Maharashtra plans 5% quotas for Muslims in education


Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS): The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra plans to bring in a law to provide five per cent reservations to Muslims in government education institutions soon, Minister for Minority Affairs Nawab Malik said here on Friday.

He informed the Maharashtra legislative council said that the state government will introduce legislation to the effect soon in the matter which has been pending since long.

Responding to query by Congress MLC Sharad Ranpise, Malik said that suitable action will be taken in this regard before the start of the admissions for the next academic year.

The decision is in tune with the common minimum programme of the ruling Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress government and will be implemented after taking legal opinion in the matter.

 

  

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  • Azeez Vittal, Dubai

    Sat, Feb 29 2020

    These quotas will bring more harm than good, to the Muslim community.No need of any appeasement. Everyone is equal in a democratic society.

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