Chennai, July 6 (ANI): Supporters of Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TNMMK) staged protests in Chennai to draw attention of the state government to their various demands on Saturday.
A group of students took part in this demonstration in which the TNMMK activists raised slogans.
Speaking to the mediapersons on the occasion, senior leader of this organisation, M. H. Jawahirullah said that their demands include a hike in quota for the Muslims from backward classes and amendment of the Marriage Act besides release of detainees belonging to the Muslim community.
"Our demand is to increase a 3.5 percent quota for backward class Muslims which are in Tamil Nadu. They want a hike in the quota. The second demand is that there should be an amendment in the Tamil Nadu compulsory Marriage Act keeping the sentiment of the Muslim community. Number three, a general amnesty should be given and all the Muslims who have spent 10 years in prison should be released," said Jawahirullah.
Further he said that the government had refused to concede their demand saying that they have taken a policy decision according to which no protest will be held hereafter in the city.
When the protestors refused to disperse, the police was compelled to round them up and take them away from the venue of the protest rally. (ANI)