Kuwait: Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society (www.indo-kuwaitfriendshipsociety.com) in a press release asked the Karnataka Chief Minister to show more flexibility in the rules governing to the decision making for the “Minority status of Educational Institutions”. IKFS welcomes the decision if the institution concerned provides admission to 75 per cent of students from a certain minority community which will minimize the commercialization of the seats by those Institutions, as many of the so called Minority status institutions do not carry out the admission for benefit of the minority community itself. A compulsory notice board should be installed in each Institutions’ Office premises and marked day to day basis until the admissions are over. So that applicants can know the availability of the seats in the particular institution.
What would be if the minority students are not enough in number to fill the gap of the 75% of the seats in the compulsory admission in a particular Institution? So how can then the rule be applied? Does that mean the Institution’s “Minority Status will be nullified or cancelled”? Since India is known as one of the world’s best secularist country, we need our rules to be made without hurting the feelings of any community. Everybody knows that Karnataka state Government. is not ruled as a “Banana Republic”. No hard muscles raising situation should be allowed, but rather to align with the parties in a more flexible manner. We cannot implement a rule without the consent of the parties involved. it may be difficult to get enrolled with 75 per cent of students belonging to the certain or notified minority community as per the Mandatory. Accordingly, you cannot cancel the “minority tag to the particular educational institution”. There is no harm checking and ensuring with the Minority Educational Institutions whether they are followed the Right to Education Act.
Dr. Ghalib Al-Mashoor, President of IKFS asked Karnataka Chief Minister to show his sincerity in handling the issues of minorities in Karnataka State? If the present Government. wants to really help minorities then they have to avoid the entrance tests for Minority students and admission can be made thru’ highest/merit marks basis of the Higher secondary School /or CBSE examinations?. Is it possible Karnataka minority Institutions can invite Minority students from other states also for professional admissions with increased quotas for Non-Karntakans? IKFS hopes that there would be an alternative solution if the Students/Children of particular minority community cannot fulfill the quotas of 75% entries unintentionally.
IKFS requested Chief Minister Sadananda to allow minority students from NRI category also for the so called “Minority tagged Institution” . Also allow them to recruit and employ 75% the College staff from the Minority Community ? You cannot implement a rule by partiality or benefiting one and ignoring other. Also requested to facilitate necessary discounts and grace marks while selecting Employees/Teachers from the Minority community which would be the same facilities given to the so called 'scheduled caste and schedule tribe' applicants which they are enjoying and Indians are witnessing since India’s independence day.
There are 32 Professional Institutions listed as per the Karnataka Religious & Linguistic Minority Professional Colleges Association.