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Why Reservation for Muslims

Habibur Rehman (Author)

There is a wide range of variations in the conditions of Muslims across the country but one thing is certain that Muslims as a whole exhibit the perceived discrimination and deprivation practically in every segment. The Sachhar Committee Report and the Misra Commission findings too have revealed that Muslims are economically educationally socially and culturally a miserable lot. In a many respects they are worse than scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. They are under siege due to lack of education shrinking political space, deprivation and frustration. They are at the lowest pedestal of the society and need affirmative actions to bring them within the national milieu. 

A debate is going on throughout the country to uplift the conditions of Muslims through affirmative measures, however due to lack of authentic material of the subject the government as well as the political parties and the meaningful people are finding it difficult to evolve an appropriate strategy. 

Misra Commission has suggested welfare measures for the development of weaker sections of Muslims including reservation in educational institutions and employment in government sectors on the pattern of SCs/STs and backward classes. It has also chalked out the modalities for the implementation of its recommendation within the frame work of Indian constitution. However there is a sense of despair among Muslims pertaining to the implementation of Misra commission report because they have seen the fate of Sachhar committee report.

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About the author

Habibur Rehman

Professor Habibur Rehman, former Vice-Chancellor, Agra University, Agra (India), obtained higher education from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, as well as the University of Western Ontario, London (Canada). For the last fifty years, he has been closely associated with teaching and research. He has also served as Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University; Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Kashmir University, Srinagar; and Head, Department of Economics and Management, University of Sokoto, Nigeria. He has been involved with several academic and administrative assignments and has published extensively.

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Title Why Reservation for Muslims
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.09.2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788121211550
length 196p.,