Minority Quota

  • Govt moves SC against HC minority quota order June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Andhra Pradesh High Court order quashing the 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities within the 27 per cent OBC reservation in the central educational institutions such as IITs and central jobs. The court will hear the government plea...
  • Govt may move SC against HC minority quota order June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: With admissions underway to IITs and universities, the government could move the Supreme Court as early as next week to challenge Andhra Pradesh High Court order quashing 4.5 per cent sub quota for minorities. Sources in the government said the HRD ministry is pressing for an appeal to be...
  • Religion based quota not legally sustainable: BJP May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Dismissing Law Minister Salman Khurshid's statement that he will take the 4.5 per cent sub-quota issue to the Supreme Court, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said religion based reservation was not legally sustainable and Congress had misled the minorities with the politically-motivated step. Asked about the government...
  • Minority sub-quota scrapped: Govt to move SC May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said that the government would move the Supreme Court against a Andhra Pradesh High Court order scrapping 4.5 per cent minorities sub-quota. A division bench of the AP High Court on Monday set aside the Centre's decision to carve out a 4.5 per...
  • 'Minority sub-quota to double job opportunities' May 6, 2012

    Jaipur: The Centre's move to carve out 4.5 per cent reservation for minorities would double the job opportunities for Muslim community, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday said. "The 4.5 per cent reservation for minorities would increase two fold the job opportunities for Muslims, who must get their rightful share...
  • Khurshid defends Verma on minority quota remark February 17, 2012

    Farukhabad: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday defended his Cabinet colleague Beni Prasad Verma for his minority sub-quota remarks, saying he had made the comments as a Congress leader and not as a minister. "Whatever Beni said was in his capacity as Congress leader and not as a minister. He...
  • Sub-quota row a closed chapter now: Khurshid February 14, 2012

    Farukhabad (UP): In the eye of a storm over his Muslim sub-quota remarks and the subsequent face-off with the Election Commission, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said the matter was a closed chapter now. "This chapter is closed now," Khurshid told mediapersons who sought his reaction on the row. Khurshid...
  • EC yet to decide on Khurshid matter: Quraishi February 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday said it has not yet taken a decision on the letter of Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid regretting his controversial remarks on the minorities sub-quota issue. Amid speculation about its response to Khurshid's letter sent late on Monday night to the poll panel, Chief...
  • Salman writes to EC, says quota a manifesto issue February 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, who has been facing the Election Commission heat over the issue of minority quota, on Monday wrote to the constitutional body. He told the election body that he respects the institution and also the Election Commission for the decision it takes. The Law Minister...
  • Khurshid Law Minister or 'lawless' minister: BJP February 13, 2012

    Chandauli: Lashing out at Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid for his spat with the EC over the issue of quota for minorities, BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Monday termed him as a "lawless" minister. "He (Khurshid) is not the Law minister but lawless minister," Gadkari told an addressing an election meeting...
  • EC pulls up Khurshid over quota promise February 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) has censured Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid for his remarks on sub-quota for minorities. The Election Commission said it expects Khurshid not to repeat such violations of the model code in future. Khurshid had made the remarks on January 10 in Farrukhabad of increasing the...
  • Minority quota a poll gimmick: Sachar Committee December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: It's not just the Lokpal Bill that the government is coming under fire for, but the minority issue is also creating difficulties for the government. Sachar Committee member Abu Saleh Shariff has claimed that the condition of the Muslim community has actually worsened under the UPA regime. This came...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 23, 2011

    The Bombay HC said MMRDA would decide on venue for Anna's fast. The BJP and the Left slam the Congress for minority quota. ...
  • Is the UPA politicising reservation for minorities? December 23, 2011

    The BJP and the Left have slammed the UPA government over reservation for Muslim OBCs ahead of UP polls. ...
  • Minority quota can lead to civil war: BJP December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Terming the decision of carving a sub-quota for minorities within the 27 per cent reservation for OBCs as a "dangerous political game" of Congress, BJP on Friday said it could result in a "civil war" among different communities in the country. "The quota within quota is Congress party's...
  • BJP, Left criticise Cong over minority quota December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The BJP has come out all gun blazing at the Government's decision to allow Muslims in the OBC quota, calling it nothing but a pre-poll tactic with elections coming up in five states. Not just did the Government agree to a minority quota in the Lokpal on Thursday, the...
  • Minority clause added to Lokpal Bill December 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The minority clause has been added to the Lokpal Bill following vociferous protests by several MPs. The decision to bring back the minority clause was taken at a Congress Core Committee meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. Several MPs led by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on...
  • Patil hints at move to implement minority quota January 16, 2008

    New Delhi: More reservations for minorities are on the cards. On Wednesday, Union Home minister Shivraj Patil said the government is exploring ways for more reservation for minorities in universities, colleges and government jobs. "Now there is a demand increasingly from minorities and Other Backward Classes to see that seats...
  • BJP dusts up Hindutva ideology November 23, 2006

    New Delhi: More than two years after it was defeated in the general elections, the BJP has returned to right-wing Hindutva ideology. The compulsion of running the coalition NDA government led it to dilute this ideology and focus on India Shining—a change many leaders believe proved its undoing in the 2004...