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UP minorities harassment condemned
By Masood Hasan, Lucknow
The leader of opposition in the Uttar Pradesh legislative council and senior Samajwadi Party leader Ahmad Hasan has lambasted the BJP-led government in the state for humiliating and harassing the minorities in a well orchestrated manner.
Hasan, who fights for the causes of Muslims inside the legislature as well as outside, criticized Bhartiya Janta Party government for not reviving the state commission for minorities which had been disbanded during the regime of Kalyan Singh, he alleged that the state government was deliberately not constituting commission so that problems and issues of the Muslims were not resolved.
Ahmad Hasan pointed out that not a single Muslim officer in IPS and IAS ranks was posted in the districts, ranges and zones .
The Muslims officers were not given a chance to hold the charge in any of the 83 districts of the state.This has created apprehension in the minds of the Muslims, he felt.
The Samajwadi Party leader alleged that grants sanctioned for the promotion of Urdu to the Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy has been reduced. Besides the BJP government refused to give minority status to the minority institutions. the minority welfare department had also reduced the amount of scholarship,which was being given to the Muslim students for their higher education,he said adding that this had created problems for the students belonging to the minority community.
Hasan did not spare the Congress from his onslaught. He pointed out that the Congress, which had been demanding the implementation of the Sri Krishna Commission report on Bombay riots did not fulfill its promised of implementing it after it came to power in Maharashtra last year. The leader of the opposition in the council reminded that when the riot broke out in Bombay in 1993, a case was registered against the Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackrey U/S 153 of the I.P.C but till now no action was taken against him. Moreover, those detained under TADA were not released.
Mr Ahmad Hasan suspected the hand of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad in the murder of deputy head of St. Francis School in Mathura Br.George Kunjikandham.
He pointed out that the situation was so serious that three missionary schools of Christians were attacked in Mathura during the last two months. The government only provided lip service to the Christians, he charged.
The minorities are feeling highly insecure under the BJP regime in Uttar Pradesh, he alleged.