By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Published: August 25, 2020 3:08:48 am
Maulana Azad Vichar Manch president Hussain Dalwai. (Source: FB/Hussain Dalwai)
Maulana Azad Vichar Manch president Hussain Dalwai on Monday urged the Maharashtra authorities to take steps to give 5 per cent reservation to Muslims in training and jobs.
The former Congress Rajya Sabha member stated the Muslim neighborhood met all of the parameters to qualify for reservation, particularly academic, social and financial backwardness. Raising his demand, Dalwai wrote to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Revenue Minister and state Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat.
Dalwai stated, “There is unrest among Muslims as the government, while taking proactive steps for Maratha reservation, has ignored their quota rights.”
Dalwai identified that the Congress and NCP authorities in the previous had given nod to 16 per cent reservation to Marathas and 5 per cent reservation to Muslims. The ordinance was issued on July 21, 2014. Unfortunately, the BJP-led authorities allowed the Muslim quota ordinance to lapse, he stated.
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