What about christians? SP promises 10% reservation for Muslims in Maharashtra

October 13, 2014 by  
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muslim-votersMumbai, October 10, 2014: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Thursday promised to provide 10% reservation for Muslims in Maharashtra, honour for Urdu language and formation of Wakf Law Protection and Development Corporation as part of its manifesto released for forthcoming October 15 assembly polls.

The SP has fielded 24 candidates from across Maharashtra.

Other important promises in the manifesto include reservations for Muslim women and children, steps for improvement of power loom sector (which sees large scale employment of Muslims), conservation and protection of Wakf properties, judicial inquiry into fake encounters, adequate compensation to police personnel, protection of civil and human rights, religious freedom, additional compensation to families of victims of communal violence and terror attacks, strict implementation of Prevention of Atrocities Against SC/ST Act and revival of Ismail Yusuf College, a release from SP Maharashtra spokesperson Abdul Kadir Chaudhary said.

SP Maharashtra president Abu Asim Azmi has always raised the issue of lower strata and underprivileged people during his assembly tenure, Chaudhary said, adding, “We tried our best to bring all secular parties together before the polls, but could not.”

The manifesto, which also promised drinking water, addressing power shortage issue, health insurance for poor and higher education at affordable fees, was released in Urdu, Marathi, Hindi and English languages. SP’s Maharashtra vice president and head of the Scheduled Caste cell Ashok Gaikwad and Mumbai region vice president Pradeep Dixit too were present on the occasion.

– tcn


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