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Hyderabad: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said there was a need to create "broad-based national consensus" on the issue of reservations to Muslim community.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by Jamiat Ulama-I- Hind, Singh in a letter to the organisation's president Moulana Qari Mohammed Osman, said the government is committed to the welfare of the minorities, according to a release issued by Jamiat Andhra Pradesh unit here today.
There was a need for "broad-based national consensus" to move forward on the issue of reservations to the Muslim community, the Prime Minister said.
Highlighting the measures taken up for the welfare of the Muslim community, Singh said the budget of the Ministry of Minority Affairs has gone up from Rs 500 crore in 2007 to Rs 2600 crore in 2010-11.
However the community leaders feel that Prime Minister is playing a delaying tactics on the issue. They say, he had promised the same thing earlier too when Muslim MPs cutting across the party lines met him few months back. The Prime Minister to the Muslim MPs had also promised to form a parliamentary committee to look into other issues facing the community.
Former Dy Speaker of Bihar Assembly and General Secretary of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Maualana Wali Rahmani reacting on the statement said the time for forming committees and building consensus has gone, 'it is time now to take action'.
“Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission Report was gathering the dust for years. Now after so many years when it is tabled in the parliament, we are being told that there is no provision in the constitution for reservation on the basis of religion and consensus is needed on the issue”, he recalled.
“How long the government needs to create consensus? Was a retired respectable Supreme Court Justice so naive that he did not know simple things before recommending it in his report? Was the consensus built when the government decided to give reservation to others?, he asked.
"The government is actually playing game with Indian Muslims. In the last more than sixty years, it has done very little and has publicised more", he said lambasting the government over Madrasa reforms, misuse of waqf lands, flip-flop on minority reservation and poor handling of the welfare schemes meant for the minorities.
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