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Karnataka scraps Muslim quota to increase reservation for Lingayats, Vokkaligas

The 4% OBC quota scrapped for Muslims will be given 2% each to Lingayat and Vokkaliga communities. Read More

Saturday March 25, 2023 10:08 AM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

Karnataka scraps Muslim quota to increase reservation for Lingayats, Vokkaligas

Bengaluru: In another move to marginalise minorities, the BJP government in Karanataka scrapped 4 per cent quota for Muslims under the OBC category.

At the same time the government increased the quota of reservation for Lingayat and Vokkaliga communities.

"The religious minorities do not have reservations in seven states. The decision has been taken to allot reservations for Muslims under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota," State Chief Minister Bommai said on Friday.

Ligayat, Vokkaliga quota increased

Addressing a press conference after chairing the last cabinet meeting, CM Bommai said the quota of reservations for Linagayats and Vokkaligas has been increased from 4 per cent to 6 per cent and 5 per cent to 7 per cent, respectively.

Vokkaligas will get 6 per cent reservation under 2C and Lingayats will get 7 per cent reservation under 2D categories.

Bommai said that the 4 per cent OBC quota reserved for Muslims under the OBC quota has been allocated to 2D and 2C categories.

The Vokkaliga community, which was given 4 per cent reservation under 3A Category has been given 2 per cent more reservation under 2C category. Lingayats were given 5 per cent reservation under the 3B category before, it has been fixed at 7 per cent under the new 2D quota.

The BJP government has taken a series of decision to keep Muslims marginalised, prominent among them to bar Muslim girl students who are wearing Hijab and headscarf.


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