MUSLIM AGENDA

(MAIN)

Our demands are based on the assumption that the Muslim population in the total Indian population is 17%.

The constitution of India through its preamble promises to all the citizens of the union political, social and economic justice, equality of status and equality of opportunity and more so the same spirit genuinely reflects in the total draft of the Indian constitution. And that before the law of the land all the citizens are really equal and that the state and its official machinery both at the centre and state level shall act, behave and conduct itself in the most non partisan manner so that what has been promised and guaranteed could come on the ground. Unfortunately the ground facts speak otherwise.

58 years to independence have passed but social justice to minorities and other weaker sections of the society is yet to be achieved. In the majority community Scheduled castes, Scheduled tribes and officially backward classes have been provided sufficient safeguards and also the reservation but minorities are still awaiting a fair deal. It is therefore the following submission is made.

The classification of the total Indian population should be done on the basis of the minority and majority and each is considered as a separate unit.

1. The formula of proportionate representation should be so applied that the majority gets its full share in every walk of life and each minority, too gets its share according to its individual share in the total national population and also in the total minority population.

2. While doing so Women should get 50% share in every walk of life both in the general and reserved categories.

3. The socially and economically weak section in majority and in all individual minorities should also get their respective proportion i.e. as per their individual population in their respective units.

  • In Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, state legislatures and state legislative councils, District bodies, Municipalities and Gram panchayats, all central and state government services, allied services, semi government services, public and private education sector the formula of proportionate representation as is stated above be applied and necessary initiative to enforce this mechanism be initiated and acted upon.
  • Since independence our national population has gone up by more than three times but our number in representations in centre and state legislatures have not been enhanced accordingly. It is high time that the present number of representations at both the levels be doubled. With this giving 50% reservation to women shall not face any practical problem. I oppose 33% reservation for women when their population is 50%.

    Till the said agenda is implemented following shall remain the demands of the community to the country and the ruling elite:

1. In all the minority educational institutions, the concerned minority should be entitled to reserve 50% seats for its candidates in all the courses including the courses in which selection is made on the basis of a competitive examination such as medical, engineering and like other courses.

2. In order to promote higher literacy level and quality education amongst minorities National financial corporation for the promotion of education among minorities may be established with an initial investment of Rs. 500 crores and all sate governments should also follow the suit in their respective states with suitable investments

3. Fundamental right for information may be implemented at the earliest.

4. The article relating to uniform civil code in the constitution may be omitted through a constitutional amendment.

5. The meaning of secularism as contained in the constitution may be defined so that unnecessary and unconditional efforts to present Hindutva like concepts in the form of secularism are put to an end.

6. Performance of customs of a particular religion in all the official functions is banned. When India is a secular state and claims to be neutral in matters of religion then why Hindu religious rituals are performed in official functions?

7. The participation of a holder of a government office, whether politician or a bureaucrat in any religion's public ceremony in their respective capacity be banned. There should not be any objection if they go there in personal capacity. The state will be able to implement the secular values if it remains absolutely impartial in religious affairs and functions. Necessary steps should be taken in this regard.

8. National and sate commission for minorities may be given more legal power so that the decision may be made binding upon the central and state government, the government departments and institutions for the implementation of their recommendations.

9. Minority financial corporations may be established in all the sates and the loans be provided to the minorities as per their individual ratio.

10. Wakf act 1995 should be implemented equally in all states and wakf properties might be exempted from the concerned rent control act in all the states.

11. Tribunal may be established in each district of the country to settle the dispute about wakf properties and their decisions are implemented, as is contained in wakf act 1995 by central and sate governments.

12. Boundaries may be erected around the wakf properties through out the country.

13. Wakf documents be connected into micro films and steps be taken to preserve the necessary data's in centralized computer system.

14. The place of worship (special provision) act 1991 is included in 98 schedule of the constitution under article 31B so that another Ayodhya may not be repeated in future. It is also necessary to check the evil designs of communal elements, which they generally acknowledge and demonstrate publicly.

15. An official notification may be issued to reserve the 9%seats to Muslims out of total 27% reserved for economically backward class as per the recommendations of Mandal commission. This demand may be taken back if 17%reservation is granted at the national level.

16. To control the communal riots more effectively 30 percent representation is provided to minorities in para military forces in which the ratio of Muslims should be substantial.

17. The reports of all enquiry commissions since 1947 should be made public and the data of sentencing the convicts with respect to communal riots and the payment of compensation to victims may also be made public so that factual position may be clear.

18. DM and SSP may be directly held responsible for breaking out and not controlling the riots within reasonable time. Stern action be taken against them for not performing adequately and in the first instance they be suspended and in case there guilt is proved they must be dismissed from the service.

19. All the cases pertaining to Babri Masjid may be consolidated and referred to special bench of Supreme Court of India and after disposing them of within a time frame, the decision is implemented.

20. That the innocent Muslims detained under POTA or similar other laws and no charge sheet has been filed against them, be released immediately.

21. A ministry for minority welfare may be established at the center and state level so that the jurisdiction and timely implementation of the programme regarding minorities may be ensured.

22. Separate autonomous commissions are appointed for Haj and Wakf affairs so that both of these subjects may get the required attention and their management may also be set right.

23. The central government should take special steps for the effective implementation of 15 point Indira Gandhi program for minorities welfare and thus implementation be made binding over all the states. Data's in this regard should be also published from time to time to check the speed and pace of implementation.

24. Special Minorities cell is established with reference to the implementation of minority welfare programme at center in Prime Minister Office and in the states in chief ministers' office and their progress details should also be published.

25. With reference to educational and economic development, Muslim dominated areas are identified at central, state, district and town level and special schemes for educational and economic development should be started here. The industrial and economic activities may also be encouraged so that the social, educational and economic position of Muslims living in these areas is made substantially better.

26. Urdu press is the most effective and reliable means to make the Muslim problem known to the media. In order to improve its standard, the advertisements of all the government ministries and institutions at central as well as state level should be provided regularly to Urdu newspapers so that those may be benefited financially.

27. By acknowledging at national level the great services of Dr Abdul Kalam (Bharat Ratna) in atomic and space programs of India, a central university of science and technology after his name with minority character is established providing reservation 50% seats in all courses for Muslims so that future Abdul kalams amongst Muslim may be encouraged.

28. Granting the status of central university to Jamia Millia Islamia, which is basically a Muslim higher educational institution, is not sufficient in itself unless it is given the same minority status which is there for AMU Aligarh. Besides it Jamia Millia Islamia may also be given a special grant to start a medical college.

29. The branches of Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Hamdard and Moulana Azad National open University may be opened in all Muslim dominated districts and be promoted at national level in the manner of open university so that the children who are deprived of taking education directly in these institutions may also find an opportunity to get education at the said universities.

30. Moulana Azad national Urdu university may be developed in a modernized way. Beside, imparting education in all the subjects with Urdu medium arrangements should also be made available for imparting education in English medium. The center should also give a special grant to the University for the Promotion of the said facilities.