Muslim convert can’t get backward class status, rules Madras high court

Times of India 8 February 2013

CHENNAI: A converted Muslim woman's claim to be considered as a backward class candidate for a government job has been rejected by the Madras high court. Justice K Chandru, rejecting the petition filed by A Fathima, said: "She was a Hindu before her marriage and born in Hindu Sengunthar community. Therefore, she cannot transfer her community only because of her marriage." Her claim to be considered as a backward class Muslim cannot be entertained because it is based on her marriage and not on her birth, he said. (continue reading...)