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PFI’s march for Muslim Reservation

Trivandrum: Popular Front of India held Rajbhavan march today in Kerala on 11 March as part of its National campaign for Muslim reservation. Hundreds of people lined up in the march, which began in front of Press Club and was  stopped by the police near Rajbhavan. Muhammed Ali Jinna, National Executive Council member and Tamilnadu state President of Popular Front of India had inaugurated the march remarking that even after multiple commissions presented reports on Muslim backwardness, ruling class was not ready to take any step, Jinna mentioned. Even after 60 years of independence, none of the government that came to power took any step towards solving the backwardness of Muslims. Muslim representation is very minimal in high ranks like IAS, IPS and Defense services. Muslims do not find place in Nations largest employed government organization - Indian Railway. In the field of education and government service recommendation of 15% reservation for backward class and 10% reservation for Muslims in particular by Ranganatha Misra commission need to be implemented. Ruling class was deceiving the backward class and minorities for years. Agitation will continue till the Reservation recommended by Misra commission is implemented, Jinna added.

Popular Front of India, Kerala state president Nasarudeen Elamaram presided over the meeting. Mainstream parties in India are against implementing reservation in order to safeguard upper-class motives, Nasaruddeen alleged. We will not allow anybody to snatch our due share guaranteed by Indian constitution. Women’s reservation needs to be made possible only after ensuring social justice in our country. None of the political parties came out supporting the agitation of backward classes so far.

State Treasurer K.H Naser in his keynote address, said that the women’s reservation is implemented to ensure upper-class supremacy in the government. After the march, Popular front of India state leaders submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Kerala.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 April 2010 on page no. 17

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