TMMK asks Cong to implement reservation for Muslims

Published on May 17, 2004 07:01 PM IST

TMMK has asked the Cong Govt to fulfill its election promises for reservation for Muslim community and also to withdraw POTA.

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Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhakam (TMMK) on Monday has asked the new Government to be formed by Congress at the Centre to fulfill its election promises to provide reservation for Muslim community and also to withdraw the 'draconian' POTA immediately.

Since Congress at National and DMK and PMK at Tamil Nadu level had promised to provide reservation for the community, in their election manifestoes, the new Government should take steps to implement the promise, TMMK President M H Jawahirulla told reporters here.

Similarly, POTA should be repealed with immediate effect, he said.

Stating that the people had taught a fitting lesson to the "communal" BJP-led NDA government for its 'anti-people' policies, Jawahirulla said that the Narinder Modi government in Gujarat should be dismissed and all the cases with regard to Gujarat violence should be entrusted to CBI and the culprits should be brought to book.

He also urged the government to release on conditional bail the innocent persons, who were languishing in Coimbatore prison for the last six years, for their alleged involvement in 1998 serial blasts, on 'humanitarian grounds'.

TMMK would stage a demonstration in Chennai on Tuesday to condemn the treatment meted out to the Iraq prisoners in Abu Gharib, Jawahirulla said.

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