Muslim forum to put 15 point charter of demands to Sonia G

February 16, 2013 by  
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Aligarh muslim universityUttar Pradesh, February 14, 2013: Forum for Muslim studies & Analysis (FMSA) Aligarh is gearing up to welcome UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on February 16 while she will be in AMU campus to attend 60th Convocation of the university.

Jasim Mohammad, Secretary General of FMSA said that FMSA will put before Mrs Gandhi 15 point charter of demands based on the problems faced by the Muslims in community.

Member of AMU Executive Council, Dr. Mohammad Shahid, FMSA President Prof. Razaullah Khan, Ex Member of AMU Court Prof. Humayun Murad and Vice –President N. Jamal Ansari will address the media on February 15 to highlight the problems of the Muslims.

The 15 charter of demands are:

1. National Commission for Minorities (NCM) must be granted Constitutional status.
2. Make ‘Scheduled Caste’ definition religion-neutral, amend 1950 order.
3. Evolve a procedure to nominate Muslims in public positions.
4. Create special component plans for Muslims for skill development programs and other economic opportunities.
5. Enhance outlay for 15 Point Programme to 19% of total plan allocation.
6. Declare AMU a minority institution by amending Article 30 of the Constitution of India.
7. Grant the Jamia Urdu Aligarh, an Open University status by centre legislation and establish equivalence between Madarsa and other institutions.
8. Central Urdu Teachers Scheme: Follow up implementation in states.
9. Concentrate on benefiting Muslim community, not individuals.
10. Dereserve Muslim dominated constituencies.
11. Make the village and ward (and not the district or block) as units of planning for infrastructure schemes and their implementation, to benefit poor Muslims.
12. Establish ‘facilitation centers’ at block and district levels, run by Muslim youth, to act as information dissemination and guidance facilities on schemes and entitlements;
13. Include Sachar and JPC recommendation in Wakf Bill.
14. Publicize Madarsa Scheme (SPQEM) in Urdu & other languages.
15. Involve Muslim beneficiary groups in planning & implementation of projects.

FMSA has also written a letter to the Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University urging him to use the opportunity and raise the issues concerning the Muslim community.

– tcn

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