Coimbatore protests demanding Muslim reservation

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Popular Front of India on Sunday April22, 2012 took out a massive rally and staged a protest demonstration in Coimbatore city.
The protesters marched from Women’s Polytechnic to Red Cross office around 4 p.m. The organisation’s representatives said that they wanted 10 per cent reservation in Central government institutions and seven per cent reservation in State government institutions.State Executive Committee member T.M. Ibrahim Badusha led the protests.

Quoting Sachar Committee report and Ranganath Mishra Committee report, they said that Muslims remained backward and in a many places their condition was worse than that of Scheduled Castes.A nation cannot become prosperous welfare state if its one particular section of people is sick. The only way to help them move up in the social ladder was through reservation.
Protesters reminded about the the promise made by Chief minister during loksabha assembly election campaigns.In state, As the Muslim representation is not in proportion to their population which was 5.6 per cent the 3.5 per cent reservation is inadequate for the uplift of Muslim community in Tamilnadu, Chief minister Jayalalitha had promised to increase the percentage of reservation during last assembly elections. On behalf of Muslim community they urged the Government to expedite the process.

Coimbatore protests demanding reservation 2012
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Coimbatore protests demanding reservation
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