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Quota for Muslims: Owaisi advises PM to read Constitution

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

With ruling out reservation for the Muslims, on Monday advised him to read the Constitution of

"If you can't understand the Constitution, I request you to take the help of somebody who knows it," the MP told an election rally of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) here.

Speaking hours after addressed a rally in Hyderabad, Owaisi said the should read Article 15 and 16 of the Constitution.

The AIMIM reminded that his party's government in continued the reservation for Muslims. "In you are giving reservation to Marathas. Is it allowed?" he said.

"You can give reservation to Marathas, Jats and Gujjars but not to Muslims. As the you can't discriminate against one community. You have taken oath on the Constitution and you are the Prime Minister of India, which also has Muslims."

The member from said while Muslims cannot be given reservation on the basis of religion, they can be extended this benefit on the basis of their social and educational backwardness.

He also advised Modi to go through Sacchar Commission, and reports which amply make it clear that Muslims are the most backward socially and educationally after the Dalits.

"Our backwardness is proved but it is another matter that you don't want to accept it. You merely make tall claims of 'sab ka sath, sab ka vikas'," he said.

Owaisi said the AIMIM would make all efforts to see that socially and economically backwards among the Muslims get reservation not just in Telangana and but all over the country.

Addressing a BJP election rally in on Monday night, Modi said minority reservation amounts to an act of treason and those making attempts are insulting the framers of the Constitution.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 00:14 IST