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Why Telangana is highly unlikely to fulfill its election promise of 12% reservation for Muslims

At the start of the new academic year, unrest is building in Telangana. The Opposition Congress party has launched a “one million signature” campaign to remind the Telangana Rashtra Samithi government of a key poll promise – 12% reservation for Muslims in educational institutions and government employment – made ahead of the first election in the new state of Telangana. Two years later, it remains unfulfilled.

According to the 2011 census, Muslims in Telangana number 44.64 lakh – 12.7% of the total population.

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