MBMC seminar on Muslim reservation
New Delhi: The Millat Bedari Muhim Committee (MBMC) organised a seminar on the theme “Minority Development through reservation” at Constitution Club here.
Jasim Mohammad, the convenor of MBMC, in his welcome speech said that Muslims are no better than any other oppressed socially, educationally and economically backward community. Muslims have been the victims of the neglect of the successive governments during the last 56 years. Several official and non-official survey reports supported this notion. Reservation is one of the important ways to uplift the Indian Muslims and it will encourage them to join the mainstream for nation building. He added that social and educational backwardness of Muslims legitimised reservation for Muslims under the articles 14,15 (4) and 16(4) of Constitution.
Dr. Wasf Elahi, former alumni of AMU, said that Muslims have been exploited by political parties and treated as vote bank. The educational and social conditions of Muslims have worsened and without giving them adequate reservation their progress is not possible.
Malik Azam Khan, convenor, Movement for Muslim Reservation, said that reservation for Muslim community is required in government jobs so they can preserve their cultural identity.
Dr. K. Rahman Khan, chairperson of the seminar and deputy chairman, Rajya Sabha said that socially, economically and educationally backward people have a right to demand reservation under Article 14, 15(4), 16(4).
Shri. Udit Raj, National President, Indian Justice Party, Kuldip Nayar, senior Journalist, Dr. Shahid, Secretary, AMU Teachers Association and Ms. Nafisa Ali, social activist also addressed the seminar.
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