Reality Check India

TN passes Muslim and Christian quota

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on October 23, 2007

The TN assembly passed a unanimous resolution providing 3.5% quota in educational institutions and government jobs each to Christians and Muslims.

“It’s a golden day in the history of the state assembly and social justice,” said chief minister M Karunanidhi, who introduced the bill, which was passed by voice vote.

Karunanidhi said the bill was based on the report submitted by Tamil Nadu Second Backward Classes Commission headed by J A Ambasankar in 1985. The ruling DMK’s allies — Congress, Left and PMK — welcomed the Bill.

Source : TOI

The 30% BC reservation is now subdivided divided into : ( 23% Hindu, 3.5% Muslim, 3.5% Christian).  This is just part of a dangerous trend rooted in the idea that backward Muslims and Christians can never be treated the same as backward Hindus.

Related reading : Sachar literacy puzzle 

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  1. Mahesh said, on October 28, 2007 at 2:01 am

    It’s not all a surprise since the major motive behind the reservation policy in TN is to benefit all its people ,except that 3% population whose growth,if, hindered/prevented in any way is social justice.


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