ADG criticizes Brahmins’ hold on West Bengal politics

June 28, 2012 by  
Filed under newsletter-lead, Persecution

West Bengal, June 27, 2012: Muslims are 89.5% of the population of Damkal area of Murshidabad yet all political leadership is non-Muslim. In this situation how is Muslim condition going to change? Asked Dr. Nazrul Islam, IPS who is the Additional Director General of Police of West Bengal participating in a symposium organized by West Bengal Muslim Association (WBMA) on June 23rth in Kolkata.

Dr Nazrul Islam added, after Independence, West Bengal has never seen a Muslim Home Secretary or Police Commissioner or Chief Minister. But, in Bihar, Maharashtra, Rajasthan it has been done, even Gujrat. He also said not only Muslims, not one Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe sits on any of the important post in West Bengal. Only 2 percent Brahmins in West Bengal have occupied all the important ministries since Independence till now.

He gave example of his native village, where political leadership of the area whether CPI(M), Congress, Trianamul Congress, RSP, SUCI all are non-Muslim. But the fact is that whenever there is a clash between groups it is always Muslim or SC/ST who get killed.

Dr Nazrul Islam condemned the education policy of both Left and the present TMC government for lack of a university in Murshidabad. He said, `Aligarh Muslim University Campus to be established in Murshidabad. I was not against this, but why not a state university? Unfortunately the progress of Aligarh Campus is still pending.’ People who elected Pranab Mukherjee to Parliament will see him become President of India but they can’t be sure when they will see a university in their area.

Dr Nazrul Islam weighed in on the need for a Muslim political Party. “If we can seat together, we can launch a new political party for Muslim along with Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes.” He hopes, then the marginalized will be king maker in politics in West Bengal and Chief Minister will be either Muslim or SC/ST.

Scientist and President of West Bengal Muslim Association (WBMA) said, we have organized this symposium to know Muslim Intellectuals views. WBMA will talk to all Muslim organization and Muslim political party to be united on a common platform.

WBMA State General Secretary and Educationalist Masum Akhtar said, we are now in confusion. Governments eyes Muslim vote bank for coming Panchayat elections in 2013. For the last 34 years Left Front government deprived us, now Mamata led Government don’t wants real development of Muslim society. So, their intention to Imam & Muazzin remuneration to get support in Panchyat elections. WBMA demands more schools, colleges, madrasas in Muslim dominated area first. Besides, WBMA will organize seminars to raise awareness among the Muslim youth and intellectuals in the Muslim-dominated areas throughout the state.

Representatives of Dalit Muslim Unity centre, Maheshtala-Metiaburuz Tailors & Workers Association, Backward Class Muslim Organization, journalist Sabina Yasmin, former English lecturer of Calcutta University Dr Kalimuddin Ahmed, Dr Mehbub Rahman and many others personalities attended the symposium.

– tcn

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