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Parliament free to discuss Sachar report: PM

india Updated: Dec 16, 2006 22:43 IST

Parliament is free to discuss the Sachar committee report on the social, economic condition and educational status of Muslims in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday.

"I had mentioned to Parliament even before the Sachar committee submitted its report that when the report is ready we will table it in Parliament and Parliament is free to discuss it," Manmohan Singh told reporters on his way back home from a four-day visit to Japan.

The Sachar committee, appointed by the prime minister, has called for radical steps to bring Muslims into the mainstream and to ameliorate their social and economic condition by addressing the inequities faced by the community.

The Sachar report has recommended the creation of an Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) to look into the grievances of religious minorities.

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