Exclude Muslim Educational Institutions from Reservation
Educational Deprivation of Muslims Calls for Exclusion of their Educational Institutions from Reservation
Otherwise, Muslims should be Included in Scheme of Reservation on Par with SC/ST and OBCís
New Delhi, 14 December, 2005: "The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) has taken note of the BJPís opposition to exclusion of Minority Educational Institutions from reservation for the Backward Classes.
The AIMMM is not surprised by this reflex reaction on the part of the BJP as it is in line with its normal pattern of minority-bashing. It is ironical that on one hand, the BJP has been advising the Muslims to promote their education but when they invest their sparse resources in education it tries its best to limit its possible benefit to the Muslims.
The AIMMM is of the considered view that when any educationally deprived community, including the SC and the MBCís and the Muslims, establishes an educational institution, it should reap full benefit without suffering any cut through imposition of any reserved quotas. The minorities have a constitutional right to do so, but this exception should be extended to the MBCís/SC/STís as well.
However, admission to all such exempted institutions should be monitored to ensure that at least 50% of those admitted do belong to the establishing community and that they do not engage in profiteering.
Alternatively, the AIMMM proposes that if the MEIís are not to be exempted, the scheme of reservation should include deprived minorities also, apart from SC, ST and OBCís, across the board, in all private unaided institutions."
Sd/- Syed Shahabuddin
ALL INDIA MUSLIM
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