Reservations for Muslims in India
A Step for Inclusive Development
Elucidating the process by which the large majority of backward classes among Muslims in India have been brought under the umbrella of reservations, this paper points out the importance of extending social justice in a constitutionally valid and judicially sustainable manner. Pointing to the fallacy of the Ranganath Misra Commission's initial recommendation of 15% reservation for minorities, it highlights the relevance of its real recommendation of a sub-quota for the minorities within the Mandal Commission-based backward class quota of 27%.
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