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Friday January 04, 2013 03:26:32 PM, & Agencies

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Malegaon: Contrary to the actual situation on ground and serious concern of the community over the manner in which the government schemes for minorities are being handled, Minister for Minority Affairs K. Rahman Khan at a press conference in Jeddah on Tuesday expressed total satisfaction and said the schemes are yielding the desired results.


“Many programs and schemes are being executed for minorities and the government is focusing upon educational development of the Muslim community,” Saudi Gazette quoted K. Rahman Khan as saying at the press conference.

Speaking at the Indian Consulate General, K Rahman Khan said that the Congress-led government was taking all measures to implement Justice Sachar Commission’s recommendations to boost the Muslim community giving female education a priority.

"The government is also rendering financial assistance to minority educational institutions through Maulana Azad Education Foundation for the development of educational standard of minorities in India", he said.

He also expressed total satisfaction over the implementation of the prime minister’s 15-point program for empowering minorities in India and said the program was yielding positive results.

In reply to a question about illegal detention of Muslim youths, he said his ministry is working closely with the Home Ministry to allay fears of community in this regard and has offered proposals for a speedy trial of those already detained.

The minister added that the government is determined to protect Waqf properties in the country through empowering laws to deal effectively with land encroachment. The Central Waqf Council has been established to issue directives to states in dealing with Waqf matters.


He said that computerization of the records of the individual states’ Waqf Board scheme is for more efficient record keeping, transparency and to computerize the various functions of the Waqf boards and develop a centralized Web-based databank.

He emphasized that the government is focusing on minority development. “The Indian government is focusing upon educational development of Muslim community in general and Muslim women in the country in particular,” he concluded.


However, the community leaders are ridiculing the minister's claim made abroad and question why he made such a claim in Saudi Arabia.


"Contrary to what Rahman Khan has said in Saudi Arabia, there are ample proof to show that benefits of the Prime Minister's 15 program have not reached to Muslims. Barring scholarship scheme that has been successful to an extent, major part of this ambitious project has not been successfully implemented", Aleem Faizee, chairman of Noble Education & Welfare Society (NEWS) and Gen Secretary of Malegaon Industries' & Manufacturers' Association (MIMA) said while speaking to


"Far from opening branches of bank in minority concentrated areas and provide them financial assistance, the government has not been able to install at lease ATMs in such areas", he added.


"Same is the case with Integrated Child Development Services Schemes and Education program. The immunization programs, anganwadis and basic health services are still missing from minority concentrated areas. Benefits of Rural and urban employment programs have also not reached to the Muslims", he added.


Expressing surprise over the minister's claim that the government is taking all efforts to implement the recommendations of the Sachar Committee report, he said, "If this is really so, why the condition of Muslims are even worse than what it was six years before when the committee presented its report to the prime minister." 





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