NCP demands 5% quota for Muslims in education in Maharashtra
NCP MP Majeed Memon wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today demanding 5% quota for Muslims in education. The state is already witnessing protests by the Maratha community for reservation in jobs and education. On the basis of findings by the Sachar Committee, the Bombay High Court had supported reservation to the Muslim community to the extent of 5%, he said.
It's important to eliminate educational backwardness of society: Memon
Memon said it was important to eliminate the educational and economic backwardness of the society. Memon, National Secretary of the NCP, underlined that his party fully endorsed the demand for reservation to Maratha community. Memon recalled that he had approached Fadnavis along with his party delegation over the same issue in September 2015, but since then no progress has been made on this issue.