Andhra Pradesh: reservation for Muslims
Government of Andhra Pradesh on 4th July 2007 decided to reserve four percent of government jobs and seats in state-run education institutions for 25 socially and educationally backward classes among Muslims.
The reservation for Muslims is based on the recommendations made by retired senior official P.S. Krishnan to provide reservations to "25 socially, educationally and economically backward classes of Muslims".
Syeds, Pathans, Sheikhs, Arabs, Irani, Cucthi Memon, Mughals and others, which are considered forward classes among Muslims, have been excluded.
It is estimated that 80 to 85 percent of Muslims in the state would enjoy the benefits of the reservation.
See links below for important documents related to this reservation decision: