Mamata’s Eid Bonanza – Communal Reservation in Higher Education and Business

published on August 13, 2013

KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister MamataBanerjee on Friday announced reservation in higher education in the state for minorities while attending Eid prayers in the city’s Red Road.

“We want youths and children from minority communities to advance in studies and become doctors, engineers and professionals in different other fields,” Banerjee said, stating that reservation of seats would be introduced in higher education from 2014 educational curriculum.

She also announced that other avenues of business would also be made available to the minorities including opening of shops and other such small scale enterprises in the districts.

The chief minister attended the largest Eid prayer gathering on Red Road in the heart of the metropolis. Prayers were held at other places too including at Nakhoda Masjid, the largest mosque in the city.

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