The Centre is proposing to introduce reservation for Muslims in
educational institutions and employment on the lines of Andhra
Pradesh government, Union Minister for Law and Justice Salman
Khursheed indicated in Hyderabad Sunday, a media report claims.
“I don't know whether it is a Bill.
There will be separate reservation. It is not necessary to have
another Bill. It may be done through a government notification. We
are having it examined", The Hindu quoted Slaman Khursheed
Khursheed was talking to reporters
after participating in a ‘Solidarity Meeting on Palestine'
organised by the Indo-Arab League in Hyderabad.
He said that the OBC Commission would have some role in surveying
and deciding what percentage of reservation should be extended.
“We may have to make some changes in
the law regarding this. What we want to give is on the lines of
what Andhra Pradesh has already done. Therefore, we will follow
that model quite closely", he added.
The minister also said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA
chairperson Sonia Gandhi wanted the proposal to be placed before
the Union Cabinet.