All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat

Markazi 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. The Secretary General presented the Action Taken Report on the decisions of the MMA/MMM.
  3. 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.
  4. The Secretary General, Mujtaba Farooq put letter of Janab Syed Shahabuddin Saheb written to the President Mr, Navaid Hamid on eve of the General Body meeting. The President responded to the issues raised by Janab Syed Shahabuddin in his letter point by point and the members of the MMM were of the opinion that the issues in the letter might have been raised because of mis-conceptions and wrong informations. The members requested Janab Syed Shahabuddin to ignore small disperances and give time to the Mushawarat team to deliver. The members were of the opinion that the letter needs not to be circulated to members individually.
  5. The members appreciated the ongoing renovation work in the Mushawarat Building.
  6. 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)
  7. No discussion could be held on the issue of subcommittees.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Membership of following inactive members ware terminated:
  14. Mohammad Zaki Ansari, Gurugram
  15. Shahid Siddiqui, New Delhi
  16. Arshi Khan, Aligarh
  17. J.S. Bandukwala, Vadodra
  18. M. Khaleeque Ahmad, Allahabad
  19. Asaduddin Owaisi, Hyderabad
  20. C.M. Ibrahim, ex-MP, Bangalore
  21. Maulana Mohammad Aslam Qasmi, Deoband
  22. Mukhtar Husain Advocate, Moradabad
  23. Abdul Hannan Chandna, Delhi
  24. Syed Khalifatullah, Chennai
  25. Mohammad Naim Khan, Delhi
  26. Mohammad Tanweer Hasan, Ex-MLC, Patna
  27. 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
PARTICULARS BUDGET ACTUAL BUDGET
2016 2016 2017
PAYMENTS  
ADMINISTRATIVE:  
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
Stationery/ Banner 10000 7841 20000
Laser ink Refilling etc. 10000 790 10000
Translation of Documents 10000 18700 30000
Postage 30000 33765 50000
Purchase of Books and Newspapers/ Library 20000 8419 25000
Telephone 30000 23765 30000
Website updation /Inter Net connection 25000 27462 30000
Building Maintenance etc 100000 83884 100000
Renovation of Building 350000
Development of Guest House 50000
Office Maintenance 3810 10000
House Tax (D-250) and AMC/ Security 22000 21790 22000
Photo Copier/ Video Graphs 15000 20703 25000
Bank Charges/Misc. 1000 100 1000
PROGRMMES:  
Meeting of MMM/ other events 100000 90767 100000
Iftar Program 17243 50000
Printing & Stationery 50000 26923 50000
Bulletin of Mushawarat 100000
Hospitality 25000 14599 25000
Activities with other Organizations 50000 6880 50000
Dalit Muslim Dialogue 500000
Annual Function/ Dialogue with Civil Society/ Diplomats 300000 0 300000
G. Total  2000000 1008043 3078000
RECEIPTS  
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
Special Donations 275000 311964 275000
Donation for Auqaf Activities 25000 100000
Donation for Computer 4000 50000
Tour & Travels 38000
Misc. 500
Grand Total 20,00,000 12,24,339 2255000
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.

On Demonetization

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.

On Israel

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

  1. Syed Mahrul Hasan, Bhopal
  2. Janab Shaikh Manzoor Ahmad, General Secretary, New Delhi
  3. Janab Abdul Qayoom Khan, Srinagar
  4. Zafarul-Islam Khan, New Delhi
  5. Mufti Ataur Rahman Qasmi, New Delhi
  6. Anwarul-Islam, New Delhi
  7. Abdul Wahid Madani, Dumariaganj, UP
  8. Mohammad Sulaiman, Kanpur, UP
  9. Anees Ansari, Lukhnow UP
  10. Janab Syed Mansoor Agha, New Delhi
  11. Kauser Usman, Lucknow, UP
  12. Janab Syed Irshad Ali, Bhopal
  13. Naseem Begum, Special Invitee
  14. Jawed Alam Khan, New Delhi
  15. Ubaid Iqbl Asimm, Aligarh, UP
  16. Zainus Sajidin Siddiqui, Meerut, UP
  17. SMY Nadeem, Delhi
  18. SM Yahya, Delhi
  19. Serajul Haque Khan, Punjab, Special Invitee
  20. Badrul Haque khan, Special Invitee, Fagwara, Punjab
  21. Mohammad Fayaz Qasmi, Delhi
  22. Muzaffar Ali, Delhi
  23. Abdur Rashid Ansari, Delhi
  24. Masood Ahmad, Aligarh
  25. Shahid Sharif Shaikh, Mumbai
  26. Habibur Rahman, Delhi
  27. Cap. Mohammad Anwar, Gurgaon
  28. Janab Ejaz Ahmed Aslam, Delhi
  29. Mohammad Aftab Alam, Ghaziabad
  30. Aaris Mohammad, Hyderabad
  31. Zuber Jabbar Gopalani, Vadodra
  32. Omar Farook Khatani, Bhopal
  33. Janab Muneer Ahmad Khan, Indore
  34. Nizamuddin, Indore
  35. Syed Sanaullah, Hyderabad
  36. Farhatullah Khan, Chennai
  37. Khwaja Mohammad Shahid, IAS (Retd.), New Delhi
  38. Nisar Ahmad, IAS (Retd.), Bhopal
  39. Feroz Khan Ghazi, Delhi
  40. Masoom Moradabadi, Delhi
  41. Taj Mohammad Khan, Mysore
  42. Syed Samar Hamid, General Secretary, Delhi
  43. Ahmed Raza, general Secretary, (Finance) Delhi
  44. Abeda Inamdar, Pune
  45. Mohammad Shees Taimi, New Delhi
  46. Mohammad Yasin Quasmi, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  47. Humayun Murad, Aligarh
  48. HH Raja MA Mohammad Khan, Lucknow
  49. Mohammad Waseem Khan, Delhi
  50. Abdul Rashid Agwan, Delhi
  51. Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mehdi Salafi, Vice President, Delhi
  52. Amanullah Khan, General Secretary, Aligarh
  53. Mujtaba Farooq, Secretary General, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
  54. Uzma Naheed ,Vice President, Mumbai
  55. Mohammad Shafi, Kota, Rajasthan
  56. Akif Ahmad Khan, Noida, UP
  57. Feroze Ahmad Ansari, New Delhi
  58. Navaid Hamid, President, Delhi

Outstation members 35

Delhi Members 23

Total: 58

 

Mujtaba Farooq

Secretary General

 

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