Muslim reservation in govt jobs on the cards

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Salman Khurshid
New Delhi, Jul 28: Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid had said that the government is considering over reservation for Muslims through the Other Backward Castes (OBC) route.

"We are actively looking at the reservation issue," said Khurshid.

The Ranganath Mishra Commission, whose report was presented in Parliament in Dec 2009, had recommended 10 percent reservation for Muslims and 5 percent for other minorities in government jobs.

The Commission had also suggested an alternative route for reservation to minorities if there is "insurmountable difficulty" in implementing the recommendation for 15 percent reservation.

Khurshid had informed, "Mishra Commission are saying either do it as 15 percent or as share of 27 percent. We are moving on the second option."

Sonia Gandhi, Congress President, had reportedly assured a delegation of Muslim leaders in May 2010 that modalities for providing reservation to Muslims would be worked out in six months.

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