Reservation for Muslims unsustainable: Andhra High Court:
The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday striked down the
four percent quota for Muslims calling it unsustainable. As per the
verdict of the High Court: “Four.....Read
West Bengal's Left Front government Monday said it would reserve 10
percent of government jobs to economically, socially and
educationally backward Muslims by including them in the OBC (Other
Backward Class) category.
Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
said his government had decided to adopt the Ranganath Mishra
Commission's recommendations for the betterment of the
underprivileged Muslims in the state.
"We have decided to adopt the
recommendations and will implement (them). We don't know when the
union government will implement the report, but we are doing it in
our state," Bhattacharjee told reporters.
"Presently there is only seven percent
reservation for the OBCs in our state but with the inclusion of
backward minority Muslims this figure will go up to 17 percent.
"The creamy layer, those who have an
annual income of Rs.450,000, will not be included in the category,"
said the state government would form a committee involving the
Backward Class Welfare department, Backward Class Welfare
Commission, Minority Development Department and Minority Development
"We will identify the Muslims as early
as possible and work out all necessary modalities to implement the
committee's suggestions in detail," he said.