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Earliest resolution of Ayodhya dispute will benefit Hindus and Muslims: Minorities Commission chief

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

chairperson Syed Ghayorul Hasan said Thursday that no hinderance should be created in the hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-land title dispute in the Supreme Court, saying the earliest resolution of it will benefit both Hindus and Muslims.

also thanked the for the 10-per cent reservation in employment and education to the economically weaker sections, claiming it will be more beneficial for the minorities most of whom are financially poor, he said.

"No one should create any hurdle in the hearing of the case. The country as well as Hindus and Muslims will be benefitted with the earliest resolution of the dispute," told reporters.

The on Thursday decided to constitute a fresh five-bench to hear the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-land title dispute on January 29 after a judge, Justice U U Lalit, recused himself.

Rizvi termed Parliament's approval to the bill for 10 per cent reservation to general category poor, as a "historic" development.

"It is a historic thing as the economically weaker among Muslims will be provided reservation for the first time in the history. We thank the government for the bill which was passed by Rajya Sabha yesterday as it will go a long way in benefitting economically weaker sections of the minorities," he said.

Rizvi supported the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, saying exclusions of Muslims from its ambit was not unjustified as they did not migrate to from countries such as because of persecution.

"Minorities like Hindus were persecuted in that's why they came here. Muslims came due to other reasons like seeking jobs," he said.

The bill seeking amendment to the Citizenship Act, will provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, and based on some conditions, after it is passed by Parliament.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 15:45 IST