By Muslim Mirror News,
New Delhi, Jan 16 : In resolution passed by the national secretariat meeting, Popular Front of India expressed concern over the moves against the dalits, backward classes and minorities as reflected in the recent moves against reservation in promotions and minority character of reputed Minority institutions like Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia.
Amend Central Government stand against minority character of AMU and JMI
Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi said before a Supreme Court bench that it was the stand of the Union of India that AMU is not a minority university. A similar move has been made against Jamia Millia Islamia too. This is a clear shift of stand from that of all previous governments. The minority status of Aligarh Muslim University is a matter which had been frequently affirmed by past governments by various bills and laws. By this shift of stand, the message the central government passes to the Muslim community is sinister by all means. Not only that the government is not doing anything to uplift a community which remains most backward among backward communities but also shutting down existing sources of hope for the community. We call on community leaders and organizations and people of all sections to come forward to defeat such moves at any cost.
Review Supreme Court verdict against reservation in promotions
In another resolution meeting expressed disagreement with Supreme Court decision to uphold reservation in promotion. The decision is against the very sprit of reservation and it obstructs the advancement of the backward classes. The meeting requested to review the verdict, which is against the interest of the constitutional value of social justice.
Retain the Ministry of Overseas Affairs
In another resolution the meeting opposed central government decision to abolish Ministry of Overseas Affairs and to merge it with the external affairs ministry. This is unilateral decision which has not taken into account the concerns of lakhs of Indians working in the Gulf countries. There is already great deal of dissatisfaction with the way government deal with the issues of Gulf expatriates. New decision will only increase the problems which are already costing us greatly by way of loss of employment opportunities. Meeting demanded to reconsider the move, retain the Ministry of Overseas Affairs and relax the system in favour of expatriate community.
Chairman KM Shareef, General Secretary Muhammed Ali Jinna, PN Muhammed Roshan, EM Abdul Rahman, Abdul Wahid Sait attended the meeting.