EDUCATION AND STABILITY IN MUSLIMS
New Delhi : A 7- member delegation of All India Milli Council led by its treasurer Mauji Khan met Union minister of state for human resources development, Ali Ashraf Fatimi and requested him for taking concrete steps for promotion of education and stability among Muslims and other minorities. The minister said that under the ‘Sarva Shiksha Scheme’ he will give all possible cooperation and help to Islamic madrasas spread all over the country in general and those in Delhi in particular. He told the delegation members that much work needs to be done in this connection so as to bring good results because of solidarity, empowerment and spread of education among them.
DARGAH AUTHORITIES ASKED TO GIVE ACCOUNTS
New Delhi : In response to a public interest petition, a division bench of Delhi High Court comprising Chief justice B.C. Patel and Justice B.D. Ahmad directed the concerned parties of Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin, including Peerzadas, to submit an account of average daily income from offerings, gifts donations etc to the Dargah and also file affidavit and relevant documents. The petitioner has accused Peerzadas and others of misusing the funds. The court also directed the Survey Commissioner of Delhi Waqf Board to provide details of daily offerings. According to Survey Commissioner, daily offerings of the Dargah are worth Rs 7000 whereas Peerzadas contention is that these are even less than Rs 5000.
URDU BAZAR SHOPKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
New Delhi : In order to solve the problems and difficulties faced by shopkeepers and traders of Jama Masjid’s Urdu Bazar, Shopkeepers and Residents Welfare Association has been formed recently. The Association has assured all of them that every possible effort will be made to redress their grievances and difficulties. Sultan Ahmad and Mohammad Zuber have been made sponsors of this association.
PRIZES FOR URDU BOOKS
Bangalore : AlI India Urdu Manch has decided to award prizes for the best prose and poetry books in Urdu at all India level. This was stated in a press release here. According to this release, the awards will be given for books published from January to December 2004. Books should reach the Manch office by 15 January 2005. The prizes for books on prose and poetry are Rs 50,000 in cash, trophy and certificate per book.
UNANI MEDICAL TEAM IN BIHAR’S FLOOD HIT AREAS
New Delhi: According to a press release issued by All India Unani Medical Association, national president of the Association, Dr Sarfaraz Nawaz toured the flood affected areas of Bihar and inspected the work being done by the Unani medical team in Darbhanga district and other places which are affected by recent floods. Camps were set up at various places where free medicines were provided to sick and other people. Thousand of such people were greatly benefited from such facilities in places where no educated and qualified doctors are available. Members of the team also guided the people in different areas about symptoms and preventive measures to be taken against diseases like diahorrea, Kala’azar, malaria and jaundice which are taking epidemic form. «
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