Maharashtra plans 5% quotas for Muslims in education

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Mumbai: The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra plans to bring in a law to provide five percent reservations to Muslims in government education institutions soon, Minister for Minority Affairs Nawab Malik said here on Friday.

He informed the Maharashtra legislative council said that the state government will introduce legislation to the effect soon in the matter which has been pending since long.

Responding to query by Congress MLC Sharad Ranpise, Malik said that suitable action will be taken in this regard before the start of the admissions for the next academic year.

The decision is in tune with the common minimum program of the ruling Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress government and will be implemented after taking legal opinion in the matter.

Feb 28 (IANS)

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