RESERVATION A RIGHT, NOT A FAVOUR: K. RAHMAN

Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha K Rahman Khan said reservation on the basis of minority status should be treated as the fundamental right of the community and not as a favour showered on it.

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Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha K Rahman Khan said reservation on the basis of minority status should be treated as the fundamental right of the community and not as a favour showered on it. He was participating in “Discussions on Educational Grants Rights to Minorities announced by the Government” organised under the auspices of Delhi Minorities Commission on February 16 in the Capital.
Elaborating a number of schemes under the Central Government, Mr. Rahman said that more than 60 per cent of grants/schemes fund should be invested on the Muslims particularly owing to their marginalised status across the social spectrum. He further said that the Sachar Committee Report is not a recommendatory report rather a fact finding document and facts are really disturbing and startling which are not acceptable after 60 years of Independence. He also appreciated the 15-Point Programme announced by Prime Minister. V.K Singh, Commission Secretary, gave details of some of the schemes launched by the Government for minorities under the Prime Minister’s 15-Point Minorities Programme. The programme was presided over by Kamal Faruqi, Chairperson of Delhi Minority Commission.