Another commission brews its soup
This time it is called the Ranganath Mishra Commission.
It recommends a 15% minority quota –
”We have said that 10 per cent of jobs should be earmarked for Muslim minorities and another 5 per cent for Christians in non minority institutions,” said Tahir Mehmood, Member, Rangnath Commission
Source : NDTV
and extension of SC status to Muslim and Christian religions. This is a long standing demand of missionaries.
Contending that caste is a social concept in India and does not have any religious basis, the commission is understood to have said that appropriate action should be taken to completely delink the scheduled caste status from religion and make it fully religion-neutral like that of scheduled tribes
Source : FE
Tamil Muslims want exclusive quota,
The 69 percent reservation in educational institutions by the Tamil Nadu government has been challenged in the court. “We appeal that urgent measures be initiated by the UPA government to ensure that the jurisdiction of courts from adjudicating on this issue is taken away,” it said.
The government has decided to implement certain recommendations of the Justice Rajendar Sachar Committee including one that says the backwardness among Muslims is more or less at the same level of backwardness of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in India
Source : New Kerala
The Tamil Muslims conveniently forget to mention that the same Sachar report has put the literacy rate of Muslims in TN (82.9%) way above the hindus (72%) and way-way above the SCs (62%). There may be no case for reservation here, but I understand their situation. See end of post.
So, everyone wants to get ST benefits without being spatially and culturally isolated for centuries.
So, everyone wants to get hindu SC (Dalit) benefits without ever having to undergo the oppression, access restrictions, and untouchability.
So, some want exclusive minority benefits and occupy space on the non-minority platform too. If there are special muslim and christian medical colleges, why not give preference to “dalit – like” students in those colleges ?
If an exclusive 15% minority quota is implemented in all colleges, then what is the rationale for minority educational institutions ?
Where is this extra 15% going to come from ? From Dalits ? From OBCs ? From Merit Category ?
I again reiterate that this is a direct fallout of the OBC quota-without-data issue. What will you say to Christians and Dalits who point out that if landlords and communities who have enjoyed three generations of reservation can have it , why cant we ?
Competitive backwardness in action. It is just getting started.