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12% Muslim Quota: Congress workers burn KCR’s effigy

Taking the “Yes for 12% Muslim Reservation” campaign to the next level, the Congress workers on Thursday organised protests across the Telangana State asking Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao to honour the election promise.

Led by GHCC Minorities Department Chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail, the Congress works came out in a rally from Gandhi Bhavan to Nampally crossroads. They raised slogans against KCR and TRS Government accusing them of cheating the community on the promise of 12% Muslim Reservation. Later, they also burnt KCR’s effigy.

This is the first ever protest wherein KCR’s effigy was burnt on the issue of 12% Muslim quota.

Speaking to media persons later, Abdullah Sohail claimed that the Congress party enjoys full support of not only Muslims, but all communities, on the issue of 12% Muslim reservation. “Exactly two years, KCR had promised that he would give 12% quota for Muslims in jobs and education within four months of coming to power. Now he is trying to find different excuses to delay its implementation. While making the promise, was KCR not aware reservation involves a long and tedious legal and constitutional process? He simply wanted to lure the community to get their votes and he succeeded in doing so. Now we want to teach KCR a lesson that it is not easier to get away after cheating the Muslim community,” he said.

Abdullah Sohail said that the Minorities Department of GHCC was able to collect more than 10 lakh signatures in a span of just 15 days for the campaign “Yes for 12% Muslim Reservation”. The success of this campaign clearly shows that common Muslims and members of other communities want KCR to fulfill his election promise at the earliest. “The Chief Minister must come up with a clear road map and deadline on providing 12% Muslim reservation. He must not try to fool the community in the name of Commissions or Surveys. We want nothing less than promised 12% quota in jobs and education,” he demanded.

TPCC Minorities Department Chairman Mohammed Fakhruddin, GHCC General Secretary Syed Nizamuddin and other senior leaders were also present. (INN)