All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat
Minutes of Annual General Meeting No. 3
(New Delhi, 12 February 2017)
The Third Meeting of Markazi Majlis-e-Mushawarat of the current term was held as the joint Annual General Meeting of central Member on the 12th days of February 2017 at the central office of the Mushawarat, D-250, Abul Fazal Enclave Jamia Nagar, New Delhi. The proceedings were chaired by the president Mr. Navaid Hamid.
The proceedings began at 11 AM with the recitation of the verses from Holy Quran by Dr. Shees Taimi and continued till 5:30 PM with a break from 1:30 to 2:30 for Lunch and Prayers.
Regrets of Mr. Nusrat Ali, Mufti Fuzailur Rahman Hilal Usmani, Mr. Mohammad Ahmad, Mr. Shabbir Bhai Nooruddin, Mr. Sultan Ahmad, MP, Mr. Aamir Edresy, Mr. Ghulam Peshimam, Mr. Engineer Mohd Salim, Mr. Shabbir Ansari, Mr Syed Tahsin Ahmad, Prof. Mateen Ahmad Siddiqui, Mr. A.R. Kundu and Adv. Hafiz Rashid Ahmad Chowdhari were received by the office seeking leave absence. In all, 55 members and 3 special invitees attend the meeting.
- The Secretary General read out a list important persons who died since the last meeting of the MMM/MMA. The members added four names including Mr. Irfanullah, Mr E.Ahmad, Mr Athar Siddiqui and Maulana Abdul Hannan. The attending members prayed… for the lasting peace and pardon of all these eminent persons (list enclosed) who have significantly contributed for the community and the nation in their own way.
- President made his opening remarks based on the presentation of the Annual Report 2016 as a report card, worsening national and international situation, outcome of meeting Muslim organizations including the Mushawarat as regards common stand on UP Assembly Election 2017, etc. He mentioned with regrets that some members were indirectly helping media reports against the Mushawarat. He also mentioned his efforts for developing infrastructure and renovation of the central office which was about to complete.
After considering each item of the agenda thoroughly the following decisions were taken.
- The minutes of the last meeting of MMA/MMM were presented and confirmed with the suggestion that minutes of the meeting should be circulated among member just after the meeting itself and if no change in the minutes is suggested then they should be considered as confirmed.
- The Secretary General presented the Action Taken Report on the decisions of the MMA/MMM.
- The Secretary General presented the detailed Annual Report of the AMMM 2016 for the consideration and comments of the attending members. It was agreed on the suggestion of some members that before its due printing members should send their opinion by the end of February to the Secretary General, if something required to be changed in the report. The members appreciated the 2016 report of the AIMMM and expressed its satisfaction over the working and progress in AIMMM.
- The letter written by Janab Syed Shahabuddin Saheb, two days before the meeting, to the President was read by the Secretary General, Mr. Mujtaba Farooq in the meeting of MMM. The President responded to the concerns and objections raised by Janab Syed Shahabuddin Saheb and the same were discussed. The members of MMM were of the opinion that the issues in the letter might have been raised because of mis-conceptions and misinformation. The members requested Janab Syed Shahabuddin Sahab to ignore small discrepancies and give time to work (deliver). The Secretary General Mr. Mujtaba Farooq desired to circulate the copy of the letter of Janab Syed Shahabuddin in the meeting but the members advised him not to do so as it has been already discussed.
- The members appreciated the ongoing renovation work in the Mushawarat Building.
- The members endorsed the decisions of the standing committee taken in its meetings held on 15 November 2016 (16 December 2016 and 16 January 2017) ( Meeting no.5,6,7)
- No discussion could be held on the issue of subcommittees.
- The idea of holding National Conventions of Youth, Lawyers and on Education was re-endorsed by the members which needs to be held during current year.
- While appreciating the Mumbai Meeting of Muslim Women convened by Mrs. Uzma Naheed, Vice President-AIMMM, it was resolved to constitute a Women’s Committee at national level.
- The President informed the members that after discussion with Syed Shahabuddin Saheb, 5 names were finalized for new trust of Mushawarat. Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri, Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and Janab Nusrat Ali, Naib Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has also agreed to the new names and new Trust draft which was finalized by Dr. Waqar Anwar of JIH has been received and the trust would be registered in the next few weeks.
- It was discussed and felt that the previous decisions of Executive Committee of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawart to transfer Rs.22 lakh 50 thousand from Relief A/C of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat in its meeting held on dated 27 December, 2010 to the “Mushawarat Trust” which has no direct or indirect relations with AIMMM, needs to be annulled and it was resolved to get balance of the relief amount from the Mushawarat Trust at the earliest.
- As discussed and resolved in previous meeting of AIMMM, it was reiterated to seek back the Mushawarat documents prepared by the former president of AIMMM, Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan on the eve of Golden Jubilee Celebration with offering full expenses incurred in compilation of the same.
- Membership of following inactive members ware terminated:
- Mohammad Zaki Ansari, Gurugram
- Shahid Siddiqui, New Delhi
- Arshi Khan, Aligarh
- J.S. Bandukwala, Vadodra
- M. Khaleeque Ahmad, Allahabad
- Asaduddin Owaisi, Hyderabad
- C.M. Ibrahim, ex-MP, Bangalore
- Maulana Mohammad Aslam Qasmi, Deoband
- Mukhtar Husain Advocate, Moradabad
- Abdul Hannan Chandna, Delhi
- Syed Khalifatullah, Chennai
- Mohammad Naim Khan, Delhi
- Mohammad Tanweer Hasan, Ex-MLC, Patna
- Peerji Hafiz Husain Ahmad, Yamuna Nagar
16, The General Secretary (Finance) Mr. Ahmed Raza presented following statement of account budget 2016, Actual 2016 and Budget 2017, were was approved.
|Statement of Account Budget 2016, Actual 2016 and Budget 2017|
|Salary (3 Employees) 50000 per month||600000||278733||600000|
|Daily Wage Staff 3 person full & part time||120000||47750||120000|
|Furniture and Furnishings/ Office Maintenance||100000||20520||100000|
|Office Equipment i/e repair, 2 New Computers, Printer, Scanner||100000||73740||100000|
|Electricity, Water & Gas||30000||71370||80000|
|Conveyance/ Tours and Travels||150000||55681||150000|
|Laser ink Refilling etc.||10000||790||10000|
|Translation of Documents||10000||18700||30000|
|Purchase of Books and Newspapers/ Library||20000||8419||25000|
|Website updation /Inter Net connection||25000||27462||30000|
|Building Maintenance etc||100000||83884||100000|
|Renovation of Building||350000|
|Development of Guest House||50000|
|House Tax (D-250) and AMC/ Security||22000||21790||22000|
|Photo Copier/ Video Graphs||15000||20703||25000|
|Meeting of MMM/ other events||100000||90767||100000|
|Printing & Stationery||50000||26923||50000|
|Bulletin of Mushawarat||100000|
|Activities with other Organizations||50000||6880||50000|
|Dalit Muslim Dialogue||500000|
|Annual Function/ Dialogue with Civil Society/ Diplomats||300000||0||300000|
|From Membership of MMM (Pending)||200000||114000||300000|
|From Circle of Friends of Mushawarat, 100x 10,000||1000000||370000||1000000|
|Rent from Building||300000||281375||330000|
|Special donation for Iftaar Program||200000||35000||200000|
|Donation for Auqaf Activities||25000||100000|
|Donation for Computer||4000||50000|
|Tour & Travels||38000|
|Deficit in Budget 2017||823000|
|Navaid Hamid Mujtaba Farooq||Ahmed Raza|
|President Secretary General||General Secretary, Finance|
The following resolutions were discussed and passed:-
On Political situation of the country
All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) is gravely concerned about growing activities of the communal and divisive forces in the country and also over the encouragement they get from the ruling Party having its roots in the RSS which nurtures a wishful thinking to convert our great nation as a hotbed of Hindutva laboratory. The Modi government, instead of taking stern actions against them, allows these divisive forces to carry their campaign unhindered against minorities, especially against Muslims and Christians; Dalits and other weaker sections of the society. This is being done for electoral benefits and to further consolidate power in the centre and states.
BJP is executing its sinister plan without any pause. Recent observation of BJP president Amit Shah to form Romeo squad shows mindset of this party. Its leaders lose no opportunity to propagate their Hindutva agenda. Their provocative actions are vitiating the political atmosphere. This dangerous game is also being used to marginalize Muslims politically. It is required that Muslims and other sections should jointly fight such sinister conspiracies aimed at creating a fascist state in the country.
On Uniform Civil Code
Attempt is being made to raise the bogey of Uniform Civil Code and pronouncements for introducing Uniform Civil Code in the country. Ruling Party members as well as some Ministers have been openly backing campaign for the UCC. The whole controversy is being used to divert attention of the people from failure of the government on all fronts. It is not only Muslims, which will be affected by the introduction of UCC, but Sikhs, Christians, Advasis and some minor denominations within the Hindu Society itself will also get hit by this move. It’s bemusing that the ruling party alliance partner Akali Dal too is silent on the contentious issue. The government must respect freedom of religion and not try to change basic character of the Indian constitution where everyone is having right to profess and practice his religion. The ruling party shed its crocodile tears on the condition of Muslim women with pronouncements to ban Triple Talaq but encourages and patronizes the perpetrators of crime against the hapless Muslim women in different parts of the country. The government is also not taking any interest in the educational and economic development of Muslim women. On the one hand, the Government seems worried about the conditions of Muslim women and, on the other, the country has 59% anemic women and the nation is lagging behind Shri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Pakistan in terms of gender equality. India has been ranked 20th from the bottom in terms of hunger and poverty in which women are the main sufferers. The government is not prepared even to take affirmative action for uplifting the Muslim community as such, half of which comprises women only.
Muslims should strongly protest against such partisan and ill-intended moves of the present government and persuade other sections to preserve legal diversity enshrined in the Constitution of India which is being targeted in the name of imposing Uniform Civil Code. Muslims should also demand from the Government to announce some concrete package for Muslim women for alleviating their underdevelopment and marginalization.
Demonetization has badly affected common people, especially farmers and workers of unorganized sector. Millions of worker was rendered jobless by demonetization and thousands of small scale units have been closed. Over 120 innocent citizens died due to demonetization and the Modi government had not shown any sympathy for the bereaved families or have expressed any concern for the affected common man, but instead patted itself for this move. Its results are known to everyone as economic growth has come down by at least one per cent. It is also a fact that the three envisaged targets of demonetization, i.e. proscribing black money, stopping circulation of fake currency and giving country a cashless economy have also miserably failed to be realized.
The AIMMM strongly urges the government to provide relief to farmers and workers affected by the demonetization. AIMMM also demands that the government should immediately issue a white paper on the demonization fiasco with details of the total currency deposited in the banks because of this political gimmick which has weaken the economy and hit the common men/women.
On Safforanisation of Text Books
It is a matter of concern that education system is slowly being saffronised by the BJP government. Text books are being given communal color and in this process history is being distorted. This is a dangerous move as it would create hatred among various communities, sects and tribes apart from depriving children from knowing the factual history. The BJP minister in Rajasthan has recently expressed his designs to create a new history by changing the fate of Haldighati War by declaring it to be won by Maharana Pratap, which is absolutely wrong.
Syllabus of text books is getting changed and role of leading luminaries of Muslims who played prominent role during freedom movement and before that is being down played. New names, who have remained affiliated with Hindutva movement, are being included in syllabus. The Muslim rulers and leaders who made immense contribution to the secular polity of India are being dubbed as traitors and villains. This issue is grave one and all secular and right thinking people should work together to defeat nefarious designs of Hindutva groups.
On Targeting of Muslim Youths and Releasing Hindutva Proponents
The AIMMM has always maintained that innocent youth are being labeled as terrorists and put behind bars for years, thus ruining their career and future apart from creating a bad image of Muslim at large. Recent acquittal of several Muslim youths in various terror cases is testimony of high handedness of government agencies towards Muslims. There is a need to take action against erring officers, who willfully implicate youth in false cases and to duly compensate the victims.
The government agencies are extending tacit support to Hindutva groups, whose members have been found involved in various terror cases, to get them released. Sadhvi Pragya Singh was released as the investigating agencies were soft in pursing her case and did not oppose her bail plea while they forcefully oppose bail to Muslim youth.
The AMMM strongly condemn erosion of fair play and rule of law in the establishment.
On Rising Islamophobia and Efforts to Balkanize Middle East
The AIMMM strongly feels that Islamic world is under attack from hegemonies forces causing unrest and conflict in various nations such as Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan and other countries of Middle East with an aim to plunder their natural resources, push back people of these nations from progress and development and to balkanize Muslim lands for weakening their resistance against the western hegemony.
Election of Mr. Donald Trump as President of the United States have further escalated problems in the Islamic world and strengthened the right wing forces across Europe whose politics is to bolster and consolidate fascist ideology. Ban on entry of nationals of seven Islamic nations while belying due democratic rights of people of those nations as well as fresh threat to Iran by the Administration, has aggravated the situation. President Trump has also denigrated and decried millions of people in Africa calling them to be uncivilized though many of the African countries have majority of his fellow religionists. It is a widely acknowledged fact that most African countries are poor, underdeveloped and seemingly ‘uncivilized’ because it is the western powers that have been plundering their resources for hundreds of years and even today. In a way, Trump has fueled worn out racist ideology of white supremacy, which is contrary to the democratic ideals the civilized world would like to pursue.
AIMMM, applauds the US civil society for standing against the bigoted policies of the President Trump, and strongly thinking that a move to ban nationals from the seven countries would strengthen the terror groups in Middle East which would further aggravate peace in the fragile region which has suffered enough because of the greed and wrong policies of the western powers.
The continuous rise of Islamophobia and steep rise in incidences of violence against Muslims in various European countries are matter of concern. Ban on Hijab and Azan are some of the tough measures taken by many western nations against Muslims. Even EU has now restricted refugees’ entry ignoring the fact that this humanitarian crisis is the very creation of US and its EU allies themselves.
Muslims all over the world should rise on the occasion and peacefully show Islam in its true color to the democratic people so as to reinforce their fight against racist ideologies emerging in the west.
On Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar
Condition of Rohingya Muslims is pathetic. International Community is mutely watching their plight. Myanmar’s so called ‘peace leader’ Aung San Suu Kyi, who got Nobel Prize for peace, is systematically patronizing the planned ethnic cleansing there. UN has done nothing concrete except the lip sympathy to save the besieged Rohingya community. It was shocking to know that army and security forces of Myanmar killed hundreds of Rohingya Muslims including thousands of women and children and forced them to flee from Myanmar. The country is facing the continuous rise of Buddhist apartheid against the hapless Muslim Rohingya community.
Israel’s diabolic plan to construct fresh settlements in Palestinian territories is aimed to deprive Palestinians to have their own homeland and is against the UN resolutions and mandate. The attempts by the Donald Trump administration to shift US embassy to Jerusalem would create severe unrest not only in West Asia but would have far reaching consequences which would endanger peace in the region.
On Marginalized Communities and Union Budget 2017-18
Union Budget 2017-18 presented in the backdrop of global economic recession, down turn in the Indian economy, demonetization and restructuring in the budgetary processes. Many of these have negatively impacted on the growth of rural, informal economy, industrial production; consequently a situation of low demand in the economy and unemployment has emerged. The NDA government promised in its election manifesto for creating 2 crore jobs annually but it was able to manage only 1.5 lakh jobs in 2015-16 which is far from the annual target, meanwhile reportedly some half million jobs have been lost due to demonetization .
Many economists and commentators countered the views expressed by FM in favor of the Budget and argued that demonetization had an adverse impact on the economy in the medium term and hits the weaker sections of the society miserably. It caused hardships for people engaged in the informal economy, small business and farmers. FM has not come out with any comprehensive plan in the budget for boosting the demand and creation of employment in the country.
With regard to social sector spending, it has been observed that after the implementation of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations, allocations for social sectors in the Union budget have shown the declining trend. The matching share for States in flagship programme has been raised and it has also been found the regional disparities in the level of social sector spending among States. As far as budgetary allocation on education and health are concerned, promises of 6 percent and 3 percent of GDP, respectively on education and health are still a distant dream.
The Union government has been targeting few flagship programs / schemes related to education, livelihood and access to public services, credit and skill development for minorities under PM New 15 point program since 2006. Under the aegis of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Multi Sectoral Development Programme (MSDP), as area development program, is being implemented in 710 Blocks and 66 towns. Most of these government interventions are minority targeted rather than minority focused.
The budget allocations for MoMA has been increased to Rs 4,195 crore in 2017-18 from Rs 3,827 crore in 2016-17, indicating an increase of 9 percent. The budget of MoMA constitutes 0.20 percent of total Union Budget, whereas population of minorities accounts for more than 19 percent of the total population. Given the backwardness of these towns/blocks dominated by Muslims in terms of the indicators such as low male/female literacy, work participation/deficit in basic amenities, the current allocation is insufficient for scholarships and MSDP. There is an evident discrimination against minorities in terms of budget allocations as could be compared with Rs 52,393 cr for SCs who have 16.2%, population of the country and Rs 31,920 cr for STs comprising 8.6% population of India.
Dalit and Adivasis have been deprived historically from the fruits of development (education, economic empowerment and basic amenities). Their living conditions have not improved much despite the implementation of SCSP and TSP and allocation for them through Department of Social Justice and Empowerment (DSJE) and Tribal Affairs (MoTA) for several decades. This year budget shows a kind of incremental budgeting for Dalit and Adivasis but not meeting the targets of allocation in proportion to the population as promised by Planning Commission.
Affirmative Action for Muslims
The AMMM feels that after 10 years of implementation of the Sachar recommendations, the overall development conditions of Muslims (particularly lowering dropouts, poverty level and increase in representation in government jobs) have not improved to the desired level. The assessment of the schemes like scholarships and MSDP have shown the gaps with regard to inadequate budgets, inappropriate policy design, and poor implementation that were the main hurdle in way of the poor access the desired level of development benefits by Muslims.
In order to address the specific problems of backwardness among Muslims, the Sachar Committee Report advocates special attention to developmental issues within the Muslim community in areas of education, economic development and access to basic amenities. Other general policy initiatives such as setting up a National Data Bank, an Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) and constructing a Diversity Index were pushed to promote inclusion of excluded Muslims in public institutions. No headway was however made regarding actual implementation so far. There is a requirement of Promoting Needs-based Planning at all level of governance. In addition to revising the guidelines how the earmarking of funds would be carried out, there is a need to build an SC, ST and Muslims perspective, assumption and methodology in the schemes of the various Ministries. Moreover, the funds earmarked for SCSP, TSP and 15 Point Programme should not be used as supplementary resources for general purpose expenditure; these funds should be used for interventions/projects meant exclusively for SC, ST and Muslims.
The following members and special invitees were presented at the meeting of MMA/MMM, New Delhi, 12 February, 2017
- Syed Mahrul Hasan, Bhopal
- Janab Shaikh Manzoor Ahmad, General Secretary, New Delhi
- Janab Abdul Qayoom Khan, Srinagar
- Zafarul-Islam Khan, New Delhi
- Mufti Ataur Rahman Qasmi, New Delhi
- Anwarul-Islam, New Delhi
- Abdul Wahid Madani, Dumariaganj, UP
- Mohammad Sulaiman, Kanpur, UP
- Anees Ansari, Lukhnow UP
- Janab Syed Mansoor Agha, New Delhi
- Kauser Usman, Lucknow, UP
- Janab Syed Irshad Ali, Bhopal
- Naseem Begum, Special Invitee
- Jawed Alam Khan, New Delhi
- Ubaid Iqbl Asimm, Aligarh, UP
- Zainus Sajidin Siddiqui, Meerut, UP
- SMY Nadeem, Delhi
- SM Yahya, Delhi
- Serajul Haque Khan, Punjab, Special Invitee
- Badrul Haque khan, Special Invitee, Fagwara, Punjab
- Mohammad Fayaz Qasmi, Delhi
- Muzaffar Ali, Delhi
- Abdur Rashid Ansari, Delhi
- Masood Ahmad, Aligarh
- Shahid Sharif Shaikh, Mumbai
- Habibur Rahman, Delhi
- Cap. Mohammad Anwar, Gurgaon
- Janab Ejaz Ahmed Aslam, Delhi
- Mohammad Aftab Alam, Ghaziabad
- Aaris Mohammad, Hyderabad
- Zuber Jabbar Gopalani, Vadodra
- Omar Farook Khatani, Bhopal
- Janab Muneer Ahmad Khan, Indore
- Nizamuddin, Indore
- Syed Sanaullah, Hyderabad
- Farhatullah Khan, Chennai
- Khwaja Mohammad Shahid, IAS (Retd.), New Delhi
- Nisar Ahmad, IAS (Retd.), Bhopal
- Feroz Khan Ghazi, Delhi
- Masoom Moradabadi, Delhi
- Taj Mohammad Khan, Mysore
- Syed Samar Hamid, General Secretary, Delhi
- Ahmed Raza, general Secretary, (Finance) Delhi
- Abeda Inamdar, Pune
- Mohammad Shees Taimi, New Delhi
- Mohammad Yasin Quasmi, Ranchi, Jharkhand
- Humayun Murad, Aligarh
- HH Raja MA Mohammad Khan, Lucknow
- Mohammad Waseem Khan, Delhi
- Abdul Rashid Agwan, Delhi
- Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mehdi Salafi, Vice President, Delhi
- Amanullah Khan, General Secretary, Aligarh
- Mujtaba Farooq, Secretary General, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
- Uzma Naheed ,Vice President, Mumbai
- Mohammad Shafi, Kota, Rajasthan
- Akif Ahmad Khan, Noida, UP
- Feroze Ahmad Ansari, New Delhi
- Navaid Hamid, President, Delhi
Outstation members 35
Delhi Members 23