Aligarh: If the Congress led UPA government is really serious for the well being of Muslims why it failed to constitute the “Delimitation Commission” till now despite the harsh reality that all Muslim concentrated assembly and Lok-Sabha constituencies are reserved which is negatively affecting Muslim representation in policy and government bodies said President, Former AMU Teachers Association (AMUTA) Prof. Razuallah Khan while chairing a Political Analysis meeting held by Millat Bedari Muhim Committee (MBMC) at Media Centre Aligarh. He pointed out that though Congress shouts from roof tops about secularism and Muslim development but has failed bitterly on ground level to take up them.
Secretary of MBMC Jasim Mohammad said that the High Court had struck down the provisions of Muslim reservations made by Andhra Pradesh government in 2011 but till now the Congress government has not gone in appeal which indicates its real goal. Likewise the case of minority status of AMU is pending in Supreme Court and the Congress led UPA government has failed to submit reply and the case is still pending. He pointed out that perhaps Congress treats Muslims like slaves. He said that we are faithful but not slaves and the faithfulness has its own limits.
Jasim Mohammad said that Indian Constitution does not permit any discrimination on ground of religion but Presidential Order of 1950 on the Article 341 of the Constitution of India still debars Indian Muslim and Christian dalits from the provisions of the reservation which is discriminatory. He said that despite demands since a long time, the Congress did not took up any corrective measure.
AMU Court Member & Sr. Scientist Prof. Humayun Murad said that though Maulana Abul Kalam Azad first education minister of India and a great freedom fighter is portrayed as poster boy by Congress but the UPA government fails to release the funds for Maulana Azad Memorial Lectures this year which has exposed the gulf between claims and intentions of Congress.
AMU EC member Dr. Mohammad Shahid said that through the SP led UP government failed in controlling and deliverance of justice in Muzaffarnagar riots but the UPA government also failed to act. He said though law and order is subject of states but Muzaffarnagar riots and subsequent incidents were above law and order and had generated a Constitutional crisis and UPA government should had acted at that time but Congress the leading partner of UPA had no political will.
Analyzing the deliberations of the meeting N. Jamal Ansari Director Centre of Studies an Muslim Politics said that all political parties treat Muslims as their natural votes and a significant section of Muslims goes with some parties at the time of elections Muslims should demand for their political representation in policy and governance bodies and for that they must float their own secular political parties.
In the end of meeting MBMC, Aligarh passed a resolution condemning the discriminatory attitude of the Congress and demanded that it should clear its stand on all issues which affect Muslim interest MBMC made it clear that it may launch a massive opposition of Congress during coming Lok Sabha elections if Congress failed to take up corrective steps.