Hasan was speaking at a session 'After Bin Laden' moderated by journalist Shoma Chaudhury.
The Padmashri awardee said that as far as the issue of reservation is concerned, he has no hesitation to say that reservation to Muslims is a legitimate demand.
Ayesha Jalal, Professor of History at Tufts University, also spoke on the issue and various aspects of al Qaeda and its associates in Pakistani Taliban.
British journalist Jason Burke, American journalist Max Rodenbeck and senior journalist M J Akbar were the other speakers in the session.
Aspects of Islam and Muslims in India were also discussed in the session.