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COMMUNITY NEWS: 16-31 March 2001
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Peace disturbed by security forces
Srinagar: J&K police have registered the case of alleged killing of an animal husbandry official Abdul Ahad Bhat of
Baramulla, Kashmir by security forces. An FIR has also been registered after 10,000 people demonstrated following the brutal killing of
J&K works minister Ali Muhammad Sagar visited the place and expressed profound sorrow over the murder of an innocent citizen. He has also announced Rs 1 lakh as compensation for the close relatives of the deceased and has asked the DC of Baramulla to give a job to one person of the bereaved family. Sagar said that some forces are trying to disturb peace in the state and mischief-mongers want to derive benefit from such incidents. The culprits will not be spared, he said.
All India Urdu conference
Hyderabad: The 4th All India Urdu Academies Conference will be held in Hyderabad at the end of April or in the beginning of May. Urduís stand, its promotion and dissemination and issues like Urdu as medium of education will be discussed at large. This was informed by Syed Shah Noorul Haque
Qadri, president of Andhra Pradesh Urdu Academy and chairman of All India Association of Urdu Academies. He told Dr Hamidullah
Bhat, director of National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language that it had already been decided that the 4th All India Conference of all the 16 Urdu academies will be held in
Refresher course for Urdu teachers
New Delhi: A refresher course will be conducted for Urdu teachers of colleges and universities of Patna from 10 March. Prof Aslam
Azad, head of the Department of Urdu said that this is for the first time that a refresher course is going to be conducted at UGCís instance, wherein intellectuals and critics of the country will give lectures. He further said that the course is expected to be attended by Prof Muhammad
Hasan, Prof Gopi Chand Naranag, Prof Abul Kalam Qasmi, etc. Affiliated colleges besides constituent and government colleges will also participate in the proposed programme Urdu Adab Ki Nai Karwatain (New dimensions of Urdu literature).
Welfare scheme for minorities
New Delhi: Organizing secretary of Delhi State Haj Committee Muhammad Tariq Siddiqui has been nominated director of Minorities Financial Development Corporation, formed recently by Delhi government to remove the financial problems of the minorities and to provide them with financial assistance. The Corporation has started a loan scheme for self employment under which a man can be given loan upto Rs 50,000. The Corporation will extend financial support to minorities for farming, small scale business, handicrafts, professional business, transport and in technical and service sectors. The only condition to avail of the scheme is that the applicant must be a resident of Delhi and aged between 18 to 50.
Dr Siddiqui told newspersons that he will take every possible step for the welfare of the minorities. He further said that his first preference is to bring the scheme to the knowledge of people, so that the scheme may be successful.
Muslim percentage in govt services declines
Nanpara: The country got freedom in 1947. Muslims at that time formed 33 percent in government services. Thereafter each successive government assured them that they would ameliorate Muslims conditions but today we find that Muslims in government employment have been reduced to only 3 percent. These views were expressed by All India President of Muslim League, Ghulam Mahmood
Banatwala. He said that in UP Muslims are dependent whereas in Kerala we are partners. Though it is the cradle of
Urdu, its pathetic condition can be seen by everybody. Urdu spread in the entire country but no notification has been issued to make it the second official language in UP. He said that the BJP is a danger for democracy and hence it should be defeated. He further said that when no action is taken against mischief mongers, they become bold. He felt sorry that SIMI has been banned and regretted that Muslim are being arrested in the name of
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