Has India Gone Nuts?

Now quotas by religion? Remember Mr. V.P. Singh, who implemented the Mandal Commission recommendations as Prime Minister in 1990, is now come up with one more demand, Quota for Muslims too.

Hello? Wake UP…Has India gone nuts? What the hell is happening? Is our Democracy is dead? Why can’t one leader just one leader talk about equal opportunity? Why cant government and our so called leaders think of sorting out primary education system instead taking short cuts? Why they can’t provide the basic rights to all citizens of our beloved country equally? When our politicians get out of this caste & religion based politics and think for Indian’s and India. God Bless India.


V P Singh demands quota for Muslims

New Delhi: Seeking to revive the Mandal issue, former Prime Minister V P Singh on Saturday said Muslims should be accommodated in a sub-quota created within the 27 per cent quota earmarked in the Commission report.

“We are not demading a quota additional to the existing 27 per cent. We are seeking a sub-quota for Muslims,” Singh told reporter in Delhi.

“No Constitutional amendment is required. It is simple to implement. Since it will not disturb the existing reservation ratio, even BJP would not have any objection to it,” Singh said.


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  1. I agree 100%. Why cant these slug head do something what is good for all citizens. It will be good for Muslims(and other minorities) as well. In my opinion, such efforts are simply vote bank politics. Nothing more.

  2. all this is for Votes only… i think commers like us need to QUIT india !!

  3. This is the Indian version of Democracy. I’m going to convert to muslim and see if I get more opportunities 😉

  4. This was always coming. Expect the Politicians to justify the ends by any means. If even a single of these Politicians was honest – to begin with – they would have removed the Creamy Layer on their own. Their dishonesty is for all to see.

    Don’t be surprised, if Quotas are introduced in Sports next. We already have un-said regional representaion in cricket selection for years.

    When i hire:
    – I never want to ask the persons religion.
    – Never want to know his/her caste.
    – Never want to know his political affiliations.

    Always want to know:
    – his/her capabilities.
    – his/her integrity.

    But – its the reverse here. And it is made into a law.
    We don’t need this kind of democracy. If this is what it is – its no good. Our Airports are stinking, Road Sides are Public toilets – nobody talks about that. We only talk about CRAP.

    And it’s no surprise – all such problems seem to appear moment Congress takes to power.

  5. @Nazim

    Thanks for agreeing with my view, All i want from our government is to provide these unprivilaged childrens proper rights. Irrespective of religion, caste all childrens are entitled of education and job under democracy. Government is just running away from their own primary respo..by providing his short term solutions.


    Why should we quit, its our country we wont let these bloody corrupt politicians to destroy our own houses. Never Surrender!


    I dont think you will get any benifit, becuase you can speak english…lol


    Congress or CPI or BJP all are same, I dont trust anyone every one is just their for vote bank politics. If congress started Mandal things for votes then for sure BJP will start Kamadal things for vote. We need to get rid of these corrupt politicians.

  6. I personally feel all this quota thing is rubish. I have first hand experiences in this case. Faheem, a friend on mine missed MBBS seat by 2 marks(cutoff was 177 and he secured 175). While another guy(will not disclose his name) got admission on 90 marks, just because he belonged to some so called backward area. Best part is that most of the top government officials, administrators, doctors come from this area and they still call it backward.

    I wonder, did Allah create these so called ST/SC/OBC with inferior brains to need quota.

    OK, It may have been neccessary in old days to overcome some evils in society, but now it is denying the right of the right full

  7. What are these quotas for? Are they for admission to higher education or for employment or something else?

    India appears to want to give everyone a fair chance but yet you have a caste system. How do you reconcile the two? I’m asking from ignorance, not to criticize.

  8. Quotas are reservations for some under priviledged class of society like the so called lower castes, people from backward areas like hilly areas etc.

    There are quotas every where, education, jobs, railway reservations etc etc.

    Giving a fair chance! Hmmm. If so why are these quotas there in the first place.

    Caste system has some what go these days. Not fully but to some extent. Two are totally different issues.

    I feel these quotas lead to worsen the situation of caste system. Like my friend lost an admission to medical college to some one from backward class. So he starts hating the whole class.

    Got it.

  9. Thanks Mir Nazim. I think I’ve got it. The quotas are an attempt to level the playing field a bit without getting rid of the caste system. They sound a lot like our affirmative action. Although we don’t have a formal caste system, clearly there are some that start with an advantage over others. We call them the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’. Some have wealth and some don’t.


    The grip of the Majlis-e-ittehadul Muslimeen on the community remains strong, With a Member representing Hyderabad in the Lok Sabha, five members in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, 40 corporators in Hyderabad and 95-plus members elected to various municipal bodies in Andhra Pradesh, the All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen is one of the foremost representatives of the city’s Muslims and the most powerful Muslim party in India and one can see the partys strenghth if it goes to Hyderabad old city and Parts of Muslim Dominated Villages of Andhra Pradesh everywhere u look u can see MIM written on walls ,lightpoles and buildings leaving aside green flags and posters of its Leadership and there small Offices . The Majlis has brought lot of development to the Old part of the city even after it is said it hasnt done anything by its opponents who are mostly Ex Majlis workers.The Majlis was formed in 1927 “for educational and social uplift of Muslims”. But it articulated the position that “the ruler and throne (Nizam) are symbols of the political and cultural rights of the Muslim community… (and) this status must continue forever”.The Majlis pitted itself against the Andhra Mahasabha and the communists who questioned the feudal order that sustained the Nizam’s rule. It also bitterly opposed the Arya Samaj, which gave social and cultural expression to the aspirations of the urban Hindu population in the Hyderabad State of those days.By the mid-1940s, the Majlis had come to represent a remarkably aggressive and violent face of Muslim communal politics as it organised the razakars (volunteers) to defend the “independence” of this “Muslim” State from merger with the Indian Union.According to historians, over 1,50,000 such `volunteers’ were organised by the Majlis for the Nizam State’s defence but they are remembered for unleashing unparalleled violence against Communal Hindus and the communists and all those who opposed the Nizam’s “go it alone” policy. It is estimated that during the height of the razakar `agitation’, over 30,000 people had taken shelter in the Secunderabad cantonment alone to protect themselves from these `volunteers’.But the razakars could do little against the Indian Army and even put up a fight. Kasim Rizvi, the Majlis leader, was imprisoned and the organisation banned in 1948. Rizvi was released in 1957 on the undertaking that he would leave for Pakistan in 48 hours. Before he left though, Rizvi met some of the erstwhile activists of the Majlis and passed on the presidentship to Abdul Wahed Owaisi, a famous lawyer and an Islamic scholar from jamia nizamia who also was jailed for nearly 10 months after he took over the Majlis leadership as the then govt wanted to abolish the Majlis party but Owaisi refused to do so and was seen as a person who had financially supported the party when it was a bankrupt and weak one after the Police Action in Hyderabad State.Owaisi is credited with having “re-written” the Majlis constitution according to the provisions of the Indian Constitution and “the realities of Muslim minority in independent India”, and fought the legal case for winning back darrusslam mim headquarters for years according to a former journalist, Chander Srivastava. For the first decade-and-a-half after this “reinvention”, the Majlis remained, at best, a marginal player in Hyderabad politics and even though every election saw a rise in its vote share, it could not win more than one Assembly seat.The 1970s saw an upswing in Majlis’ political fortunes. In 1969, it won back its party headquarters, Dar-us-Salaam — a sprawling 4.5-acre compound in the heart of the New City. It also won compensation which was used to set up an ITI on the premises and a women’s degree college in Nizamabad town. In 1976, Salahuddin Owaisi took over the presidentship of the Majlis after his father’s demise who also was also Jailed Various times .This started an important phase in the history of the Majlis as it continued expanding its educational institutions,Hospitals,Banks, including the first Muslim minority Engineering College and Medical College. Courses in MBA, MCA ,Nursing, Pharmacy and other professional degrees followed and now a daily newspaper known as Etemaad Daily. The 1970s were also a watershed in Majlis’ history as after a long period of 31 years, Hyderabad witnessed large-scale communal rioting in 1979. The Majlis came to the forefront in “defending” Muslim life and property Majlis workers could be seen at these moments defending the properties of Muslims in the wake of riots and these workers were very hard even for the police to control them even now it is a known fact that there are nearly about 2500 units of strong members who only act if there is a seirous threat to the Owaisi family and these members are under the direct orders of the Owaisi family which leads the Majlis party leaving aside thousands of workers and informers throughout the State and even outside the country far away till America and the Gulf countries.Salahuddin Owaisi, also known as “Salar-e-Millat” (commander of the community), has repeatedly alleged in his speeches that the Indian state has “abandoned” the Muslims to their fate. Therefore, “Muslims should stand on their own feet, rather than look to the State for help’’, he argues.This policy has been an unambiguous success in leveraging the Majlis today to its position of being practically the “sole spokesman” of the Muslims in Hyderabad and its environs.Voting figures show this clearly. From 58,000 votes in the 1962 Lok Sabha elections for the Hyderabad seat, Majlis votes rose to 1,12,000 in 1980. The clear articulation of this “stand on one’s feet” policy in education and `protection’ during riots doubled its vote-share by 1984. Salahuddin Owaisi won the seat for the first time, polling 2.22 lakh votes. This vote-share doubled in the 1989 Lok Sabha elections to over four lakhs.The Majlis has since continued its hold on the Hyderabad seat winning about five-and-a-half lakh votes each time.Despite remarkable economic prosperity and negligible communal violence in the past decade, the hold of the Majlis on the Muslims of Hyderabad remains, despite minor dents. And despite widespread allegations of Majlis leaders having “made money”, most ordinary Muslims continue to support them because, as one bank executive put it “they represent our issues clearly and unambiguously’’. An old Historian Bakhtiyar khan says the Owaisi family was a rich family even before entering Politics and he says he had seen the late Majlis leader Abdul Wahed Owaisi in an American Buick car at a time when rarely cars were seen on Hyderabad Roads and the family had strong relations with the ersthwhile Nizams of Hyderabad and the Paighs even now the family is considered to be one of the richest familes in Hyderabad.A university teacher says that the Majlis helped Muslims live with dignity and security at a time when they were under attack and even took the fear out of them after the Police action and adds that he has seen Majlis leaders in the front at times confronting with the Police and the Govt. Asaduddin Owaisi, the articulate UK educated barrister from Lincolns Inn College son of Salahuddin Owaisi and Former leader of the Majlis’ Legislature party and now an MP himself who has travelled across the globe meeting world leaders and organizatons and even in war zones compares the Majlis to the Black Power movement of America.The Majlis that emerged after 1957 is a completely different entity from its pre-independence edition, he says adding that comparisons with that bloody past are “misleading and mischievous”. “That Majlis was fighting for state power, while we have no such ambitions or illusions”.He stoutly defends the need for “an independent political voice” for the minorities, which is willing to defend them and project their issues “firmly”.“How can an independent articulation of minority interests and aspirations be termed communal,” he asks and contests any definition of democracy which questions the loyalty of minorities if they assert their independent political identity. “We are a threat not only to the BJP and Hindu communalism, but also to Muslim extremism,” Asaduddin claims. “By providing a legitimate political vent for Muslims to voice their aspirations and fears, we are preventing the rise of political extremism and religious obscurantism when the community is under unprecedented attack from Hindu communalists and the state’’. He can be seen in his speeches speaking against terrorism in the Country and says if the time arises Majlis will stand side by side in defending the Nation and Recently Majlis ittehadul Muslimeen MP Asaduddin Owaisi has Visited Lebanon after the war with israel and met the leaders of the resistance group Hezbollah and he has even visited Bombay and Malegaon Muslims and raised there issues in Parliament and has even represented the police torture victims to the Prime Minister and has given aid From Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen Party Fund.

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