Muslim Quota

  • AP: No quota, no votes, says Owaisi July 11, 2012

    Hyderabad: Muslim leaders made a strong pitch for reservation for their community at Islamic Summit 2012, a conference organised to bring attention to issues concerning the welfare of Muslims in India. Organised by the Markazi Majlis-e-Quadria (MQM), the meeting discussed several issues ranging from the impact of communal clashes on...
  • EC clean chit to Jaiswal on Prez rule comments March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Giving a clean chit to Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on his President's Rule comments, the Election Commission on Thursday said his tone and tenor did not suggest any threat or intimidation to voters. "The Commission is of the view that the tone and tenor and context of the impugned...
  • Muslim quota row: Beni Prasad to reply to EC today February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Union minister and Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma is expected to reply to Election Commission's notice for violating the model code of conduct. Speaking at a rally in Farrukabad on the February 15, Verma had said reservations for minorities must be increased. He had even dared the EC...
  • Muslim quota row: EC notice to Beni Prasad February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday issued a notice to Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma over his remarks on minority sub quota, asking him to submit his reply by February 20. At an election rally in Farrukhabad two days ago, the Steel Minister had invoked the Election Commission's wrath...
  • HC reserves order on PIL seeking Khurshid's removal February 16, 2012

    Lucknow The Allahabad High Court on Thursday reserved its order on a PIL seeking removal of Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid for his remarks on reservation for minorities. The order was issued by the Lucknow bench comprising senior judge Justice Uma Nath Singh and Justice Rituraj Awasthi after hearing the counsel...
  • After Khurshid, Beni Prasad makes quota promise February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: After the Election Commission shut the Salman Khurshid Muslim quota promise chapter, Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma has also made a similar promise. At a public rally in Farrukhabad, the Congress leader said, "Muslims will be given more facilities, Muslims will be given reservation." Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh was...
  • PM may intervene in Khurshid-EC row February 13, 2012

    New Delhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to discuss with senior ministers and party leaders the Election Commission complaint against Law Minister Salman Khurshid for his "aggressive" stance on quota for Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, Congress insiders said on Monday. Khurshid, who on Sunday spoke to Manmohan Singh on...
  • Cong trying to divide Muslims on quota: Maya February 8, 2012

    Ballia/Ghazipur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday charged the Congress with hatching a conspiracy to divide the Muslim community in the name of reservation. Addressing election meetings, the BSP supremo attacked Congress, saying it has never been the well-wisher of Muslims and is, therefore, trying to "instigate and misguide" them...
  • Muslim quota: UP BJP to hold statewide protests December 24, 2011

    Lucknow: Protesting the UPA government's proposal of Muslim reservation within the 27 per cent OBC quota, Uttar Pradesh BJP on Saturday said it will hold statewide demonstrations against it on December 27, the day when the Bill would be tabled in Parliament. "The move to provide reservation to minorities is divisive...
  • Congress attacks Mayawati over Muslim quota December 20, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday hit out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for attempting to hijack the central government's agenda on quota for backward caste Muslims. "Focused on erecting her own statues for most part of her tenure, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister has suddenly woken up to the...
  • Jagan to support BJP if it backs Muslim quota April 29, 2011

    Kadapa: YSR Congress President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday said he was ready to join hands with BJP if the saffron party supports reservation for Muslims. "So far, I do not have any allegiance with BJP. But if BJP agrees to support...
  • Muslims to have quota in Bengal government jobs May 24, 2010

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government will provide reservation for Muslims in government jobs with Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee saying his government will complete the identification of 1 crore Muslims, who will get the benefit of reservation, before June. He has already declared 10 per cent of state government jobs for poor...
  • Cong to corner RJD, SP using Ranganath panel March 27, 2010

    New Delhi: With the Supreme Court giving a partial go ahead to reservation for religious minorities in Andhra Pradesh, the Center may now implement reservations on the basis of religion across the country. Congress believes the move will put opponents of the Women's Reservation Bill - Lalu Prasad and Mulayam Singh...
  • SP, RJD want Muslim quota; stall women's bill March 8, 2010

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the second time on Monday following a ruckus by the Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MPs who demanded that the house discuss the Ranganath Mishra Commission which recommends 10 per cent reservation for Dalit Muslims and Christians in government jobs. As...
  • Quota in, quota out: How Bengal, Andhra play it out February 8, 2010

    Kolkata/ Hyderabad: West Bengal on Monday announced 10 percent job reservations for OBC Muslims--a move many say is a bid to win minority votes ahead of assembly elections. Surprisingly the decision came the same day the Andhra Pradesh High Court struck down the idea of religion based employment quotas and...
  • Panel wants education quota for Muslims, others December 10, 2009

    New Delhi: The Justice Ranganathan Mishra Commission has recommended that 15 percent of seats in all non-minority educational institutions be reserved for religious and linguistic minorities in the country CNN-IBN has accessed the committee’s report and learns that it defines religious and linguistic minorities as backward classes and wants them brought...
  • SC stays admission under Muslim quota in AP September 28, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Andhra Pradesh government not to make any further admissions in professional and educational institutions under the controversial Ordinance providing reservations to Muslims. Staying further admissions under the quota for Muslims, the apex court though has said that admissions which have already taken...
  • India 360:Is UPA wooing Muslims? December 12, 2006

    We will have to devise innovative plans to ensure that minorities, particularly the Muslim minority, are empowered to share equitably in the fruits of development. They must have the first claim on resources. — Prime Minister Manmohan Singh This statement made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a speech to...
  • Does anyone care for the Muslims? December 11, 2006

    New Delhi: With two days to go for Parliament’s winter session, the Rajinder Sachar Committee report - on the condition of Muslims - presented to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last week, could spark off a political storm. Without recommending reservations for Muslims, the report indicates that the conditions of...