Reverse circular on Muslim quota: BJP to Karnataka govt

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS): The BJP has demanded that the Karnataka government withdraw its circular through which 27 Muslim sub-castes were added to the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) list.

MG Mahesh, state BJP Spokesperson told reporters on Thursday that by issuing this circular the rights of Hindu OBCs were being taken away.

“CM Siddaramaiah’s government added 27 Muslim communities to the 2A Category under which OBCs get reservations, a month ago. This is the politics of appeasement,” he maintained.

“The Muslims have reservations under the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota. Will it not be an injustice to Hindu OBCs who get 27 per cent of the reservation?” he questioned.

Mahesh further stated that the Kolkata High Court had given a verdict in this regard, clearly stating that such steps were wrong.

“CM Siddaramaiah has taken a step similar to this in Karnataka. The OBC list in Karnataka comprised 108 various communities, among which two were Muslim. They were categorised on the basis of their work,” he stated.

“Since the days of the Miller Commission set up in 1919 to the present day, it has been opined that Muslims can’t be brought under the OBC category. Despite this, 27 different communities of Muslims have been added to the OBC list,” Mahesh said.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stated that adding 27 Muslim communities to the OBC list was anti-constitutional. The Kolkata High Court had also given a verdict in support of his statement. The court has also stated that reservations should not be given on the basis of religion,” Mahesh stated.


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  • S M Mangalore, Bangalore

    Fri, May 24 2024

    Those who are working in Middle East - Hindus, Christians, Muslims etc... earning good amount of Salary, keeping their family financially sound in their respective Country. Why this Politicians spoiling relation, harmony, peace with one another.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Fri, May 24 2024

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  • SHUBHA, Udupi

    Fri, May 24 2024

    If not dirty minded, Indian Muslims should come forward and reject the reservation. because in the spirit of Holy Quran all are same and there is no upper and lower caste.

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  • Omar, Mysore

    Fri, May 24 2024

    SHUBHA - Continue to read and educate your community, there is no love jihad,vote jihad or resevration jihad or quota jihad , economy jihad.....we never asked for it. Government which gave was hindu and now who are opposing is hindu 😂😂😂. BTW - Triple talaq we didnt ask Modi gave , Modi is not working for Hindus but for us muslims😂😂😂 , you took hajj quota we didnt care , take this also we don't care either...if that gives you some peace...even then you'll cry hindu khatren mein hai...while you've leaders like Brij bhusan, Kuldeep Singh Sengar and new partner JDSexlur Prajwal , why do you need enemies...

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  • S M Mangalore, Bangalore

    Fri, May 24 2024

    Shobha please relax. Do not pass critics which is not healthy. Build the society to live in harmony. God Bless

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Fri, May 24 2024

    Obviously when " Goodies " are bestowed by netas, there is mass exodus by the community, which translates into " Vote Bank " towards that political dispensation...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, May 24 2024

    I dont know why these people are back of muslims brothers.?Are they some sort of waste vegetables?Are they not humans?Just like them there are number of Hindus .But are muslims low class and Hindus are high class?

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  • Omar, Mysore

    Thu, May 23 2024

    Don’t worry Mahesh Bhai same card was played by Nalin,Bhat & Ravi , they’re kicked out and your number will come soon 😎😎😎.From 2014 BJP is surviving in politics only because of Muslims, Pakistan because that’s all matters to AndhBhakts, AndhBhakts are willing to sacrifice everything, high petrol,diesel, gas and food, electricity no problem , BJP & Partners loot country, rape innocent Hindus women like Prajwal did or Brij bushan, no problem…we’ll sacrifice everything for sake of Muslims and Pakistan because Hindu khatren mein..even though 85% of Hindu population but shit scared of 15-20% of Muslims and amplify the fear with Love Jihad, land jihad , economic jihad , vote jihad , Education Jihad…,poor thing when you’ll enjoy your life if you’re so busy hating us 😂😂😂 but miyan Bhai still chilling with biryani 😂😂😂

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Fri, May 24 2024

    You forgot jatka -hallal, hijab - gijab 😂

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    Thu, May 23 2024

    Why is BJPee so angry with Muslims??

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  • Ayes P., kudla/ksa

    Thu, May 23 2024

    not angry but anti Muslim and they will survive in politics only Muslim topics to appease majority and to get their votes otherwise no agenda.

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  • Sma, Bengaluru

    Fri, May 24 2024

    Why the majority are fools to believe....what BJP and it's leaders are BARKING

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