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Karnataka Scraps 4% Muslim Quota, Now Shared Between 2 Communities-Education News

The Karnataka government on Friday announced two new categories for reservation in jobs and education and scrapped the 4 per cent quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) Muslims.

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The announcement by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai comes just a month before assembly election is scheduled to be held in the BJP-ruled state. The 4 per cent OBC Muslim quota has been divided between the Vokkaligas and Lingayats. Muslims eligible for quota have been categorised under economically weaker sections now. The decision, however, pushes reservation percentage in Karnataka, which is already over the 50 per cent cap imposed by the Supreme Court, to approximately 57 per cent now. “We have taken some important decisions,” Mr Bommai told reporters today. “A cabinet sub-committee recommended the changes in categories and we have done it,” he said.

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