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AIMIM: Will move court for Muslims

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Published : Dec 1, 2018, 1:48 am IST
Updated : Dec 1, 2018, 1:48 am IST

Jaleel said that they are asking for reservation based on social, educational and economical backwardness of the community.

Imtiaz Jaleel
 Imtiaz Jaleel

Mumbai: Buoyed by the state government’s decision to provide 16 per cent reservation to the Maratha community based on their social and educational background, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has said that they would approach the court to seek quota for the Muslim community on the same parameters.

“We would move the Bombay high court to demand restore the reservation, which was provided by the erstwhile Congress-NCP government to the Muslim community,” said AIMIM legislator Imtiaz Jaleel.

The state legislature on Thursday had unanimously passed a bill giving 16 per cent reservation to the Maratha community, based on the State Back-ward Class Commission (SBCC) report.

“We are not opposed to the reservation provided to the Marathas, however, the same yardsticks could be applied for Mus-lims as well. If the state government can ask the SBCC to carry out survey of Maratha community, then it should also ask it to survey Muslims. The results will bring out the true picture of the Muslim community,” said Mr Jaleel.

Mr Jaleel said that they are asking for reservation based on social, educational and economical backwardness of the community. “Three government appointed committees, the Sachhar Commission, the Ranga-nath Mishra Commissi-on and the Mehmood Rehman commission, have vouched for providing reservation to the community,” he said

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