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Civil Liberties pays its tribute to Maulana Abdul Raheem Qureshi

Hyderabad (15 January 2016): Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee expresses its grief and sorrow on the demise of Maulana Abdul Raheem Qureshi. He was the president of Tameer-e-Millat and secretary of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). He was an example of commitment and determination. He led the Muslims during restive situations aftermath the ‘Police Action’.  He also strongly resisted the fascist forces and always respected the democratic values of the country. At the national level, he played an important role while being the secretary of Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB); as a spokesperson of the board he stood against the criticism boldly. He was an intellectual with wisdom and vast knowledge with which he fought vigorously and countered the conspiracies against the Muslim community. While being the president of Tameer-e-Millat, he struggled tirelessly for the betterment of religious, political, social and economic conditions of the Muslim community.

He was very much interested with the work of civil liberties and human rights and understood the importance of its work. He always extended a helping hand for the work of civil liberties. He participated in each and every programme of civil liberties may it be press conference, public meeting, demonstration etc. He often gave suggestions for the cause of civil and human rights. He was also present at the meetings of Aler encounter. In the year 2004, we had formed a forum to defeat the fascist rule of Chandrababu Naidu. He was always available and reachable.

Maulana Abdul Raheem Qureshi’s services for the nation and the community are unforgettable. He set an example for the socio-religious leaders and intellectuals by his practical services. On this occasion, Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee expresses its condolences to his family and to the members of Tameer-e-Millat and hope that Maulana’s work would be continued by his associates and kith & kin.

Lateef Mohammed Khan
Gen. Secretary
Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee India
Amberpet, Hyderabad, A.P, India - 500013 Email:

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