Asaduddin Owaisi
Asaduddin Owaisi

Owaisi demands Muslim recruitment data from PM Modi

ANI | Updated: Jul 18, 2018 04:19 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Jul 17 (ANI): All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for data about the number of Muslims recruited in the state and central services over the last four years.
In an interview to ANI, Owaisi said "In the last four years, how many jobs have been given to Muslims in CRPF, CISF, RAF, BSF, etc? In Prime Minister's 15-point program, it's said in point 10 that for recruitment to state and central services or police, the government will be advised to give special consideration to minorities."
He further claimed that Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had lied about the percentage of Muslim representation.
"Mr Naqvi lied that the percentage of Muslim representation has increased. So I have exposed these wrongful claims of the government," he said.
Echoing a similar opinion, senior Congress leader Husain Dalwai asserted that Prime Minister Modi should make sure that Indian Muslims have the right to be a part of the military forces.
With reference to Congress President Rahul Gandhi's recent comment on Muslims, Owaisi said an inappropriate message was being sent out to the community.
"The most unfortunate thing that has come out of the recent controversy of Muslims not being part of this party or that party, regarding statements of Congress chief and Prime Minister, is what message you are sending to the Muslims? That usage of the word 'Muslim' will lead to polarisation, that it's a dirty word?" he asked.
Rahul has been facing flak from the Opposition for saying that 'Congress is a Muslim party', which Urdu daily Inquilab claimed, he made at a meeting with Muslim intellectuals and activists on July 11. (ANI)