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Wednesday December 21, 2011 11:20:50 PM, Staff Reporter

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Malegaon: Hundreds raised their hands in agreement as the local All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Action Committee leaders demanded amendments in the Right to Education Act, Direct Taxes Code Bill and a stronger Wakf Bill Tuesday late in the night here in Malegaon.

“We are forced to start this campaign. For the last more than a year, the board is trying to settle these issues with the government. But except for the empty promises we got nothing”, Hafiz Umrain, local convener of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Action Committee said while addressing the rally called, in their own words, ‘to save their constitutional rights’.

“This time around we are not going to call off our protest merely on the basis of promises or issuance of some guidelines. We want the government to make amendments in these legislations as per our demands so that they become more useful for the society as a whole and minorities in particular”, he added even as the huge crowd comprising mainly of teachers, doctors, advocates, community elites, and a large number of Madrasa alumni and students remained stick to their seats despite chilling cold nodded in agreement.

Hafiz Umrain was addressing a public meeting organised in Malegaon to kick-start the AIMPLB nationwide campaign against some of the sections in the legislations in question about which the board feels are not only against the interests of the minorities but will also have negative impacts on the entire country in the longer run.

“It is wrong to say that we are fighting for a Muslim issue or only for minorities. Based on detailed analysis of these legislations, the board has come to the conclusion that some of the sections in the RTE Act 2009 and the proposed Direct Taxes Code Bill are harmful to all sections of the society”, said Maulana Abdul Hameed Azhari, Maharashtra Convener of the campaign.

While the proposed Wakf (amendment) Bill 2010 and Direct Taxes Code Bill received criticism from the speakers, the worst verbal onslaught was reserved for the Right to Education Act 2009.

“The quality of education in the country is already on the decline. On the contrary to what one can expect from the government, it is enforcing such a legislation which will further deteriorate the situation”, Advocate Nehal Ansari said adding that the RTE Act will only produce “illiterate degree holders” in the country.

With this rally, the AIMPLB nationwide campaign will now move on to other parts of the country and the state. Immediately in line are the rallies in New Delhi, Patna, Darbhanga (Bihar) and Bhopal in the ongoing and next weeks. In Aurangabad a rally will be held on January 06 followed by Mumbai on January 15.


“Plans are also afoot to organise a bigger rally in Lucknow”, said the organisers.





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