Nearly a month after the Maratha Reservation protest rocked Maharashtra, Muslim Arakashan Muk Morcha on Saturday took to streets over demands of 5% reservation to the community in employment and education sectors across the state.
"Maharashtra: Muslim Muk Morcha take out a protest march in Pune demanding 5% reservation for the community in jobs and education sector, among other demands," the news agency ANI reported. The protest rally, which kick-started from Golibar Maidan in Camp is moving towards the collector's office in order to press a clutch of demands.
Maharashtra: Muslim Muk Morcha take out a protest march in Pune demanding 5% reservation for the community in jobs and education sector, among other demands pic.twitter.com/JfjhIuwhEl— ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2018
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The Muslim Community's demands also include the non-interference of the government in Muslim personal law, return of waqf properties, compensation to the youngsters who were imprisoned on false charges of terrorism and no ban on Muslim education centres.
Apart from the Muslim organisations, the Muk Morcha also reached out to other community groups for their support on the matter. Earlier, they threatened to organise the September 9 march if the Devendra Fadnavis government fails to meet their demands.
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An ordinance, which was passed to provide reservation for Muslim candidates under the previous Congress-NCP government, is not converted into a law by the current BJP government in the last four years.