After banning the entry of hijab wearing Muslim girls into education institutions, the BJP government in Karnataka devised another plot to deprive Muslim children from pursuing higher education. This time, it abolishes four percent reservation to Muslim minorities in the state just ahead of the proposed general elections that stirred-up an outrage among Muslim Community in the state.
Aghast over the way the Government in Karnataka abolishes four percent reservation to Muslim minorities in the state, the different organisations of Ulema on Sunday decided to approach the court against the prejudiced decision of the BJP government.
Karnataka Sunni Ulema Board convened a meeting at Markaz-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, Jamia Hazrath Bilal, Bangalore to discuss the future course of action against the government’s decision.
While talking to media persons after the meeting, the representatives of the board condemned the BJP Government’s decision and termed it as a prejudiced move aimed at depriving the Muslim community from their constitutional rights.They said the board has decided to approach the court against the government’s decision.
Moulana Ameer Jaan of Jamia Hazrath Bilal said that “The true face of BJP has finally been exposed ahead of the general elections.” At the same time he expressed surprise over the way the secular parties as well as the Muslim leaders keep mum over the issue.
Calling it a ‘Black Day’ in the history of Karnataka, he said, “For Muslims, opportunities like pursuing higher education and securing government jobs are getting blocked by this government despite the fact that the reservation was provided not on the basis of religion but keeping their poor socio-economic condition into consideration.”
It is against this reason, he said, that the Sunni Ulema Board has decided to start a legal battle against revocation of reservation by the BJP government in the state.
“BJP government deliberately tried to harm the Muslim community ahead of the elections. All secular parties especially the Congress and the Janata Dal should raise their voices against the partial move. Very soon a meeting will be convened by the Sunni Ulema Board to take a call regarding extending support to parties in the proposed elections,” said Moulana Shafai Sadi, the Chairmen Karnataka Wakf Board.
Apart from this, he said, Muslim organisations will hold demonstrations in villages and districts to register their protest against the move.