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Mega organisations

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Apropos of Mr MH Lakdawala’s article on Mega Organizations, I think he makes a valid point that no organization, even if limited to a well-defined objective, can cater to the need of the community in the whole of the country, particularly if it has a centralized structure.

But he ignores the existence of hundreds and thousands of Muslim mini-organisations at the local (village, Qasba), district and state levels. In fact, what is self-defeating is the proliferation of many organisations operating in the same field in the same area without any horizontal coordination or vertical guidance. However, many of those organisations and institutions claim without any justification that they represent the whole of the Muslim community in the country or in the state or that they have a nation-wide jurisdiction. Let each organisation be specific not only in object and purpose but also in area of activity, and work intensively with whatever resources it can muster in men and money, in the area of its choice and among the people of that area.

Also, Mr Lakdawala ignores the need for a nationwide network to enable VO’s to learn from each other’s experience through local and national coordination. This is precisely the concept of the Majlis-e-Mushawarat which seeks to bring together a collective forum at the town, district, state and national levels, all Muslim organisations, societies and institutions alongwith eminent individuals working for the community. Each organisation could well form part of a vertical structure, as well as form a horizontal combination of all local organizations operating in the same specialised field and, at the same time, join all Muslim organisations/groups of other specialisations and functions, for avoiding duplication, exchange of experience and developing a strategy for collective action or supportive action when needed.

I would like to add that all in all, Muslim activists are involved largely in their own community and its problems which, to some extent, have the national horizon. But Muslim citizens should be active in all NGO’s which serve the people in general. This association will widen their contacts and broaden their vision and above all create goodwill for the community.

Syed Shahabuddin

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