Muslims to get 10% quota in OBC: West Bengal cabinet

By Manzar Bilal,,

Kolkata: Yielding to the pressure by the Muslim community in the state, the West Bengal Government today decided to reserve 10% quota for socially, educationally and economically backward Muslims under OBC category. The state cabinet took the decision today in Kolkata.

Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind had launched a state-wide campaign demanding 20% reservation for the Muslim community in the state. Muslims constitute 30% of the state population. Rather than giving reservation to entire community, the state government decided to give 10% of OBC quota. The government has already decided to include more Muslim groups in the OBC category. Muslims have only 2% share of reservation under the OBC in West Bengal while half of the Hindus, who are the 71% of the state population, are enjoying reservation as SC/ST.

Avoiding the constitutional bar which is against religion-based reservations state government had made up mind to bring as many Muslim castes in the OBC category as possible. Currently, only 12 Muslim castes are under the OBC. Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has reportedly asked West Bengal Backward Classes Commission to identify another 28 Muslim castes to include them in OBC list. If it will be implemented nearly 10% reservation will be available for Muslims in the state.

According to Sayed Masudal Hussain, member of West Bengal Backward Classes Commission presently Muslim castes like Ansaris (weavers), Qureshis (butchers) are among the 12 Muslim castes under OBC reservation. But now castes of Muslims like Beldar (grave diggers), Abdal (sweepers), Mahaldar (fishermen), Kahar (palanquin bearers) and many others will be able to get reservation through the OBC quota. The work in this regard is going on.

Siddiqullah Chaudhary, who is on a three-day campaign in the state for Muslim reservation, has expressed his happiness at the decision. He, however, said that until the government issued notification their movement will continue. He reiterated his demand that the Muslim community should be given 20% reservation.

As soon as the news about the cabinet decision spread Chaudhary’s phone didn’t stop ringing. People and villagers were congratulating him for the success.

However, the state government decision is seen as part of vote bank politics as the Left Front government is facing fast erosion in minority vote. The move is to catch the erosion. The ruling alliance was humiliated in the Lok Sabha elections and some assembly by-polls.



Give me Quota Too...

He is one of the biggest Idiots i have ever seen.Buddha dev is "Budha".He has no mind.he is idiot.
How one can give quota on religion basis.
I am also jain and belong to minority i also need the "QUOTA".

Ypu are a Jain you must be

Ypu are a Jain you must be making millions, now why do u need quota now!!

Sorry, you don't have reservation

You are a Jain and you cannot be provided any reservation as you have the capability and capacity to use your brain. People with reservation (hindus or muslims) have stopped using their brains or too lazy to work and they need reservation for their entire generations.

Jains do not form a vote bank. So no QUOTA

Muslims form a vote bank and the "SECULAR"- CPM fearing defeat by MAMATA is promising reservation to Muslims. If anyone were to call on the HINDUS of Bengal to vote en-bloc and defeat the CPM for offering RELIGIOUS BASED reservation, they will promptly be branded communal by the very CPM itself. JAINS do not deserve reservation because they do not form a vote bank.

All praise to the Lord...

Assalamu Alaikum...

Allah he is with us..

So its time to get Reservation at National Level..

Reservation is Birth rights of Indians..

Every one should get his share

muslim reservation

This Buddha (alias Buddhu)is a complete nuisance. Soon we shall observe Gujrat scenario here. Let people move to High Court against this insane decision.

Mamata also wants to sing the same bustard song of Buddhu.

No, vote for them in the coming elections!



Muslimsmust convert to Jainism to improve economic status

Muslims ruled India for 800 yeras & still want reservation??? Evidently ISLAM is the cause for the economic backwardness of MUSLIMS as even the MUSLIMS of NIZAMS HYDERABAD, who were the ruling class till 1947 are also demanding reservation. The Indian MUSLIMS must all convert to JAINISM and their economic condition would improve immediately as they will be released from the strangle hold of backward ISLAM.

Sir ji, I am sure you must

Sir ji, I am sure you must need some knowledge regarding muslim in W.B. as well as Indian Muslim. So, please comment something before you have that proper knowledge & example/proof. Thank you

We have been hearing this

We have been hearing this same slogan "Backward people are given reservation just for vote!" and "Minority appeasement" etc for quite long. All the backward classes please keep in mind that jealous and fear of being displaced from the ill-begotten share of power in the administration in democracy like India will make the forward castes to play any dirty game. this is incurable. We have no time and energy for all these shits. Just stay focused on ur goals and success will be yours. the years of Brahmanism and Zamindars are gone.
Remember dat these stunts against the reservation thru the electronic media and current urban focused media culture doesnt reflect the real Indian heart beat for emancipation. U might have seen the chaos that occurred after announcing the reservation for OBC's in higher education. These stunts will go on as a routine affair. These have no relevance at all! Within a decade or so all these shows will vanish away by themselves due to their innate weakness of jealousy and hatred.
Ur vote is ur power. there is nothing to be ashamed of in gettin wat u want through democracy. Thats why the builders of our nation made India a democracy - for the betterment and upheaval of her children. And not the strong ones alone (Dadas)!

i do not like or support

i do not like or support conservation .it is not fair that backward class belongging hindu get quata but muslim not.we should oppose conservation,not only muslim conservation

about obc caste selection of muslims??

i haven't heard above 30 obc castes which have been included in the obc. my title ic chowdhury but in obc choudhuli is selected.everyone is telling that there is no caste named choudhuli. so i tell that either make all the muslims obc or don't make anyone. give me quota too.


Only Muslim Reservation Quota For OBC

Dear Sir,
You know Muslim reservation is right but Muslim OBC reservation is very important to develop the muslim status. While my suggestion is if government give quota for Muslim then This is creteria mentioned below.

If total Muslim reservation is : 10%
Then Generation reservation should be : 4%
And OBC Reservation should be : 6%

Raghib Rabbani

SK are not in reservation where as 70% muslim are SK in WB.

Nasya Seikhs are in reservation but Seikh/Sk are not in resevation where as more than 70% muslim are Seikh/SK in West Bengal. But all the leading paper and media and generally all says W.B. Govt gave reservation to muslim. What is the fact!Please clear sir.

about us minority scholarship

obc schlorship aplication forms last date,


my sarname "DEWAN".What I includeing in muslim OBC?

regarding criteria of nasya seikh

we really confuse about the crieteria of obc.who are nasya seike? and mondal? how can we arrange documents?