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KAS: Muslim organisations demand reservation in all streams


Thiruvananthapuram: Muslim leaders met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and submitted a memorandum asking to implement reservation policies applicable to all streams in Kerala Administrative Service (KAS). Muslim League leader ET Mohammed Basheer said that the leaders were assured that the issue will be considered favourably.

The memorandum pointed out that the draft norms regarding recruitment to KAS are a huge setback to the backward communities.  Absence of reservation in two streams,  by classifying them under 'By transfer' category would deny the  reasonable representation, the memorandum pointed out.

The norms and recommendations violatingreservation  principles should be re-examined, andall proceedings regarding the appointment should be stopped forthwith,  the delegation said.

The organisations also asked for necessary corrections in the amendments made in rules regarding Muslim civil law.  The Tahsildar should make verifications only in the affidavit filed by persons and the time limit of the verification should be brought down to 15 days from 45 days. The memorandum has asked to remove the column asking for the caste.

Muslim league High Power Committee member Sadiqali Shihab Thangal, PK Kunhalikkutty MP, ET Mohammed Basheer, different organization leaders Sheikh Mohammed Karakunnu, TP Abdullakoya Madani, Kadakkal Abdul Azeez Moulavi, Saeed Musliyar, M. Najeem Moulavi, KPA Majeed, PK Firoz, CP Kunjumuhammed, POJ Labba, Dr. Abdul Rasheed, Kutty Ahammed Kutty and others met the chief minister.

Samvarana Samudaya Munnani leaders also met the Chief Minister demanding reservation in KAS. The delegation demanded implementation of reservation in all streams and pointed out that there is no legal hurdle for implementing reservation policies in appointments by transfer too. Reservation policies should be made applicable to appointments in all the streams to ensure backward classes'  representaion in civil service. All procedures regarding the appointment should be stopped until a decision is made after deliberations, the leaders asked.

 V. Dinakaran, Kutty Ahmed Kutty and Dr. Abdul Rasheed were among the delegation.

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