Thursday, June 23, 2005

Indian MPs Urge Job Reservation for Muslims

A continuation of this case:

Indian MPs Urge Job Reservation for Muslims

Indian lawmakers called on the government of the western state of Maharashtra to reserve jobs for the Muslim minority, a leading Indian newspaper reported Tuesday, June 21. "If the Andhra Pradesh (AP) government can legally provide for reservations for Muslims, I see no reason why a similar facility cannot be given to the community in Maharashtra," Akhtar Rizvi, the secretary general of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), was quoted as saying by The Times of India. The government in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh decided on Friday, June 17, to reserve 5% of jobs in education and government for Muslims. Rizvi said job reservation for Muslims in Maharashtra will help, to a certain extent, lower the towering rates of poverty and unemployment among the minority. The MP stressed that he will raise the issue with the NCP leader and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar before tabling it at a meeting of the party office-bearers, due in Delhi soon. There are nearly 10 million Muslims in Maharashtra out of a total population of 95 million.


At June 25, 2005 10:28 AM, Blogger ik said...

This is what happens when you have a large muslim minority in a democratic system.

since muslims always vote as a group and not as individuals (that is why islam and democracy are not compatible) all the politicians get scared of losing the elections and keep pandering to them and giving more and more - the last time our politicians and leaders went down this route they kept demanding more and more and eventually asked for and got Pakistan

I used to hate it that this happened in India , but now that I have seen other countries - it happens everywhere - the cuban minority in onw "swing state" controls US foreign policy towards Cuba.

Democracy is based on an assumption that each person votes according to his beliefs. once you take away this assumption it is all over. - It is just like the banking system is built on the assumption that everyone will not take out their cash at the same time.

At June 26, 2005 2:59 PM, Blogger Laxman said...

And lots of bribing and threats of politicians and judiciary is going on here in India in the name of democracy!!!. Already Hinduism and Indian society per se is under severe assault.Hope we in India can survive this.We need strategies to defend or rather attack-awaiting useful ideas from this great blog to stave off dhimmitude.It is becoming urgent!!


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