Now, Muslims demand reservation

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Chhatrapati Sambhaijnagar, Sep 5 : While extending support to the Maratha movement for reservation, the Muslim community leaders have now demanded that the Maharashtra government should give reservation to their community.

In this regard, a delegation of prominent Muslims, including former corporator and Congress leader Mohsin Ahmed of the city, submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde through the divisional commissioner on Monday.

Keeping in mind the backward economic and social condition of the Muslim minority community in the state, he said that reservation should be given to Muslims according to the recommendations of Ranganath Mishra Commission and Sachar Committee.

The previous government had given reservation to the Muslim community and even the Bombay High Court had accepted the need of reservation in education, he said.

Recognising and supporting the demand of the Maratha community for reservation, the Muslims demand that the state government should grant reservation to the Muslim community in education and jobs, Ahmed said.

Accordingly, prominent public representatives, senior social workers, parents and educational institutions in Maharashtra have said that they will continue to protest for reservation through democratic means until justice is given to the Muslim community, he added.

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