AIMIM will move to Bombay HC to demand reservation for Muslim community

AIMIM MLA Imtiaz Jaleel said that they will move to Bombay HC demanding reservation for the Muslim community along with the data needed

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After the Maratha reservation issue, the opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly raised questions about the Dhangar and Muslim community reservation. The opposition has demanded the state government to provide 5 per cent reservation to the Muslim community as per the Bombay High Court order.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has decided to take this matter to the court and fight the same legally. While supporting the Maratha reservation, AIMIM MLA Imtiaz Jaleel said that the government should provide the Muslim community with the reservation too. He further added that AIMIM will move to Bombay HC regarding the same. 

Earlier, the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) coalition government in Maharashtra was supposed to grant five per cent reservation to the Muslim community. Moreover, during Congress-NCP government, Maratha and Muslim community were given a reservation of 16 and 5 per cent, respectively. As this happened, the total reservation quota increased to 73 per cent. 

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However, the reservation quotas granted to Maratha and Muslim community were cancelled after Bombay HC heard a petition opposing the same. After this, Bombay HC gave a nod for the government to provide reservation to the Muslim community in the education sector. Maharashtra government has not implemented the same as of now.

While talking to Mumbai Live, Jaleel informed that the state government should focus on resolving the Muslim reservation issue. “We will move to the High Court after collecting data showcasing the need to provide reservation to the Muslim community.”

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