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AP High Court Order against 4% Reservations for Backward Muslims. Govt embarassed, will appeal in SC.

February 9, 2010 1 comment

Muslim Lady Voted in to Power Congress on the popular measure of 4% Reservation, The State Govt. is blamed for not presenting its defence to the panel, with determination. Muslims, missing Late Rajsheker Redfdy's type of comiment towards them.

Feb. 8:   Muslims of Andhra Pradesh, and the govt of AP suffered a setback,  Lakhs of Muslim Boys and and Girls, hope to find their place in field of education and jobs spent sleepless night, with their future plans and hopes in balance in Courts.   

As  AP High Court in a majority decision on Monday struck down as unsustainable the legislation providing four per cent reservation in educational institutions and government jobs to backward groups among Muslims.

 A seven-member bench headed by Chief Justice Anil R. Dave was divided 5-2 and provided three different decisions while striking down the legislation. Justice Dave while pronouncing the verdict on his behalf and on behalf of Justice A. Gopal Reddy, Justice V. Eswaraiah and Justice G. Raghuram opined that the legislation failed to define the expressions “Muslim” and “other Muslim groups.”

 The Act violated Articles 14, 15(1) and 16 (2) of the Constitution. The court faulted the surveys relied upon by the BC Commission to enumerate Muslim backwardness. The commission’s own survey was “not sufficient,” it said.

The court struck down the AP Reservations in Favor of Socially and Education-ally Backward Classes of Muslims Act, 2007 and the Government Orders Ms 23 and 231 to provide reservation for Muslim.

 Lakhs of Muslim boys and girls, in preparation for approaching intermediate, and emcet exams.  The reservation for the backward and the disadvantaged in the Muslim community gave the needed start to the trend in the Muslims to go for proper education, and gradually but surely raise the bar of percentage of literacy in Muslim backward community.  

 The admission so far made under this reservation policy of 4% since 2007 will not be effected. But the future admissions or admission hereafter may get blocked.  The govt of AP acted apparently swiftly to go for appeal against the order of High Court in Supreme Court, immediately.

 The Muslim organizations, like MEC Minorities Empowerment Council, demand restoration of the reservation policy, in consultation with legal experts, and represent, appeal without any delay to the Supreme Court, with determination and zeal.  Read more…