NCP demands five per cent quota for Muslims in education in Maharashtra

PTI
Tuesday, 31 July 2018

NCP MP Majeed Memon wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today demanding five per cent quota for Muslims in education. The state is already witnessing protests by the Maratha community for reservation in jobs and education.

New Delhi: NCP MP Majeed Memon wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today demanding five per cent quota for Muslims in education. The state is already witnessing protests by the Maratha community for reservation in jobs and education.

"...along with the reservation of the Marathas, 5 per cent reservation to Muslims in the field of education should also be considered," Memon said in the letter. On the basis of findings by the Sachar Committee, the Bombay High Court in a writ petition had supported and justified reservation to the Muslim community to the extent of 5 per cent, he said, adding it was important to eliminate the educational and economic backwardness of the society.

Memon, the national secretary of the NCP, underlined that his party fully endorsed the demand for reservation to the Maratha community. In the letter, Memon recalled that he had approached Fadnavis along with his party delegation over the same issue in September 2015. But since then no progress has been made on this issue. 

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