Draft Resolutions for the Markazi
Majlis-e-Amla 14 April, 2007
On Minority Status of Muslim in UP:
Markazi Majlis-e-Amla (MMA) of the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM),
while endorsing the AIMM statement on the observation by a single judge
bench of the Allahabad High Court questioning the minority status of the
Muslim community has noted with satisfaction that this totally
incomprehensible and extra-constitutional observation has been extensively
criticized by the mass media as well as by the political and legal
MMA considers that in the context of the timing of the observation
and the haste with which it was pronounced without any cause, the
observation constitutes a major act of judicial misbehavior.
The MMA therefore demands that the authorities concerned,
namely the High Court as well as the Supreme Court,
inquire into the circumstances and take disciplinary action against
the judge concerned.
BJPís Anti-Muslim Campaign:
MMM strongly denounces the brazen and blatant demonisation of the
Muslim community by the BJP as part of its anti-Muslim hate campaign on
the eve of the Assembly elections in UP, first through the CDs and then
MMA realizes that neither the exercise nor the contents is new but
this time the BJP has been caught flagrant
delito and the Election Commission has taken due cognizance of the matter.
But the fact is that through distribution of the reprehensible and
vicious material, the BJP has already achieved its purpose namely to
poison the minds of hundreds of thousands of electors and to bring about a
communal polarization in its favour.
view of the deliberate and continuous nature of the offence, the MMA
fully supports the secular parties in their demand for de-recognition of
MMA also requests the Election Commission
to direct the election authorities in UP to videotape all speeches
made at BJPís election meetings, especially by its top leaders, and to
register FIRís against the speakers and the organizers under Section
153A and other relevant sections of the IPC.
Introduction of Sex Education in Schools:
MMA condemns the introduction of sex education in schools and
appreciates the rejection of the scheme by several State Governments. The
MMM demands that the Central Government should cancel the project and
appoint a Committee of Experts to go into the question of the level and
content of a well designed curriculum to impart scientific information
about sex to secondary and higher secondary students as well as to provide
a counseling service to remove misinformation and encourage a moral
attitude, in keeping with the cultural values of our society.
On Composite Reorganisation of State Police Forces:
MMA strongly urges the State Governments to reorganize their Police
force to give them a composite character, particularly, the armed
constabularies and the intelligence services, and also to take urgent
steps to screen out the Police personnel who have come under the influence
of Hindutva forces and in times of crisis act as the executors of its
ideology, policy and plan.
On Development in the A.M.U.:
MMA expresses its deep concern at the current situation in the
Aligarh Muslim University, which resulted in the resignation of the Vice
Chancellor, and which is attributed by many close observers, to the
ongoing polarization in the campus along regional and sectarian lines on
the eve of the selection of the next Vice Chancellor.
Taking note of the charges and counter-charges against several
teachers for alleged acts of corruption, graft and nepotism and
association with mafias operating on the campus,
the MMA expresses the hope that the University community shall
select a suitable panel of experienced administrators and eminent
academicians for final selection by the Visitor.
MMA takes this opportunity to request the Government and the
University to have a fresh look at the University Act in order, inter-alia,
to change the system of selection of the Vice Chancellor so as to make him
independent of campus lobbies, to
reduce the size of the Court and the Executive Council to make them
compact and effective and also to make it mandatory that the Court has at
least two substantive meetings every year to discuss the performance as
well as finances of the University.
On Amendment to the Wakf Act. 1995:
MMA requests the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakfs to expedite
its recommendations on amendments to the Wakf Act. 1995 on a priority
basis so that appropriate legislative measures may be initiated by the
Government in order inter-alia to empower the Central Wakf Council and to
create an organic linkage between the Central Wakf Council and the State
Wakf Boards and to make them more responsive and responsible..
MMA also calls upon the Central Wakf Council to finalise its own
recommendations on the question of amendments to enable the Ministry of
Minority Affairs to commence the exercise of drafting the Amendment Bill.
MMA also requests the Ministry of Minority Affairs to give due and
urgent consideration to the recommendations of the Sachar Committee, in
particular, on the ways and means to increase the recurring income of the
wakf properties and to channelise the surplus income, after fulfilling the
intent of the wakifs, to charitable purposes, including the educational
and social development of the Community as well as to grant long-term
lease of wakf properties to bona fide minority educational institutions.
On Implementation the Sachar Report:
MMA places on record its dismay that the Sachar Report has been
politicized by the anti-Muslim forces in order to block any
meaningful steps by the Central and state governments for economic
and educational development of Muslim community. In this context, the MMA
welcomes the proposals of the CPM for their economic and educational
withstanding this delay , the MMA hopes that the Central government
shall during the coming discussion in the Parliament announce a package
for reducing the economic educational gap between the Community and rest
of the nation.
MMA also calls upon the Muslim organizations, institutions and
intellectuals to formulate a consensus on Muslim priorities to be placed
before the governments, the secular parties and the intelligentsia.
MMA also invites the community to set up an affective machinery
at all levels for taking full advantage of government plans and
schemes and for monitoring their execution .
On Resistance to Government in Nandigram:
MMA salutes the people of Nandigram for their valiant defiance of
forcible acquisition of their land by the state government to benefit big
capital and forcing the government to beat a retreat
through united action.
MMA calls upon the Central government to revise or rewrite the Land
Acquisition Act for making acquisition subject to the consent of the
cultivator and for making a distinction
between social purposes like
school, road, etc. and private purposes.
MMA also demands the formulation of
a generous scheme of compensation and resettlement for the affected
families, including training them in new skills and offering them
shares in the commercial enterprise.
On Rights of Urdu Speaking People in UP:
MMA reiterates its call to major secular parties contesting the
election in UP to take a clear stand on the Constitutional and human
rights of Urdu-speaking minority for using their mother tongue as the
medium of primary instruction and for teaching it up to class X as a
compulsory subject. It is
this denial and deprivation which is a major factor in the low enrollment
and high dropout rate of Urdu-speaking
children in UP.
MMA urges the State authorities to establish Urdu-medium primary
and secondary schools in all Muslim areas in accordance with the national
norms and sanction adequate number of posts of Urdu and Urdu-medium
teachers to manage them.
MMA also urges them to sanction adequate number of posts of Urdu
knowing clerks and translators at all levels from blocks to state
secretariat for interaction in the Urdu-speaking community.
On the 4th Anniversary of the Occupation of Iraq:
MMA takes note of the 4th Anniversary of the Occupation of
Iraq by the USA and joins the people of Iraq and the peace-loving people
all over the world in demanding immediate withdrawal of foreign presence
from the Iraqi soil.
MMA takes massive demonstration in the Shia majority regions of
Iraq against occupation as expression of unanimous popular will to restore
their lost sovereignty, to stop the continuing fratricide as well as to
rebuild the national economy and a peaceful
society on the basis of equity, equality and social justice.
On SAARC Summit, New Delhi, 2007:
The MMA expresses the hope that with improvement of
relations between India and Pakistan, South Asia shall move steadily
towards economic integration through intensive social intercourse and
massive educational and economic cooperation and thus build the foundation
for the South Asian union of the futures.
On Iranís Relations with the West:
MMA notes Iranís peaceful and firm handling of threats by USA and
Israel and of the crisis caused by the intrusion of British military
personnel in Iranian waters.
MMA has also noted Iranís courageous defiance of the West on the
question of uranium enrichment and hopes that the problem shall be sorted
out through negotiations under the good offices of the IAEA.
On Arab Initiatives for Peace in the Middle East:
MMA welcomes the reiteration of peace proposal by the Arab Summit
and notes the lukewarm response of Israel in keeping with its traditional
subversion of all peace initiatives in the past.
The MMA is of the view that Israel intransigence is due to
unquestioning support to Israel by the USA and therefore urges the Arab
States to exert all possible pressure on the USA to change its policy.
MMA also requests the Government of India to use its good offices
to persuade Israel to accept the Arab overtures, and thus
convert the region into an area of peace and cooperation.
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