According to the claims of NCBC out of the total list of 179 OBC Communities in West Bengal, 118 are Muslim Communities. But the website of the West Bengal Backward Class Commission lists a total of 180 OBC communities and only 101 out of them belongs to the Muslim faith. Thus the proportion of Muslims in the list of OBCs in West Bengal is 56.11%.
According to the 2011 Census, the total proportion of Muslims in West Bengal is 27.01% while the total proportion of OBCs in West Bengal is around 39 Percent. Muslims constitute 21.5 per cent of OBC, while 17.5 per cent are non-Muslims. Thus Muslims constitute 55.13% of the total OBCs in the state. This is very close to 56.11%.
इस स्टोरी को हमारे यूट्यूब चैनल पर देखने के लिए इस लिंक को क्लिक करें: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4pWawIIOac&t=97s
हमारे यूट्यूब चैनल को सब्स्क्राइब करने के लिए इस लिंक को क्लिक करें: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxM80Oc7F-BBrQh1TXykyRw?sub_confirmation=1
The second claim of the NCBC (National Commission of Backward Classes) criticised the Government of Bihar for excluding the III and IV groups of farming communities from the non-creamy layers of OBC.
Farmers in India are categorised into four groups. The third (III) groups are supposed to hold not more than 2 to 4 hectares of land while the fourth (IV) groups are supposed to hold not more than 4 to 10 hectares of land. One hectare is equal to 2.47 acres. Thus The third (III) groups are supposed to hold not more than 5 to 10 hectares of land while the fourth (IV) groups are supposed to hold not more than 5 to 25 acres of land.
In a time when more than 10 farmers are committing suicide in India every day, NCBC is criticising the Government of Bihar for including OBC farming communities with 5 acres of land in non-creamy layers. This is also an India where farmers of the country were forced to protest for almost a year and lost more than 100 lives while opposing three farm laws brought by the Union Government.
It seems that the statement or claims of NCBC are politically biased. This is so because NCBC selectively chooses to give a statement on the state ruled by non-BJP states. If we look at similar statistics from the state of Gujarat, a state ruled by BJP for more than 25 years now, including by Narendra Modi as CM, the intention of NCBC gets surfaced.
In Gujarat, out of the total 104 OBC communities identified by the government, 26 (25%) belong to the Muslim community while the proportion of Muslims in the state is only 9.67%. The proportion of Muslim communities included in the list of OBC communities in proportion to their population in the state of Gujarat is far more than the proportion of Muslim communities included in the list of OBC communities in West Bengal.
There are many other ways in which the Gujarat government falls apart in giving justice to the OBC communities. Gujarat has around 52% OBC population but gives only 10% reservation to OBC in local body elections. That also has not been happening for years now. In the absence of the report by the state-level Backward Commission to decide reservation for OBC in the state, SC directed the election commission to convert that 10 per cent reservation into general seats.
It would be interesting to see, why Gujarat did not form a permanent State Backward Commission yet despite the fact that SC has directed all states in India to constitute the same long back in 1993.