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Muslim federation to reserve seats for women in its panel

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    14th Oct, 2022

Context

For the first time ever seats have been reserved on caste lines in any Muslim body in the country.

Details

  • All India Two seats each have been earmarked for women and notified Muslim OBC representatives. This is the first time ever that seats have been reserved on caste lines in any Muslim body in the country.
  • has announced plans to reserve seats for women and Pasmanda community representatives to the body’s 25-member national executive.

How these changes have been introduced?

  • The changes have been brought in with select amendments to the ‘Constitution of the Mushawarat’.
  • The amendments were brought in through a referendum that took place via a postal ballot.
  • The moment the amended constitution got the consent of the members, it was considered passed.
  • A little over 81% of the members voted in favour of reservation for women through a referendum while nearly 74% voted in favour of Pasmanda reservation.
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