Darul Uloom wants constitutional amendment
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In the wake of the proposed constitutional amendment for reservation in promotions, the country's largest Islamic seminary Darul Uloom, Deoband, has demanded a constitutional amendment to provide reservation for Muslims in government jobs. Rector Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, the highest official of the seminary, on Thursday said they had always been in favour of reservation for Muslims and had raised it on several occasions. "When the Constitution can be amended so many times, why can't it be done for Muslims? Let there be one more amendment so that Muslims get their right," Nomani told The Indian Express.
Ashraf Usmani, the head of the public relations section of the seminary, questioned the argument that reservation on the basis of religion is not permissible. "If reservation cannot be given on the basis of religion, then a person should also not be denied his rights on the basis of religion. Even today, if an SC/ST member converts to Islam, he loses his SC/ST status," he said.
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