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Amid political war, Habibullah, Jadhav urged to push AMU Malegaon

Monday January 02, 2012 08:02:54 PM, ummid.com Staff Reporter

 

Malegaon: Amid political fight over the location of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) sub centre in Maharashtra, a delegation from Malegaon called on Chairman of National Commission for Minorities Wajahat Habibullah and Planning Commission Member in-charge of Education Narendra Jadhav on December 27 in New Delhi and sought their support for the establishment of the coveted campus by the premium central university in Malegaon.


“A case which was clearly in our favour has been deliberately politicized. Hence we are meeting different people to garner support. On Dec 5 we had met Ashish Singh, the Personal Secretary of the Chief Minister. Our meeting with Wajahat Habibullah and Narendra Jadhav in New Delhi was part of this campaign”, Aleem Faizee, President of Nobel Education & Welfare Society (NEWS) who led the delegation to New Delhi informed ummid.com.


“In fact, going through the documents both of them were surprised on why the state government is keeping the matter pending. They promised to talk to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan so that a decision is taken soon”, he added.


Noble Education & Welfare Society (NEWS) is working since 2009 with the support from the district administration especially District Collector P Velrasu to establish the AMU sub centre near Malegaon. The administration realising the importance of the project proposed two locations in Malegaon Taluka – one at Rampura and the other near Manmad for the purpose. After the state government’s approval, both of these locations were visited by a high level AMU team on October 26, 2011.

 

It is also to be noted that Malegaon's proposal for land has already been approved by the Higher & Technical Education and Revenue departments of Govt. of Maharashtra before being sent to the AMU VC.


The matter, however, turned into a political tug-of-war with the entry of Minority Development Minister Arif Naseem Khan and his deputy Mrs Fauzia Khan, who after realising that Nasik MP Sameer Bhujbal is actively working for the project, all of a sudden proposed a land at Khuldabad near Aurangabad for the AMU sub-centre.


“It was ironic to see that Arif Naseem Khan despite being a minister, who should care for the entire state, openly opposed Malegaon that too without any concrete reason”, said Aleem Faizee.


Interestingly, the documents show that NEWS members met Arif Naseem Khan and Mrs Fauzia Khan on November 23, 2009 with a request to do something for establishment of the AMU centre in Maharashtra. However they never showed any interest.


“It was only after Malegaon’s proposal reached Mantralaya in August 2010 that Arif Naseem Khan called a meeting of district collectors and directed them to identify land for the purpose. But in the review meeting called on January 24, 2011 all of them, except Malegaon ADC Yeshwant Sonawane, clearly stated that they didn’t have any land in their districts”, Aleem Faizee said.


“After failing to get the land at any other place, Higher & Technical Education Department in April 2011 finally sent Malegaon’s proposal to the AMU VC for his approval. When this news became public, Mrs. Fauzia Khan called the AMU Vice Chancellor and proposed the Khuldabad land instead”, he added.


Highly placed sources at Mantralay informed ummid.com that the final decision on the location, whether it is Malegaon or Khuldabad, now lies with the Chief Minister. But, political observers feel, the way Arif Nseem Khan and Mrs. Fauzia Khan are pushing the Khuldabad location, it would be a taste of the might of the Bhujbals in the state politics as to how they fight their case so that the district they have chosen as base does not miss this important project.

 

Timeline
December 08, 2008: AMU VC requests the Maharashtra govt to provide land to establish its sub-centre in the state.


November 23, 2009: NEWS delegation meets Arif Naseem Khan and Mrs Fauzia Khan requesting them to do something on the matter.


December 30, 2009: NEWS writes then Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and Chief Secretary informing them about the availability of land near Malegaon.


June 24, 2010: Maharashtra govt writes to Nashik collector to provide details of the available land.


August 07, 2010: Malegaon submits the land proposal stating that 350 acres of land can be made available at Rampura.


October 27, 2010: Arif Naseem Khan calls a meeting of 35 District Collectors of the state and directed them to identify the land.


January 24, 2011: In review meeting, all the collectors except Malegaon ADC, say they don’t have land in their district.


April 26, 2011: Mrs Thekkekara, Principal Secretary Minority Department, calls another review meeting. No proposal from any other place except Malegaon.


April 2011: Higher & Technical Education Department forwards Malegaon’s proposal to the AMU VC for his approval.


September 10, 2011: Nasik MP Sameer Bhujbal writes to AMU VC requesting him to visit and inspect the proposed land.


September 18-24, 2011: Around 1200 girl students send postcards to the AMU VC requesting him to approve the Malegaon’s proposal.


October 26, 2011: AMU VC visits Malegaon to inspect the proposed sites.


November 06, 2011: NEWS delegation meets Chief Minister with Sameer Bhujbal at Ozar airport.


December 05, 2011: NEWS delegation meets Ashish Singh, the PS to the Chief Minister to apprise him of all the details.


December 27, 2011: NEWS delegation meets Wajahat Habibullah and Narendra Jadhav in New Delhi.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chairman of Noble Education & Welfare Society (NEWS) Aleem Faizee showing to Chairman of National Commission for Minorities Wajahat Habibullah the important documents relating to the AMU Malegaon on December 27, 2011 in New Delhi.

(Photo: ummid.com)

 

 
 
 
 
 

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