Mumbai : Under the leadership of former MP Husain Dalwai, a delegation of the Maulana Azad Vichar Munch presented a memorandum to the Governor of Maharashtra, Mr. Ramesh Bais, discussing issues regarding the education, reservation, and protection of the Muslim community. Former MP Husain Dalwai, during this meeting, alleged discrimination against the Muslim community in granting justice and equality, even though it has been 74 years since the Indian Constitution was dedicated to the nation.
Dalwai pointed out the dismal situation of the Muslim community in education and employment sectors, emphasizing their underrepresentation in government and private jobs and the necessity for reservations. He referred to the recommendations of the Gopal Singh Commission, Sachar Committee, Ranganath Mishra Commission, and Dr. Mehmoodur Rahman Committee, urging their implementation.
The delegation discussed several demands including effective implementation of the 15-point program, establishment of Maulana Azad Research and Training Centers similar to BARTI-Mahajyoti for the Muslim community, provision of scholarships in education, allocation of budget proportional to the population in the state budget, establishment of hostels at district levels, utilization of Waqf properties for Muslim education, separate enumeration of Muslim OBC castes in the caste-based census, and inclusion of the Muslim community in the surveys conducted by the State Backward Classes Commission. Additionally, they demanded measures against mob lynching and riots targeting Muslims, rehabilitation and financial assistance for victims, and employment opportunities for affected families.
The meeting was attended by Maulana Azad Vichar Munch’s Vice President Haseeb Nadaf, Vice President Ainul Attar, President of the Muslim Reservation Sangharsh Committee Ajiz Pathan, Divisional President Dr. Danish Lambe, Mumbai President Faizulla Khan, members of the Muslim Reservation Front Ajmal Khan, Muzzamil Khan, Shakil Siddiqui, General Secretary Khalil Sayyad, Mohammad Ayyub Sheikh, Rafik Sabir, Akhtar Sheikh, and Saif Hashmi.