Just 3% Muslims in Indian Army

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  1. Rahul92

    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Indian Army's Muslim headcount: 3% or just 29,000

    A lot of hue and cry was raised over the so-called census of Muslims in Indian Army. After the Sachar panel had hinted that the number of Muslims in the armed forces could be sought, there was opposition from several sections against the proposed headcount on basis of religion.

    There is no official report. However, the strength of Muslims is roughly around 3 % and the figure comes around 29,000 in the million-strong Indian army, according to news channel CNN IBN's programme titled Minority Report.

    If the number of Muslims serving in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) infantry that has over 50% Muslims and those in other wings not directly dealing with warfare are excluded, the proportion is definitely too low. So out of a Muslim population of nearly 150 million (15 crore), barely 29,000 Muslims were found suitable for Army.

    There has been a lot of controversy but these figures don't surprise or sadden me. The fact remains that if competent, a Muslim can rise in India to the highest position in any services including army, and has more chances than any other country.

    This is my belief despite all the charges of discrimination, communal riots and experiences of bias. There are Muslim officers serving in Indian army at senior levels. IH Latif rose to the position of Air Chief Marshal.

    In communal riots, army has always been welcomed by Hindus and Muslims alike, as the local police is often charged of biases. But army's neutrality remains undisputed. Lately there have been efforts to increase the strength of Muslims and other minorities in army, paramilitary forces and police. These steps will hopefully change the situation.
     
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    enuff said! :thumb:
     
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    Army is the only government run set-up which has not been politicised, nor the religious angle brought in, and let us keep this institution like this. The inclusion should only be on the basis of people volunteering and then merit doing the talking. Hopefully the politicians let this institution be the way it is.
     
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    What we have to do is give ~15% reservation for Muslims, ~2% for christians,~2% sikhs, ~2% for other religions:frusty::frusty::toilet:


    what does the religious count have to do in the Army personal:frusty:....

    We will never change, will we???
     
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    there would be no Indian Army if sikhs are allowed only 2%
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Let not go there..

    Stupid article..
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Rahul try not to post such news here..
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    There is no religion bigger then army within army..
     
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    Stupid article, to ignite political **** storm within Army ..

    Thread closed..
     
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