New Delhi, May 29 (PTI): All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) today pitched in for a special quota for girls within the proposed 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in higher educational institutions.
"We demand a quota-within-quota for girls because this is the one section within the OBCs and economically backward classes which are more backward," Sudha Sundararaman, General Secretary of AIDWA told reporters here.
Accusing the ongoing anti-quota protests as "against poor and deprived sections of the society," the AIDWA also urged the government to bring private institutions under the purview of quota regime.
Slamming the agitating medicos, she said the anti-quota protests have nothing to do with merit. "If it was the case why don't they protest against the private institutions where anybody with some money can get a medical admission."
Attacking the Modi government in Gujarat over its stand over Aamir Khan starrer 'Fanaa', Subhashini Ali, AIDWA's president said "it is a dangerous trend" and accused the State government of "trying to have a fascist control over all spheres of life." She also condemned the ban on 'DaVinci Code' by a number of states.
She alleged that Muslim minority in Gujarat "are denied every constitutional rights" and said even opening a bank account or getting a ration card is very difficult for Muslims in the state.