Kumbakonam: Thousands of Tamil Nadu Dawheeth Jamath workers on Sunday took out a rally here, demanding reservation for Muslims in education and politics and enhanced employment opportunities.
Jamath members from various parts of the state took part. The rally started from Asoor by-pass road and ended at Gandhiyadigal Salai. It was flagged off by Jamath State president P. Jainullabudeen.
He and state general secretary S.M.Parkar addressed a conference held in the evening. A resolution adopted said Muslims constituted 20 per cent of the country’s population but education and employment opportunities offered were to the extent of only 2.5 per cent. "We should get reservation proportionate to our population." The conference also made it clear that the Jamath would support only those parties which promise reservation for Muslims. It said whichever party or alliance that promises to work for getting reservation for Muslims "will get our votes." Mr. Jainullabudeen said constituents of the DPA like the DMK and the PMK had assured that they would get reservation for Muslims but this had not been done.