The Sachar Committee Report

The Rajinder Sachar Committee, appointed by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was a high-level committee for the preparation of a "Report on Social, Economic and Educational Status of the Muslim Community of India".

The report, tabled in Parliament on 30 November, has suggestions and solutions to include Indian muslims in the mainstream. The seven members of the committee were Justice Rajinder Sachar, Shri Sayyid Hamid, Dr T. K. Oommen, Shri M.A. Basith, Dr Akhtar Majeed, Dr Abu Saleh Shariff and Dr Rakesh Basant.

The report suggests adoption of suitable mechanisms to ensure equity and equality of opportunity to Muslims in residential, work and educational spaces. According to the Sachar Committee report, "the status of Indian Muslims are below the conditions of Scheduled Castes and Tribes"...

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