Silence on Anglo-Indians raises uncertainties about quota


Lok Sabha

on Tuesday handed the 126th Constitution Modification Invoice trying to find to lengthen reservation to SCs, STs until January 2030, but was silent on quota for Anglo-Indians.

Opposition parties, including Congress, DMK, NCP, TMC and CPM, as well as NDA ally Apna Dal (Sonelal), voiced issues around the laws seeking to stop reservation for the



Law minister

Ravi Shankar Prasad

, nevertheless, stated that there was a provision of reservation for Anglo-Indians in the invoice. The governing administration is however “deliberating on it”, he reported. “The House will have to choose a call a person day on whether to grant reservation to the Anglo-Indian neighborhood,” he additional.

Prasad, quoting the 2011 Census, stated India is residence to 296 associates of the Anglo-Indian neighborhood.

Congress MP Hibi Eden accused Prasad of “misleading” the Property over the numbers and moved a privilege motion against the minister, trying to get reservation for the group ought to continue.

Reservation for the SC, ST and Anglo Indian local community is to end on January twenty five, 2020. The amendment extends reservations to SCs and STs for 10 many years, but continues to be silent on whether reservation will proceed for the Anglo-Indian community.

At present, two associates of the Anglo Indian neighborhood are nominated to Lok Sabha, and 1 each to thirteen point out assemblies.