Telangana government to bring bill for 12% quota for Muslims

The 12 per cent reservation to Muslims was a key election promise of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: January 18, 2017 7:58 pm
telangana, telangana CM, chandrasekhar rao, vaastu shastra, telanagan secretariat, latest news, indian express, latest news, indian express The Telangana government would bring a bill for providing 12 per cent reservation to backward sections among Muslims in the Budget session of Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Wednesday. (Source: PTI Photo)

The Telangana government would bring a bill for providing 12 per cent reservation to backward sections among Muslims in the Budget session of Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Wednesday. “We will put up the Muslim Reservation Bill in the coming Budget session itself,” he said in the Assembly during a debate on welfare of minorities.

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The budget session is expected to begin next month. The 12 per cent reservation to Muslims was a key election promise of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). The state government had appointed a Commission for conducting a study of social and economic status of Muslims and the panel has submitted its report, Rao said in a statement on the issue. The state government has forwarded the report to the Backward Classes Commission for its opinion.

The BC Commission is gathering views of different groups in the matter for expressing its opinion, Rao said. “In order to provide 12 per cent reservation to Muslims, a relaxation should be given to the stipulation that the reservations should not exceed 50 per cent.

“The Government of Tamil Nadu introduced Act 45/94 and with the consent of Indian Parliament got incorporated the issue of enhancement of reservation in the 9th Schedule of the Indian Constitution. We will follow the same policy in our state also,” Rao said in his statement.

Expressing confidence that the Centre would act favourably on the state’s move to provide 12 per cent quota, he, however, said the state government would also take a legal recourse on the issue if the Centre does not respond positively. BJP floor leader G Kishan Reddy said the high court had already held that reservations on the basis of religion is against the Constitution.

The issue is also sub-judice as the matter of four per cent quota (being given to backward sections among Muslims that began in undivided AP) is in the Supreme Court, he said. Rao, however, clarified that the proposed quota is not for Muslim religion.

“I did not say reservation is for Muslim religion. I said clearly in my clarification. We said we will work for the welfare of poor in the group by that name and bring reservation. “You (Kishan Reddy) said it is sub-judice. There is nothing that Legislative Assemby cannot discuss and pass a bill just because it is sub-judice. We are free to discuss,” he said.

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    Dost
    Jan 18, 2017 at 5:32 pm
    4 wives, pigry sized families, all on reservations for jobs, welfare with instant male authority to replace any wife in second but no islamic laws to follow on limb chopping, flogging... muslim in india coined a word SECULAR and have most enjoyable life anywhere in the world being muslim. Every day, a muslim gets up curse india, hate hindu deities, wants to cut in front of hindu homes, hold beef festivals in university.. go to mosque and come out stoning security forces just as they do to shaitan in hindu tax payer funded hajj and then carry stani flags... nothing like being a muslim in india with impotent hindu leaders. Today Muslims rule Bengal, JandK, UP, Delhi, Bihar, Telgana, Karnatka through proxies. More stans to follow
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      Dost
      Jan 18, 2017 at 8:23 pm
      Single out one line which is incorrect or has not been said by others before. All Muslims after 1947 parion where Muslims created stan for themselves are living illegally in india. Next when Muslims riot, their camps should be in stan and not indialt;br/gt;Learn from Mynamar
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        GandhiSpeaks
        Jan 18, 2017 at 4:22 pm
        There is no dearth of fools in india. With reservations the Muslims will feel enled and will never be motivated to work hard. You are making them dependent on this alms.
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          Konwar
          Jan 18, 2017 at 4:09 pm
          Reservation on religion is not accepted...this is ultimate vote bank politics and its a personal politics as well for greed of the throne. How can a religion having 15% (Muslim)of India's potion can get a reservation benefit. Hindus , Jain's, Buddhists and Sikhs too must have quota.
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            MyTake
            Jan 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm
            India can for all practical purposes be called a reservation country and it hardly believes in any hard work or in support only for the needy, irrespective of religion!
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