In a highly controversial move, The central government today approved a scheme, providing for 2.5 million pre-matric scholarships to meritorious minority students, entailing an expenditure of Rs 1,868.50 crore during the 11th Plan period. Under the scheme, to be launched during 2007-08, scholarships will be awarded to minority students who are studying in India in government or private schools from classes I to X, including residential government institutes, and eligible private institutes.
In another related Incident, Central Govt. has reduced the Scholarship Benefits for Scheduled Castes . The central government Wednesday said students from the Scheduled Castes obtaining less than 60 percent marks at the higher secondary level will not be considered for the scholarship.
This is consistent with Various other moves of UPA turning Hindus into a second Class Citizen in their own country.
Now some eye Opening facts:
- As per the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) report of March 30, 2007, unemployment rate among Muslims and Hindus of both sexes in urban areas differs by just about 0.5 per cent
- Per Census Report of 2001 Muslim males have higher literacy rate than Hindu males in eleven states (Andhra Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Orissa, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu).
- In Kerala, Muslim literacy rate is 89.4 per cent, Hindus (90.2 per cent) and SC/ST (80.8 per cent). Still the Congress manifesto of 2004 declared all Muslims as educationally backwards in Kerala