This isn't Pakistan, Aligarh Muslim University must provide quota, says scheduled castes commission

Aligarh Muslim University has been facing flak for non-implementation of the reservation policy and in 2016, the Centre approached the Supreme Court, stating the AMU does not enjoy minority status.

Published: 14th July 2018 08:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2018 09:23 AM   |  A+A-

Aligarh Muslim University (File | PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: As Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been facing flak for non-implementation of the reservation policy, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Chairperson Ram Shankar Katheria said "this isn't Pakistan" adding that "the university has to follow the rules".

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP added that the varsity is doing injustice to the students belonging to the weaker section by not providing reservation.

"Not providing reservation to Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe, and Other Backward Classes students in Aligarh Muslim University is an injustice. AMU is not a minority institution and it receives grants from the Centre," Katheria said.

"This is not Pakistan, here all systems work as per the Constitution of India," he added.

Earlier on July 3, BJP leader and Aligarh MP Satish Gautam demanded reservation for the students belonging to ST/SC/OBC in AMU.

He added that students from ST/SC/OBC backgrounds are deprived of good education despite having a college in Aligarh.

Earlier in 2016, the Central Government had approached the Supreme Court, stating the AMU does not enjoy minority status, and the matter is pending.

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