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JIH delegation meets Kejriwal

New Delhi: A high-level delegation of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind led by its President Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari met the AAP leader and CM of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal here on 23 April. The delegation apprized the CM of the problems faced by the citizens of Delhi, especially by Muslims.

  Delhi Waqf Board Chairman and AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was also present. Maulana Umari congratulated the CM for the success of odd-even scheme, for his efforts to address the problems of water and electricity and his attempt to put an end to corruption. The delegation reminded the CM that Muslim residents of Delhi still lack basic civic amenities. There is meagre provision for sanitation and other basic services in poor areas.

A lot of vacancies for teachers in Urdu schools are waiting to be filled. The issue of Waqf properties also needs urgent attention. The CM of Delhi was told to make efforts towards removing the illegal possession of Waqf properties which are occupied by individuals and government bodies.

 Maulana Umri requested Kejriwal to place an example of an ideal approach towards Waqf properties before the nation. One hundred and twenty three Waqf properties in Delhi which were promised to be handed over by the successive governments to Muslims, should be taken up as a priority issue by the Delhi government. Maulana Umari also told the CM that the decision by the Delhi Govt. to change the name of Aurangzeb Road was incorrect. The JIH Ameer advised Delhi CM to introduce prohibition on alcohol in Delhi as done by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.     

The Delhi CM assured the delegation that he will support any campaign against alcohol and his government has given priority to education and healthcare and will set up schools and hospitals if proper land is provided to the government.

  The JIH delegation included Secretary General Mohammad Salim Engineer, Vice Presidends Nusrat Ali and Syed Saadatullah Husseini, Secretary Mohammad Ahmed, Dr. Qasim Rasool Ilyas and Asstt. Secretary Athar Karim Qidwai.    

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 May 2016 on page no. 13

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