Low representation of Muslims in govt. departments a conspiracy
Mumbai: Prominent Muslim leaders and intellectuals have described alarmingly low representation of Muslims in government departments as an “organised conspiracy” and demanded the central government to rectify the imbalance in cooperation with secular forces at the earliest.
Head of the All India Muslim Advisory Board, Maulana Yasin Akhtar Misbahi and chairman of Raza Academy (Mumbai), Mohammad Sayeed Noori said in a joint press release on 2 June that according to government survey reports only 1.5 percent Muslims are in government departments. They said that it was an organised conspiracy to alienate 200 million Muslims of the country from the national mainstream.
They demanded the central government to grant reservation to Muslims in proportion to their population and on the basis of their social and economic backwardness, introduction of a reservation bill in Parliament and getting it passed with the cooperation of secular forces and to take effective steps for its immediate implementation.
They said that in this way not only justice will be done to the Muslims but the entire community would whole-heartedly devote itself to nation-building, the positive results of which could be seen and felt by everyone.
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