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SC order: Govt vow to ensure quota to Muslims

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SC order: Govt vow to ensure quota to Muslims
SC order: Govt vow to ensure quota to Muslims

Chief Minister K Rosaiah on Saturday told the State Assembly that the  Government would take "all legal steps" to provide four per cent reservations to backward Muslims in jobs and education.

Replying to a House debate on the Supreme Court's decision to permit the State to provide four per cent quota to backward Muslims, Rosaiah said the Government would take all steps needed to ensure that the benefit of reservations is extended to the community.

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“The Government would make all efforts to implement the Supreme Court orders in letter and spirit,” the Chief Minister said.

The apex court orders would benefit 11,000 Muslim students, who are pursuing higher studies in the state, he said.  

Leader of the Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu said the Government should increase the quota of  Muslims from 4 to 10 per cent as per the recommendations of the Sachar and Ranganath Misra committees.

He urged the government to extend the reservation benefit to the Muslims in legislative bodies.

Majlis-e-Ittehdul Muslimeen (MIM) floor leader Asaduddin Owaisi thanked the government for extending cooperation in implementing the Supreme Court orders. He complimented the Ministers, officials concerned and advocates who argued on behalf of the State and effectively presented the government's stand on the issue.

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