IUML demands package and reservation for Muslims
Mumbai: Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has demanded financial package and reservations for Muslims in industries and legislative bodies including Parliament.
In a memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, IUML President G M Banatwala has demanded that a comprehensive and substantial financial and development package be announced for the educational and economic development of Muslims.
The memorandum, copies of which were released to media, also sought proportionate reservations to Muslims in services in government, public and private sectors, in higher education and in the Parliament, state legislatures and local bodies.
It also asks for setting up a permanent statutory compensation commission to provide for compensation and rehabilitation of victims of communal violence.
Banatwala said the memorandum will be followed by a nation-wide campaign for a "just and fair deal" for the educational and economic development of Muslims, which will conclude by January 31, 2005.
The memorandum signed by Muslims will be submitted to the Chief Ministers of all states also, Banatwala said.
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