KOCHI: The Muslim and Christian communities in India do not deserve to be classified as minorities and as such are not entitled to special benefits either in admissions or in the running of educational institutions, Subramaniam Swamy, former Union Law Minister and president of the Janata Party has said.
He was talking after inaugurating a national seminar on `Minority Rights in Education - Logics and Fallacies' organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.
Dr. Swamy, in his speech, went on to define `minority' on the basis of a set of conditions.
He said that Muslims and Christians should voluntarily give up reservation benefits if they were to be treated on an equal footing.
He urged the AVBP to oppose tooth and nail any attempt to provide reservation to Muslims and Christians in educational institutions.