KCR affirms his commitment to quota for Muslims

KCR affirms his commitment to quota for Muslims - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao reaffirmed his stand on Quotas for poor Muslims on the same lines as Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

 The chief minister reviewed the working of a commission of inquiry constituted by the government in March to study the socio-economic and educational status of Muslims in the state and recommend increase in the quantum of reservation for the community.

Muslims in Telangana currently enjoy four percent reservation in education and employment.

KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, said that Muslims are about 12 percent of the state's population and a majority of them are poor.

KCR's Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) had promised 12 percent reservations to Muslims during the elections held last year.

During the meeting, the chief minister noted that many Muslim families don't even earn Rs.1,000 a month. "I had promised during the elections that a change will be brought in the living conditions of Muslims and I will  fulfil this promise," a statement by the chief minister's office quoted him as saying.

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