17 April 2017

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Telangana Passes Bill Increases Muslim Reservation to 12%

Telangana Passes Bill Increases Muslim Reservation to 12%
The Telangana Assembly special session has on Sunday passed the Telangana Reservation Bill, which seeks to hike the quota for BC-E category from 4% to 12% and ST reservation from 6% to 10% taking the total reservations to 62%

The proposed quota hike takes reservations from the present 50%t to 62% in Telangana.

Backward Muslims in the new state Telangana carved out of Andhra Pradesh in June 2014 are already entitled to 4% reservation in educational institutions and government jobs.

Now the reservation bill will be sent to the President for his assent, with a request to include it in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution, as was done when Tamil Nadu breached the 50 per cent ceiling.

Congress, Majlis and the Left supported the Bill.

BJP members did not support Muslim reservation but welcome only ST Reservation.

As per media reports the decision to raise quotas for socially and economically backward Muslims under the Backward Classes (E) category and for STs was taken on the basis of recommendations made by the BC Commission headed by B S Ramulu

Under Article 31B, introduced in the Constitution by the First Amendment in 1951, laws placed in the Ninth Schedule are immune from judicial review. However, in 2007, a nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court held that there could be no blanket immunity for laws included in the Ninth Schedule, and set 1973 as the cut-off year.

The Bill is titled The Telangana Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions and of Appointments or posts in in the services under the State) Bill, 2017.

Five BJP MLAs were suspended from the Telangana Assembly for creating ruckus over a bill aimed at increasing separate quota for the Muslims in government jobs.

The BJP members opposed the bill, saying reservation for Muslims goes against the Constitution.

CM KCR said After the bifurcation of the combined Andhra Pradesh state, the percentage of Muslims in Telangana has gone up and 90% of them are poor and socially backward. Hence, we have decided to increase the quota for Muslims, treating them as OBC (other backward class),”

Chief Minister said that the reservations were not being given based on religion but purely on the basis of ‘socio-economic’ backwardness.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who introduced the reservation bill in the house said that care has been taken to replicate the Tamilnadu reservation hike bill word to word to escape legal scrutiny. “Centre will have to give assent as 69 per cent quota is already under implementation in Tamil Nadu,”

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said he would lead an all-party delegation to New Delhi to urge the Centre to include the legislations in the Constitution's 9th Schedule as was done in the case of Tamil Nadu.

Chief Minister Rao, who had moved the bill in the assembly, said the reservations were being provided on basis of socio-economic backwardness "and not religion or caste as some parties claimed in an attempt to mislead people". Citing the example of Scheduled Tribes, he said they currently have 6% quota though their population as per 2011 census is 9.8% His party has claimed that after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana ended up with a bigger percentage of Muslims.

CM KCR also argued that constitutionally, there is no bar on providing more than 50% reservation and Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand were already providing more than 50% quota.
With 90% Telangana’s population comprising Backward Castes, Scheduled Cates and Tribes and minorities, the state definitely needed more than 50% reservation

There will be no injustice to Backward Classes because of the Muslims' inclusion in BC(E) category, Mr. Rao said, as the quota for the Backward Castes will be increased. The reservation for the Scheduled Castes, who comprise 16.3% of the state's population, will also be increased by 1 per cent. The Scheduled Castes currently have 15% reservations while the Backward Castes have a total quota of 25%

Media reported that Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu said
quota hike for Muslims cannot be allowed as it will pave the way for a "mini-Pakistan" in India.

Excellent Politics from CM KCR
Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal need to learn something from CM KCR.
The above increase in reservation will get struck down by the Supreme Court of India but KCR did.

I only support Economic Reservation I do not support caste based or religion based reservation system. Remember caste is also part of the religion.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

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