AIMC 13th Annual Convention at Kolkata
The two-day 13th annual conference of the All India Milli Council (AIMC) was held on January 30-31, 2010 at Kolkata (West Bengal). AIMC President Maulana Abdullah Mughesi and General Secretary Dr Mohammed Manzoor Alam, who were star attractions at the meet, hoped the AIMC would continue to represent and guide the Muslim community in a befitting manner. The AIMC passed a number of resolutions on this occasion and decided to hold its 14th annual conference on October 9-10, 2010 at Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh). The 13th annual conference ended with a grand public meeting in the heart of the city.
Prominent among those participating in the two-day annual conference from Centre and different states included Dr Abu Saleh Shariff, Maulana Abdul Wahab Khilji, Mauji Khan, Hakeem Zillur Rehman, Engineer.M Imdadullah Jauhar, and Ms Wajida Tabassum (Delhi), Maulana Sayeedur Rehman Azmi, Mohammed Sulaiman, Maulana Aas Mohammed Gulzar Qasmi, Dr Shairullah Khan, Maulana Abdul Wahid Madni, Maulana Basheer Ahmad Qasmi, Maulana Syed Aqeel Ahmad Qasmi, Khalique Ahmad Khan, Qari Masroor Ahmad, Perwez Aftab, Sabir Ali, Asrar Ahmad Warsi, Maulana Abdul Wahid Qasmi, Qari Nawabuddin, Qari Abdul Qayyum, Maulana Nawab Ahmad Miftahi, Maulana Mohammed Yameen, Maulana Mohammed Arif Rasheed, Mohammed Akram Warsi, and Sardar Anwer (Uttar Pradesh), Maulana Akbar Qasmi, Maulana Reyazul Hasan, and Syed Azeem Ahmad Shah (Uttarakhand), Maulana Syed Nizamuddin, Maulana Safeeur Rahman, Maulana Anisur Rahamn Qasmi, Prof Abdul Mateen, Maulana Anisur Rahman Qasmi Bhagalpuri, Maulana Mashood Ahmad Nadvi, Maulana Sanaul Hoda Qasmi, Dr.Rizwanul Haque Nadvi, Prof Nasir Jalali, Prof Zafar Habib, Jawed Iqbal, Maulana.Abdullah Bukhari, Maulana Ahmad Husain Qasmi, Advocate Mohammad Husain Ansari, and Inamul Haque (Bihar), Maulana Siddique Mazahiri, Prof Mukhtar Ahmad Makki, Maulana Nazar Tauheed, Prof Zahid Husain, Maulana Manzoor Alam Qasmi, Prof Wakil Ahmad Rizvi, Dr Iqbal Nayyar, Sultan Ahmad, Abul Qais, Maulana Mohammd.Reyazuddin Qasmi, Qari Mohammed Husain, Dr Abdul Hameed Lasani, Mohammad Islam, and Mohammad Aslam (Jharkhand), Maulana Ainul Haque (Orissa), Maulana Ilyas, Qari Abdus Sattar, Qari Mohammed Zeeshan (Haryana), Maulana Moosa Nadvi (Himachal Pradesh), Master Akhtar Perwez, Mufti Tahir Qasmi, Shamshad Ansari, Sabir Ali Zubairi, Mohammed Hafeez Chauhan, Dr Anwar Siddiqui, M Yaseen Zubairi, Salahuddin Bin Hasan, Abdur Rahman, Mohammed Ismail, and Mohammed Anwar (Punjab), Hafiz Rasheed Chaudhry, Inamuddin Ahmad, and S K Mohd Shahjahan (Assam), Dr Faqihuddin (Manipur), Mohammad Shafeeque, Abdul Kalam Inamehi (Sikkim), Qari Fazlur Rahman, Ahmad Sayeed Malihabadi, Ahmad Hasan Imran, Maulana Ainul Bari, Shahood Alam, Mohammed Nasir, Shamim Akhtar Jawed, Ghulam Mohammed, Ameenuddin Siddiqui, Mohammed Umar Khan, Shamim Ahmad, Sulaiman Khursheed, Ishteyaque Ahmad, Mohammed Shahab, Abuzar Hashmi, Sheikh.Abdul Majid, Zainul Abedin, Mohammed Rizwan, Mohammed Yusuf Al Mazahiri, Abdus Samad Irfani, Mohammed Firoz Al Husaini, Advocate Mohammed Mahir, Dr Shahid Hussain Khan, Mohammed Sayeedullah Al Qasmi, Mufti Mohammed Khalid, A M Qasim, Syed Ali, Mufti Sayeed Asad Qasmi, Ghulam Mustafa, Shakeel Ahmad, Asif Malik, Afaque Ahmad, S Abdul Hameed, Dr Aqueel Ahmad, and Mohammed Imteyaz Ahmad (West Bengal), Shabbir Bhai Nuruddin, Hathim Yusuf Muchhala, Prof Abdul Mobeen, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, Maulana Abdur Rahman Milli, Hasan Imam, Rafi Ahmad Ansari, and Mohammad Junaid Nadvi (Maharashtra), Muneer Ahmad khan, Maulana Maseeh Alam Jamai, Maulana Abu Rehan Farooqui, Maulana Sayeedullah Khan, Dr Mohammed Musharraf Ali, Dr Nizamuddin, Ms. Rehana Nizamuddin, Arif Masood, Khan Ayubi, Advocate Mohammed, Qazi Azmat Shah, Zahid Ghauri, Abdur Razzaque Khan, and Dr Mateen Qazi (Madhya Pradesh), Raheemuddin Ansari, Allouddin Ansari, Dr Fakhruddin Ahmad, Zubairullah Khan, Mohammed Farooque Miftahi, Mohammed Ameenuddin Ansari, Dr.A.M Kasem, Hafiz Naseeruddin Ali Siddiqui, Mohammed.Abdus Samad, and Sohail Ahmad (Andhra Pradesh), Capt N A Ameer Ali, Abdur Raheem Patel, A H Jahangir, I Shaikh Ismail, Mohammed Faiyaz Alam (Tamil Nadu), Mohammed Aasim Saith, Maulana Abdul Aleem Qasmi Bhatkali, Maulana Mustafa Refai Jeelani Nadvi, Maulana Abdul Aziz Qasmi, Mohammed Ashfaque Siddiqui, C R Abdur Rasheed, Ishaque Mulla, Maulana Baqar Arshad, Haji Mohammed Yameen Rasheedi (Karnataka), and E Abu Backer, and K M Ashraf (Kerala),
Following are the resolutions passed at the open session of the 13th annual conference of AIMC at Rani Rashmani Avenue, Kolkata on Sunday, January 31, 2010:
1) This session of the two-day 13th annual conference of the All India Milli Council (AIMC) resolves that Muslims be given suitable and proportionate representation in all walks of life.
2) This session of AIMC resolves that in the light of the Sachar Committee and Ranganath Mishra Commission Reports suitable mechanism and action plan be prepared to give reservation in government jobs and educational institutions as per the ratio of the Muslim population. For this purpose a committee led by eminent lawyer Yusuf Hatim Muchhala was formed to analyze the Ranganath Mishra Commission Report and submit its recommendations within three months to the AIMC.
3) This session resolves that Shrikrishna Commission Report regarding the riots of 1993 in Mumbai be acted upon immediately.
4) This session urges the Central Government to act against the organizations and persons, identified by the Liberhan Commission in the demolition of Babri Masjid and requests to expedite the hearings in the cases related to the title and other issues of the historic mosque so that the age-old issue is settled as soon as possible.
5) This session of AIMC resolves that the prevention of Communal Violence Bill (2005) should not be passed by the Parliament in the present form and it should be thoroughly reviewed to make it more affective to avoid the occurrence of riots on one hand and to prevent it from becoming a weapon against the innocent persons.
6) This session welcomes the setting up of an “Equal Opportunity Commission” but demands some suitable amendments in it and its immediate enforcement.
7) This session of AIMC declares the communal and regional separatist movement in Maharashtra by Maharashtra Nav Nirman Sena (MNNS) and Bal Thackeray against the country’s unity, integration and communal harmony and urges the government to deal with them sternly.
8) This session feels that bomb blasts and other terrorist activities started by certain Hindu terrorist groups and identified by late Hemant Karkare are still active and whatever happened recently in Goa is a part sinister design of the pro-Hindutva mentality. These terrorist organizations should be banned and put under great surveillance.
9) This session demands appropriate amendments in the Women Reservation Bill to provide a quota within quota for the Muslim women.
10) This session is of the opinion that the country needs a healthy national education policy for the new generation based on morality, spirituality and social values which would mould them into responsible citizens. In this context this session demands that the syllabus of schools should be revised properly.
11) This session of the AIMC feels that the decision of the Government of India regarding the deemed universities is against the interests of the country.
12) This session opposes the move of the government to create a Central Madarsa Board and urges to take into confidence the authorities of the madarsas and leaders of the Muslims organizations before coming to a final conclusion.
13) This session expresses its anguish at the recent inflation and price rise and urges the government to ponder over this issue seriously. This session considers the introduction of interest-free banking system in the country necessary as the interest-based system is also responsible for bringing economic chaos and recession.
14) This session feels that most of those belonging to the Muslim community are not aware of the central and state government welfare schemes. Therefore, it resolves to prepare introductory literature and folders containing the details of the government schemes and publish and distribute them among the Muslim community in large numbers to make them aware and enable them to benefit from these schemes.
15) This session is of the view that the promotion to the close and cordial relationship among various Muslim organizations and schools of thoughts in the country is necessary for the unity and solution to the problems of the community. Therefore, it appeals to the Muslim organizations and their leaders to rise above their group and individual interests and work in the interest of the community as a whole.
16) This session advocates for the promotion of friendly and cordial relationship among the people of various faiths and sects and hold inter-faith dialogues regularly.
17) This session demands more powers for Wakf boards and Haj committees to make them more effective.
18) This session of the AIMC decides to form a youth wing under its official patronage.
19) This session also feels that although the Muslims in the state of West Bengal, wherein it is holding its 13th annual conference, constitute 28% of its population, employment in government jobs is not more than 2.1% at present. The Government of West Bengal has so far 35% reservation quota (15% S.C + 7.1/2% S.T, 7% OBC and others), still it has 15% quota unreserved out of 50% total reservation. Therefore, this session demands to extend 15% reservation to the Muslims by declaring them socially, educationally and economically backward as per the recommendations of the Ranganath Mishra Commission.
20) This session recalls that in 1981 the then West Bengal Chief Minister late Jyoti Basu had by a government order declared Urdu to be used as one of the state languages in Kolkata, Garden Reach, Asansol and Islampur sub-divisions having a population of more than 10% Urdu-speaking people but nothing has been done so far in this regard. This session demands that Urdu should be recognized as one of the state languages in the areas where Urdu- speaking people form 10% of its population by pressing the amendments of the State Language Act in the West Bengal state legislature.
21) This session considers the housing also one of the acute problems of the Muslim community for the last 63 years in the country. Many townships have come up under the government housing board schemes. However, people belonging to the Muslim community don’t get proper share. As for example, Salt Lake area in Kolkata had been developed to accommodate a population of three lakh people but only 140 Muslims families were allotted flats. Therefore, this session feels an urgent need to accommodate and settle more Muslim families in the proposed new townships here and elsewhere to save them from “ghettoization”.
22) This session expresses its deep anguish over the international conspiracy to condemn Islam and the entire Muslim Ummah for the world-wide terrorism and use the term “Islamic Terrorism” and demands to stop it immediately as Islam means and stands for peace.
23) This session urges the government to stand by its traditional non-aligned foreign policy. It is of the view that a country that always stood behind the cause of Palestine, remained in contact with Israel since Independence covertly and established open and formal relations during the BJP-led NDA government, and is now signing all the agreements detrimental to the cause of the Palestine itself. It considers all covert and overt relations with Israel against its dignity and principles.