Telangana cabinet clears bill increasing reservations (आरक्षण) for Muslims
Ahead of a crucial(महत्वपूर्ण) Assembly session, the Telangana cabinet on Saturday cleared the Telangana State Reservation Bill 2017. The cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday afternoon, cleared 12% reservation for Muslims and 10% for Scheduled Tribes, based on their population in state, sources confirmed(की पुष्टि). In today's special assembly session, the Bill will be introduced in both the Houses of the Legislature. During the 2014 Assembly election, the ruling Telangana Rastr Samiti promised it would provide 12% reservation to the state's Muslims.
Ahead of today's Assembly session - and at a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party and its affiliated (संबद्ध) wings have announced a protest against the TRS government - security has been increased across Hyderabad, Telangana's capital.
Hyderabad Police took several individuals into preventive custody, after the state's DGP held a security review meeting with ADG (L&O), Hyderabad's Commissioner of Police, IG (Intelligence) and other senior police officers.