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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

VHP to move SC against UPA on Muslim reservation issue

 http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_vhp-to-move-sc-against-upa-on-muslim-reservation-issue_1632568

VHP to move SC against UPA on Muslim reservation issue

Published: Monday, Jan 2, 2012, 21:09 IST
Place: Ludhiana | Agency: PTI
The VHP on Monday said it will move the Supreme Court against the UPA government's decision to grant 4.5% reservation to Muslims under OBC quota.
"The 4.5% reservation to Muslims within the 27% OBC quota is a politically motivated move ahead of elections in five states. We will challenge this in the Supreme Court," VHP Organising General Secretary Dinesh Chander said in Ludhiana.
"Religion-based reservation is against the Constitution," he told reporters, adding that VHP is also planning to start a mass awareness campaign against the government's move.
"We have also lodged a strong protest with the Election Commission as the move came just three days ahead of the poll dates announcement," he said.