All India Muslim Minority Organisation holds round table

Implementation of Ranganath Mishra Commission and Sachar Committee recommendations was essential for welfare of minorities, observed many speakers at a round table conference held here on Saturday.

Academicians, advocates, politicians and others participated in the conference, which was organised by All India Muslim Minority Organisation, (AIMMO).

Speakers alleged that the government was not committed in implementing the recommendations made by the two committees. Political parties need to change their approach towards minorities. Many continue to eye minority communities as their vote banks, Syed Muktar Hussain, chairman, (AIMMO), said.

Exclusive sub-plan

Kancha Iliah stressed the need to have an exclusive sub-plan in the budget for minorities. He said if budget was allocated exclusively under the sub-plan, it would help in introducing different welfare schemes and development of minorities.

The speakers emphasised on the need to establish a Wakf Commissionerate to save Wakf properties and effective administration.

CPI (M) leader P. Madhu said it was very necessary as there were many discrepancies in the functioning of the Wakf board and the instances of encroachments of its properties were a testimony. A demand was made to regularise the services of 371 Urdu Academy employees, who were working since last 27 years. Zaheer Ali Khan, Managing Editor of Siasat, Mrs. Sheeraz Khan, general secretary (AIMMO) and others spoke on the occasion.