PFI demands increase in Reservations for Muslims
PFI (Popular Front of India), prominent Muslim organization, organized a massive procession in Madurai, temple city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, on April 22, 2012 to portray its self-styled pressure politics once more. The procession started from Nelpetti in Madurai and ended at Scott Road where a large number of discontent Islamists was already present. What was the reason behind such a discontentment of Muslims, termed as greatest worshipers of Indian secularism at the moment?
Main speakers in the meeting, following the procession, demanded that rate of reservation of Muslims in the job sector in Tamil Nadu must be raised from 3.5% to 7%. They, citing recommendations of Ranganath Mishra Commission, also demanded that Muslims must be rendered 10% reservations in all jobs and educational institutions of the Central Government of India.
Leading speakers, on this occasion, included Mohammed Nasiruddin, M. Mohammed Ali Zinnah, K.S.M. Ibrahim and many others. Volunteers, in throngs, came to attend the meeting and they were from districts like Madurai, Birudhnagar, Shivganga, Theni, Ramnathpur and Dindigul.
A large police contingent was present there, to deal with the event.