on national and international situation
Markazi Majlis-e-Amla (MMA), 8 April, 2006
Statement on national and
The Markazi Majlis-e-Amla
(MMA) of the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) held a meeting
on 8 April, 2006 in the Central Office, with the President Mr. Syed
Shahabuddin in Chair.
Following a detailed
discussion on important national and international developments since the
meeting of the MMM on 11 February, 2006, the MMA adopted the following
On AMU Situation
The MMA expresses its
dismay that neither the Government of India nor the Aligarh Muslim
University have yet filed an appeal before the Supreme Court against the
Judgements of the Allahabad High Court nor has the Government initiated
the process of drafting amendments to the Constitution and the AMU Act,
1920, if the Supreme Court does not stay the operation of the Judgements
in time for admission for the coming academic year.
The MMA calls upon the
AMU and the Government of India to file its appeal and, inter alia, seek
relief from the Supreme Court, pending which UPA should introduce draft
Bills during the resumed Budget Session in view of the growing restiveness
in the Muslim community.
On BJPís Reversion to
The MMA has taken note of
the full reversion of the BJP to the Hindutva mode and rejects its
irremediable Anti-minorityism as anti-national, because it sees
Ďminorityismí in any move to provide a modicum of equality and justice
to the deprived and backward Muslim community.
On Advaniís Proposal
for Out-of-Court Settlement
The MMA rejects Shri L.K.
Advaniís ill-timed appeal to the Muslims for voluntary surrender of
their rights over the Babari Masjid site and requests him and the rest of
the RSS Parivar to reaffirm their faith in the Supremacy of the Law and
commit themselves to accept the final judicial verdict on the question of
title to the disputed site and cooperate in the implementation of the
Supreme Courtís road map of October, 1994.
On Presentation of
UPAís Stand on Demolition to the Liberhan Commission
The MMA supports the
request of the Liberhan Commission and urges the UPA Government to place
on record its stand on the demolition of the Babari Masjid
in contradistinction to the stand of the NDA Government already recorded.
On Reservation for
OBCís in Higher Education
The MMA welcomes the
introduction of reservation for the OBCís in higher and professional
education and considers that with universalization of school education
time has come to consider universalization of reservation, both in public
employment and higher education, in favour of the backward sections of all
social groups in proportion to their population and level of backwardness,
subject to decennial review which is bound to enlarge the General Pool.
The MMA views Ďmerití in a far from perfect evaluation system as
nothing more than a self-serving device of the vested interests.
Muslim Demonstration -
A Sign of Political Awakening
The MMA considers the
massive demonstration by the Muslim community all over the country against
the Danish cartoons and USAís policy in the Muslim World as a sign of a
new awakening and hopefully as the back drop for a nationwide
movement for the political, economic and educational empowerment of the
community within the democratic and constitutional framework. The
MMA welcomes the active association of the Left parties and hopes that
they shall give high priority to Muslim aspirations for equality and
justice and take suitable initiatives in this regard as well as support
Weaker Sections in Higher Judiciary
The MMA has taken serious
note of the sad fact that the higher judiciary continue to be a preserve
of the high castes who constitute 15% of the population at the cost of 85%
of the people and that all political and moral exhortations by successive
PMís have failed to open the doors for the OBCís, the SCís, the
STís and the Muslims. The MMA regrets that their share even in current
appointments continues to be very low and feels that the present system of
selection perpetuates group interests and family connections. The MMA is
convinced that the credibility of the Judiciary which has been falling
shall rise if the High Courtís and the Supreme Court reflect social
demography and if an All India Judicial Service is constituted as the
basic feeder for the higher judiciary.
The MMA demands the
publication of a White Paper giving the community/caste affiliation of the
Supreme Court and High Court Judges in July, 2004 and appointed since
Developments - Palestine, Iraq and Iran
The MMA welcomes the
formation of the Hamas Government in Palestine and hopes that with
elections behind them, Palestine and Israel shall initiate serious
negotiations under UN auspices for the final settlement of the problem.
The MMA expresses its
dismay over the continued stalemate on the formation of a new Government
in Iraq and considers that the delay has aggravated sectarian violence as
well as insurgency and provided an excuse to the occupation powers to
prolong their stay.
The MMA hopes that the
Iran issue shall be resolved through diplomatic means by the IAEA
affirming Iranís sovereign right to enrich uranium, with Iran
voluntarily limiting it to the level required for power generation. The
MMA cautions the USA, UK and Israel against any pre-emptive or unilateral
steps to destroy Iranís nuclear capacity.
Sd/- Syed Shahabuddin
ALL INDIA MUSLIM
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