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support:Union Minister M.K. Alagiri addressing the Indian Union Muslim League conference at Melappalayam on Wednesday.
support:Union Minister M.K. Alagiri addressing the Indian Union Muslim League conference at Melappalayam on Wednesday.

Staff Reporter

62nd Community Renaissance Conference organised at Melapalayam

TIRUNELVELI: The 62nd Community Renaissance Conference of Indian Union Muslim League has urged the Tamil Nadu Government to release the Muslim prisoners, who have served ten years of imprisonment after being sentenced to life term in the Coimbatore serial blast case.

One of the resolutions passed in the conference at Melapalayam on Wednesday said a total of 1,500 life convicts were released recently in connection with the Anna birth centenary celebration. In view of the World Classic Tamil Conference to be conducted at Coimbatore, the Tamil Nadu Government should release 51 Muslim life convicts, including 18 persons who were awarded life term in the Coimbatore serial blast case since they had already served 10 years behind the bars.

Another resolution complained that the police are not giving ‘no objection certificates' to the Muslim youths from Melapalayam, who have applied for passports with the goal of securing a job in the foreign countries. Hence the State Government should weed out the hurdles in the process and the Central Government should ensure the early dispatch of the same to the applicants.

The United Progressive Alliance Government at the Centre should implement the recommendations of Justice Ranganath Misra Committee that had advocated in favour of giving 10 per cent reservation for Muslims in education and employment opportunities.

Besides expediting the completion of the four-laning of Palayamkottai – Tuticorin National Highway, the Union Government should expand the Tuticorin airport so that it can handle wide-bodied aircrafts with higher passenger capacity, another resolution appealed.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers M.K. Alagiri said Muslims, who were supporting Chief Minister, M. Karunanidhi, ever since he entered politics, should back him in future also as he was according highest priority for their welfare.

“I've come all the way to Melapalayam to participate in the IUML conference because you always love and support the Chief Minister,” Mr. Alagiri noted.

The Union Minister released IUML's bi-weekly magazine.

Senior leaders of IUML K.M. Khader Mohideen, M. Abdul Rahman spoke.

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