Hyderabad: The state government has extended the four percent reservations to the minorities for 10 more years.
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has also sanctioned a special commissionerate to protect the lands falling under Wakf board.
A decision to this effect was taken at the Secretariat after a review meeting on Minorities Welfare held under the supervision of Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy.
Briefing media persons later, Minister for Minorities Welfare and Wakf, Syed Mohammed Ahmedullah said proposals for the said Commissionerate were already sent to form a new body to safeguard the interests of the Wakf properties.
The cited proposal came in the wake of an attempt on the life of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Legislator and Floor Leader Akbaruddin Owaisi. Mr Ahmadullah stated that Mr Akbaruddin Owaisi had time and again demanded protection of the lands belonging to the Wakf board.
Another important development in the Chief Minister’s review meeting was allocation of a Study Circle for Minorities’ students at the proposed Haj House building at Shamshabad.
The Haj House would come up at a cost of Rs 12.5 crore on 10 acres of land.
The Minister informed that the Chief Minister has also sanctioned Rs 20 crore as maintenance cost for 1.5 lakh minority students on part with SC, ST students.
Steps were being taken to develop Persian and Arabic scripts preserved at the Osmania university and an amount of Rs 57 lakh has been granted for the project, the Minister revealed. INN