped as it was denying opportunity to the rightful candidates in the category of OBC.

Asking to withdraw all notifications issued providing reservations to Muslims, the BJP demanded fresh enumeration of OBCs and other castes and religions, before the reservation of the wards and villages were decided.

The state government from time to time has issued notifications for providing reservation in education and employment to Muslims under the questioned act, it said.

The issue of four per cent reservation being provided by the state Congress government was held unconstitutional by High Court earlier and it was pending before Supreme Court.

But the government went ahead with admissions and providing employment under the Act and even extended reservation in Greater Hyderabad Muncipal Corporation elections to Muslims, the party said, it said.

BJP state president G Kishan Reddy and general secretary N Ramachander Rao met the Chief Minister in his office at secretariat and submitted the memorandum.

Holding that the Centre acted in a “casual manner”, the Andhra Pradesh High Court yesterday quashed the 4.5 per cent sub-quota to minorities carved out of 27 per cent OBC reservation.

The Court said the Office Memorandum(OM) creating the sub-quota  was based on religious grounds and not on any other consideration.

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