Mushawarat

Quarterly bulletin of all india muslim majlis-e-mushawarat
Vol. Viii : 1-2 Editor: dr Zafarul-islam Khan January - June 2012

CONTENTS
ElECTiON fOr ThE NEw 2-yEar TErm 2012-2013 NEw TEam - 2012-2013 CENTral OffiCE aCTiViTiES CONdOlENCE lETTErS mONThly lECTUrES miNUTES STaTE UNiTS PrESidENT’S ENGaGEmENTS rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS / mEmOraNdUmS / lETTErS
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ElECTiON fOr ThE NEw 2-yEar TErm 2012-2013
Notification of results by the returnign Officer (ahmad rashid Shervani) 3 January 2012 Subject: Result of the AIMMM bi-annual election for the period 2012 & 2013 1. Election of President In accordance with the Report of the Returning Officer Mr A R Shervani on 3 January 2012, Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan elected as the President of the AIMMM for terms of 2 years ending on 31 December, 2013. The candidates for the Presidential post were Dr Zafarul Islam Khan & Mr. Navaid Hamid. Outgoing President Mr Syed Shahabuddin has handed over charge and Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan has taken charge as President of the AIMMM with effect from 3 January 2012. 2. Election of the MMA The Returning Officer received 74 valid nominations for 20 posts of members of the Markazi Majlis-eMushawarat(MMM). The following members have been elected as Members of the Markazi Majli-e-Amla(MMA), having received the 20 highest votes.
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Notification by the President Subject: Nominations to Majlis-e Amla, Office bearers and reconstitution of the Supreme Guidance Council 16 January 2012 1. In accordance with Article 9.1 of the AIMMM constitution, the President has nominated the following ten members to the MMA: 1. Janab Muhammad Sulaiman (Kanpur) 2. Begum Nusrat Shervani (Delhi) 3. Maulana Muhammad Jaafar (Delhi) 4. Janab Abdur Rashid Agwan (Delhi) 5. Prof. Shakeel Ahmad (Patna) 6. Janab Nusrat Ali (Delhi) 7. Hakeem Muhammad Irfanul Husaini (Kolkata) 8. Maulana Syed Aqilul Gharwi (Delhi) 9. Prof. Shafiq Ahmad Khan Nadwi (Delhi) 10. Janab Zafar H. Jung (Delhi) 2. In accordance with Article 8.2 of the AIMMM constitution, the President has nominated the following office bearers of the AIMMM as Vice Presidents: 1. Maulana Muhammad Jaafar (Delhi) 2. Hakeem Muhammad Irfanul Husaini (Kolkata) 3. Hafiz Rashid A. Choudhury (Guwahati) 4. Maulana Aqilul Gharwi 3. Secretary General: Vacant In accordance with Article 8.2 of the AIMMM constitution, the President has nominated the following office bearers of the AIMMM as General Secretaries: 1. Janab Ejaz Ahmad Aslam (Delhi) 2. Janab Arshi Khan (Aligarh) 3. Janab Muhammad Sulaiman (Kanpur) 4. Janab AR Shervani (Delhi) Composition of the Supreme Guidance Council In accordance with Article 6.1 of the AIMMM constitution, the President has reconstituted the Supreme Guidance Council as follows: 1. Dr Abdul Haq Ansari 2. Mr Ahmad Rashid Shervani 3. Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mahdi Salafi 4. Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri 5. Janab Saiyid Hamid 6. Maulana Nizamuddin Islahi 7. Janab Syed Shahabuddin (living permanent member) 8. Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan Names suggested by the President for consideration by the members of the Supreme Guidance Council during its next meeting: Prof. Shafiq Ahmad Khan, Maulana Aqilul Gharwi, Janab Muhammad Jaafar, Janab Nusrat Ali. President
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1. Mr. Syed Shahabuddin 2. Mr. A.R. Shervani 3. Dr. Abusaleh Shariff 4. Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mehdi Salfi 5. Mr. P.A. Inamdar 6. Prof. Akhtarul Wasey 7. Mr. Amanullah Khan 8. Mr. Bashiruddin Babukhan 9 Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri 10. Hafiz R.A. Choudhury 11. Mr. Saiyid Hamid 12. Maulana Ejaz Ahmed Aslam 13. Dr. S.Q. Ilyas 14. Prof. Humayun Murad 15. Dr. Arshi Khan 16. Mr. Abdul Khaliq 17. Dr. Syed Farooq 18. Mr. Mujtaba Farooq 19. Prof. Allauddin Ahmad 20. Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman

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Urgent meeting to bid farewill to the outgoing President and to welcome the new one 16 January 2012

Meeting at the AIMMM Central Office on 16 January 2012 An urgent meeting of the Markazi Majlis-e-Mushawarat was held on Monday, 16 January, 2012 at 4.30 PM at the Central Office of the Mushawarat, D-250, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025 to bid farewell to the outgoing President, Mr Syed Shahabuddin and to welcome the newly elected President, Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, and to discuss some recent developments and to work out tentative future plans. There was no fixed agenda. The meeting was attended by the following members of the MMM 1. Mr. Syed Shahabuddin 2. Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan 3. Mr. Mujtaba Farooq 4. Mr. S.M.Y. Nadeem 5. Prof. S.M.Yahya 6. Mrs. Nusrat Shervani 7. Mr. Jawed Ahmad 8. Mr. Ahamad Rashid Shervani 9. Prof. Akhtaru Wasey 10. Dr. S.Q.R. Ilyas 11. Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri 12. Janab Mohd. Jaafar 13. Maulana Ejaz Ahmed Aslam 14. Mr. Navaid Hamid 15. Maulana Syed Aqilul Gharwi 16. Janab Nusrat Ali Standing Committee meeting & Condolence meeting 26 April 2012 A meeting of the Standing Committee was held on 26 April 2012 to discuss some
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OrGaNiSaTiON internal matters like revision of the budget for 2012, initiation of a monthly lecture series on important milli, national and international issues, to hold a press conference after each MMM and MMA meeting, to rejuvenate state units of AIMMM and to open units in states where AIMMM has no branches, to complete the revision of the AIMMM constitution, to publish a good brochure and list of members, start Urdu and Hindi bulletins, open membership to Indian nationals living abroad, open membership to unrepresented sections and younger capable individuals. After the above informal discussions, a condolence meeting followed in the memory of Maulana Hakeem Irfanul Husaini, Vice President of AIMMM, who died in Kolkata on 16 April. He was also the current President of the AIMMM unit in West Bengal. The meeting was chaired by AIMMM president, Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan and attended by: - Syed Shahabuddin, former President, AIMMM, - Maulana Jalaluddin Umari, President, Jamaat-e Islami Hind, - Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mahdi Salafi, General Secretary, Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e Hadees, - Janab Muhammad Jaafar, Vice President, AIMMM, - Janab Ahmad Rasheed Shervani, General Secretary, AIMMM, - Janab Muhammad Sulaiman, General Secretary, AIMMM, - Dr. Saiyid Abdul Bari ("Shabnam Subhani"),

Meeting at the AIMMM Central Office 26 April 2012
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OrGaNiSaTiON - Janab Abdul Khaliq, General Secretary, Jan Lokshakti Party, - Nawab Zafar Jung, - Janab Akhtar Husain Akhtar, National Secretary, Welfare Party of India, - Dr. Raihanul Husaini, son of Maulana Hakeem Irfanul Husaini and others. The President initiated by describing Hakeem saheb's contributions to the Muslim community in general and to Mushawarat in particular. Maulana Jalaluddin Umari said that Hakeem Sahab was a truthful person and knew how to maintain good relations with others. His departure is a loss to all of us, he said. Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mahdi said that Maulana Husaini believed in keeping good relations with all. Janab Muhammad Jaafar said that Maulana Husaini used to argue without hestation and used to win over others. He was much liked by all. Janab Shabnam Subhani said Maulana Husaini's life was devoted fully for the millat. He was very popular in Kolkata and had good relations with all. In this age of scarcity of true leaders, a great vacuum has been created by his departure. He added that it is a personal loss for him that a person who was a well-wisher of all is no more with us. Nawab Zafar Jung said that it is a matter of ill-fate for the community that new leaders are not taking place of those who are departing. Janab Muhammad Sulaiman said that he had a relationship of 25 years with Maulana Husaini. AIMMM state unit in West Bengal was an ideal unit because of the likes of Dr. Maqbool Ahmad and Maulana Husaini. His departure is a loss for both the millat and Mushawarat. Janab Ahmad Raheed Shervani recited the couplet of Faiz Ahmad Faiz which says, "Aakhir-e shab ke hamsafar, Faiz, na jaane kiya huey" (Night is coming to an end, Faiz, and one knows not where the co-travellers have gone) and said that Hakeem Irfanul Husaini was the leader of the caravan. A person like him does not leave us in entirety - he leaves for us memories and unfinished jobs. It is our duty to finish those unfinished jobs. The meeting ended with a prayer by Maulana Umari. letter to General Secretary re. organisation 26 Arpil 2012 Janab Mohammad Sulaiman Saheb, General Secretary, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat New Delhi My dear Janab Mohammad Sulaiman Saheb, Assalamu 'alaikum wa rahmatullah. As discussed this morning in the Standing Committee meeting and then with you personally after the meeting, I hereby assign to you the organisational and fund-raising responsibilities as the General Secretary of AIMMM. As you are aware, we all wish AIMMM to be more active, functional and visible, and for this I appreciate your readiness to visit AIMMM state units to activate them and
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to possibly arrange for re-elections of units which are not active. Also, please explore the possibility of holding statelevel conferences to activate the units, to involve people with their work and make them visible to the people and to the authorities in the respective state. We also must try to start new state units where there is no standing unit at present. At the centre also, we intend to start a few new activities like starting a Hindi and Urdu magazine and also to develop the current English-language bulletin in order for it to have a mass appeal. AIMMM brochure and members list should also be published in a becoming and impressive manner. Also proposed is to hold a big national-level conference in Delhi sometime in September or October. Obviously for all these activities we will need lots of funds. Therefore, I would like you to also concentrate on raising funds for AIMMM on a continuous basis so that these and other activities could take place without difficulty. At present I think we should try to raise for this year a sum of at least Rs 20 lakh to meet the envisaged activities. It goes without saying that I will always be ready to offer you any practical help possible to make AIMMM a vibrant organisation serving the millat. Kindly, also note that your travel and other expenses will be reimbursed by AIMMM. With warm regards Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan President

The President sent condolence letters to: - Janab Saeed Suhrawardy on the death of his son, Advocate Anees Suhrawardy (letter sent on 27 January 2012), - Dr. Raihanul Husaini on the death of his father Maulana Hakeem Irfan al-Husaini, Vice President of AIMMM (letter sent on 19 April 2012), - Janab Niaz Ahmad Farooqui on the death of his mother (letter sent on 3 May 2012).

CONdOlENCE lETTErS

mushawarat starts public lecture series

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Dr Javed Jamil speaking at AIMMM HQ on 29 June 2012

New Delhi, 23 June 2012: All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat has decided to hold monthly lectures on important issues facing the Muslim community and country. The lectures will be held at the Mushawarat central office in Delhi after Maghrib of the last Friday of each month. The first lecture was delivered on 29 June 2012 by noted social scientist Dr Javed Jamil on "Muslim Vision of India: Destination & Roadmap". Dr Javed Jamil is the author of a document which pinpoints the areas of concern and concerted work in order to uplift the country and empower the Muslim community.

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minutes of the mmm / mma joint meeting 3 March 2012 Following members were present at meeting: 1. Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, President 2. Janab Mohd. Jafar, Vice President 3. Janab A. R. Shervani, General Secretary 4. Janab Mohd. Sulaiman, General Secretary 5. Dr. Arshi Khan, General Secretary 6. Janab Mujtaba Farooq 7. Janab Syed Shahabuddin 8. Dr. S.Q. R. Ilyas 9. Janab S.M.Y. Nadeem 10. Prof. S.M. Yahya 11. Janab Nusrat Ali 12. Prof. Humayun Murad 13. Janab Abdul Qayoom Khan 14. Janab Akhtar Husain 15. Janab Jawed Ahmad 16. Dr. Ubaid Iqbal Asim 17. Begum Nusrat Shervani Saheba 18. Dr. Mateen Ahmad Siddiqui 19. Janab Ejaz Ahmad Aslam 20. Dr. Muhammad Tanweer Hasan Janab Zafar Saifullah and Janab Dr S Farooq intimated in advance that for some reason or the other they will not be able to take part in this meeting. At the outset, the President welcomed the new member of AIMMM Janab Akhtar Husain Akhtar, a prominent worker for the rights of the OBCs, especially weavers. The members offered condolences to the millat and families of prominent leaders of the community who passed away recently and prayed for their souls, especially Maulana Muhmmad Safiullah, Shaikhul Hadees, Madrasa Miftahul Uloom Jalalabad (died 2 March 2012); Hazrat Syed Mohammad Izhar Ashraf (19342012), Chief Patron of All Indian Ulama and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB) and a Sufi leader, Sajjadah Nashin of Khanquah Ashrafia Hasania of Kichowcha Sharif, died at Delhi on 22 February 2012;
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OrGaNiSaTiON Maulana Zeeshan Hidayati, well-known Shia scholar, community leader and active AIMMM member, died in Varanasi on 23 December; Ziaul Haq 'Soz' Haqqi Dehlawi, social and political activist, Delhi Congress leader, poet and a former member of Delhi State Haj Committee - died of heart attack in Delhi on 22 December; Dr. Javed Azam, President of Jamia Salfia Banaras, a Hadees scholar died of heart attack in Banaras on 23 December; Prof. Farhana Siddiqi, former President of Jamia Millia Islamia's Department of Arabic - died at a Delhi hospital on 31 December 2011; Dr Abdul Haleem Owais, Islamic historian of Egypt, professor of history in Riyadh's Imam University and Egypt's Zagaziq Uni. (1943-2011) - died on 11 December 2011; Nawab Rahmatullah Khan Sherwani, former Pro-Chancellor of AMU - died on 10 January at the age of 83 years; Khwaja Abdul Khaliq, senior journalist and former Director of PIB's Urdu Unit in Information and Broadcasting ministry died of heart attack on 18 January in Delhi; Mufti Muhammad Aslam Rizvi, a religious scholar of Bihar, died on 6 January in Patna; Azizur Rahman, Congress leader and a former minister of UP died on 7 January 2012; Shujauudin Sajid alias Shuja' Khawar, noted Urdu poet and former IPS officer died of heart attack in Delhi on 19 January 2012; Dr. Fareed Parbati, a noted Urdu poet of Kashmir, died on 14 Dec. 2011; Mazhar Imam, prominent Urdu poet, writer, critic, died on 30 January 2012; Kerala's Governor M.O. Hasan Farook, who earlier he served as governor of Jharkhand, chief minister of Pondicherry three times, and India's ambassador to Saudi Arabia - died on 26 January 2012 at Chennai; Anis Suhrawardy, noted Supreme Court lawyer, died on 24 January 2012; Kunwar Akhlaq Muhammad Khan 'Shaharyar', famous poet, former Urdu professor at AMU, author and critic and winner of many prestigious literary awards, including Sahitya Academy and Jnanapeeth Awards, Ghalib Award for Poetry etc. - died at Aligarh on 13 February 2012; Maulana Syed Waqar Ali, a religious scholar and Sheikhul Hadees at Mazahirul Uloom (Waqf) of Saharanpur - died on 11 February 2012; Maulana Mufti Khurshid Alam, Shaikhul Hadees of Darul Uloom Deoband and a prominent religious scholar died on 7 February 2012; Maulana Abu Bakar Ghazipuri, senior

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OrGaNiSaTiON religious scholar and researcher - died in Delhi on 8 February 2012; and Prof. Mughni Tabussam, prominent poet, scholar, critic and author - died in Hyderabad on 15 February 2012. The meeting discussed the following issues: Resignation: AW Saadatullah Khan, Editor, Islamic Voice had said that due to his preoccupation he would not like to continue. But this resignation was not accepted. Earlier, Maulana Sirajul Hasan had expressed his unwillingness to continue due to bad health. His resignation was accepted. The President informed the members that AIMMM's finances are in very bad shape; members are not paying their annual fees and the Circle of Friends of Mushawarat is shrinking. He informed the members that apart from the funds needed to run the normal running of the office, around Rs 5 lakh are needed to complete the building and finishing work on the first floor of our building which will later provide a steady small income to run the office. Gujarat: The President apprised the members that there is some movement for the revival of the AIMMM unit Gujarat. In this respect, Janab Iqbal Mirza of Ahmeadbad, Maulana Matadar of Bharuch will be meeting on 4 March to consider ways to revive the Gujarat unit. The President informed the members about the unnecessary scare-mongering done by Christian groups over agitation in the Valley against the conversion drive by Church activists who indulged in a vilification campaign against the officially recognised Mufti Azam of J&K Maulana Bashiruddin. NCM sent its vice chairman to the Valley to report on the situation there but Christian groups claimed that it was joint team including Church representatives. The President wrote to the NCM if this was true. The NCM replied that the NCM had not sent any "team" to Kashmir, i.e., it was a one-member delegation comprised of only its vice chairman. He also informed the members that the AIMMM is coordinating with Christian organisations active to secure the rights of Christian and Muslim Dalits who are denied reservation vide the 1950 Presidential feat which has been challenged in the Supreme Court of India by both Christian and Muslim parties. AIMMM delegations have taken part in meetings called by Churhc organisations in this respect and our cooperation with them in this respect will continue in staging dharnas and organising joint meetings. AIMMM member Dr Jawed participated in a dharna held by Church organisations against communal violence at Rajghat on 27 Feb. 2012. The meeting passed the budget for 2012-2013. An observation was made that the budget includes only normal activities of the AIMMM. It should also include allocations for extra-ordinary activities like conferences and conventions proposed to be held during the year. The meeting deliberated on a number of milli, national and international issues and passed the following resolutions on 4.5% Reservation, Mishra Commission report, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Fresh attacks on Muslim youth in the name of terrorism, Christians in J&K, Creeping saffronisation in M.P., Shia-Sunni riots,
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Admission to private schools, India-Israel ties, National Commission for Minorities Educational Institutions, Syria and Iran. (These resolutions are published below under respective heads).

STaTE UNiTS
New Team in Gujarat New Delhi, 27 June 2012: The Gujarat state unit of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat held an extraordinary meeting at Ahmedabad under the chairmanship of Prof. Juzer Bandukwala. The meeting unanimously elected the new state functionaries of the AIMMM Gujarat as follows: Maulana Habibur Rahman Matadar, President; Janab Iqbal Husain Shaikh, General Secretary; Janab Asif Shaikh, Assistant Secretary, and Janab Abdur Razzaq Shaikh as Treasurer. The remaining office-bearers will be elected durig the next meeting of AIMMM Gujarat in order to ensure a proper representation of the whole state in the new committee which will function for the next two years. (Please also see p. 29 below)

14 June 2012: Participated in the executive committee meeting of Darul Musannifin Shibli Academy, Azamgarh. 15-20 May 2012: Visited Istanbul, Turkey to participate and speak in the World Political Forum and to lecture at Kemerburgaz University, Istanbul. 12 May 2012 Mushawarat Trust meeting 5:30 27-29 Apr 2012: Participated in the Orientation Camp of Welfare Party at Kolkata. 22 April 2012: Participated in the release of the Punjabi translation of the Holy Quran at Ahl-e Hadees complex, Abul Fazal Enclave, New Delhi. 21 March 2012: Met the Police Commisioner Delhi with a delegation on Kazmi arrest. 18-20 March2012: Particiapted in the annual day of the Murshidabad Alliance School. 16-17 March 2012: Participated in the educational conference organised by Students Islamic Trust at Kolkata. The President attended a meeting of AIMMM West Bengal unit during this tour. 2 March 2012: Delivered a lecture on Islam & Violence at Jamial Millia Islamia’s Academic Staff College. 19 Feb 2012: Delivered lecture on the issue of Palestine at Madrasatul Islah, Saraimir, Azamgarh. 16 Feb. 2012: Participated as chief guest in the C Lava Fiesta at AMU. 15 Feb. 2012: Delivered lecture on the history of Palestine atJamia Millia Islamia’ Deptt of Teacher Training. 7 Feb. 2012: Participated in a panel discussion at Jamia Millia’s Academic Staff College on Arab Spring. 31 Jan-1 Feb. 2012: Particiapted in Citizens for Peace Workshop on Identity at Bangalore 22 January 2012: Participated in a meeting at Vadodra, Gujarat of Muslim journalists and writers. 16 January 2012: Presided over extension lecture by Dr Aslam Abdullah organised by the Deptt Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia.

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rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC Qateel Siddiqui in Pune's Yarvada high security jail yesterday is yet another proof that the life of a Muslim is no longer safe in India even behind the walls of a high securESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS / rity jail. mEmOraNdUmS / lETTErS This cold-blooded murder comes in quick succession after a number of cases where security agencies’ highhandedness in dealing with Muslim youth on flimsy charges and mere suspicion gives away the game of the administration's war against the Muslim community in the Creeping saffronisation in m.P. name of fighting “terror”. Resolution passed by the MMM / MMA joint meeting Only days ago two Kashmiri young students were kid3 March 2012 napped by unknown security agencies at Aligarh and only The AIMMM registers its alarm and displeasure at the continued saffronisation of the state, especially the educa- one of them was later released after the educational institional system, in M.P. Surya Namaskar and the introduc- tution filed a habeas corpus case in Allahabad High Court. It is now almost a month that Fasih Mahmood, an tion of Gita in school syllabus are two clear examples of this policy which flies in the face of the country's secular Indian Muslim engineer, suddenly disappeared in Saudi Constitution. The Central Govt., through HRD ministry, Arabia at the request of Indian authorities which are still should intervene and ensure that the secular ethos of the not clear about the charges against him. educational system all over India remains untouched. Earlier Journalist Kazmi was arrested on unknown charges and remains in custody while Hindutva terrorists are getting bail and feeling confident enough to hold a conference in Goa. The murdered accused, Qateel Siddiqui, was a lawPress conference on Qateel’s murder abiding citizen of this country. Despite the passage of 9 June 2012 seven months on his arrest, the agencies have not been able to file a chargesheet against him, while he has been An urgent Press Conference was held by the All India consistently tortured in custody to force him to sign a fake Muslim Majlis-e Mushawararat Saturday, 9 June 2012 at confession as it happens now in almost all such cases. the Mushawarat central office to protest the previous His murder has been arranged at the hands of a criminal day’s murder of Qateel Siddiqui in Pune high security jail already incarcerated on murder charges. It seems the reaand other fake terror cases. Speakers at the press meet son is to use Qateel's fake confession in courts against included: Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President, AIMMM, Mr other accused since he will no longer be there to deny and Mohammad Ahmad, National Secretary, Jamaat-e Islami refute the forced confession attributed to him. Hind, Amaresh Mishra, Historian and human rights We hold the Maharashtra ATS chief Rakesh Maria, the activist, Akhlaq Ahmad,Secretary of the Association for head of National Investigation Agency Sarat Chandra Protection of Civil Rights and Mahtab Alam, Human Sinha and the Home Minister P. Chidambaram personally Rights activist. Following is the text of the press statement responsible for this cold-blooded murder. We demand a issued on the occasion: judicial enquiry by a sitting high court judge. We reject with contempt the mere suspension of the jailor and a CID New Delhi, 9 June 2012: The cold-blooded murder of enquiry. The jailor will be reinstated soon and the CID enquiry will not go against their own ilk. We appeal to the national and international human rights organisations to take notice of the situation in India where sections of the administration are fighting a war against the country's largest religious minority in the name of fighting “terror”, while the security agencies themselves are the biggest culprits and excel in fabrication of cases and use torture to force the accused to confess to crimes they never committed. The aim is to demoralise the Indian Muslim community and to slow down its educational and social progress. [This statement was sent to all concrned in India as well as to major human rifghts The press conference addressed by Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, Mahtab Alam, organisation outside India] Amaresh Mishra, Dr SQR Ilyas, Mohammad Ahmad and Akhlaq Ahmad

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rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC meeting to discuss terrorism Minutes of Muslim organisations' meeting on "terrorism" 29 May 2012 A joint meeting of Muslim organisations and intellectuals was held at the invitation of AIMMM on 29 May 2012 at Mushawarat central office in Delhi. It was attended by Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of AIMMM, Janab Muhammad Ahmad, National Secretary of Jamaat-e Islami Hind (JIH) for political affairs, Maulana Asghar Imam Mahdi Salafi, general secretary of Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e Hadees, Janab Muhammad Shafi Madni, National Secretary of JIH for milli services, Maulana Abdul Wahab Khilji, President of Islahi Movement, Dr. Taslim Rahmani, President of Muslim Political Council, Janab Ejaz Ahmad Aslam, National Secretary of JIH for media, Maulana Abdur-Rahman Abid (Okhla), Dr. Javed Ahmad (Member, AIMMM central committee), Janab Syed Mansoor Agha (journalist), Janab Akhtar Husain Akhtar, secretary of Welfare Party, Janab Anisur Rahman, secretary of Students Islamic Organisation, Mahtab Alam (human rights activist), Shahnawaz Alam and Rajiv Yadav (both of U.P. PUCL). The meeting discussed the issue of terrorism and how the Muslim community is being terrorised in the name of counter-terror activities of various agencies. There was a consensus that a campaign is underway to retard the individual and collective progress of the Muslim community in the name of fighting terrorism and the recent arrests are a part of this campaign. There was also a consensus that this issue cannot be tackled by ad hoc measures. Rather, an organised and long-term strategy is needed to face it. It was agreed that a special fund should be established to fight legal cases, help victims, raise the issue and publish documentation-based writings on the subject. It was also decided to establish a legal cell under AIMMM to keep a constant eye on this issue, to take action where needed, and to work with the help of local lawyers. It was also decided to ask the Muslim community to protest in every city and town against the injustices being perpetrated in the name of "terrorism". The community should also be reminded to maintain good relations with the victims of this campaign and their families because mere arrest does not make one guilty. It is a fact that about 98% of people arrested under TADA and POTA have been found innocent and released. It is an insult to the united Ummah to forsake and shun a brother and his family in the time of his trial. It was also decided to prepare and publish a white paper on terrorism on behalf of the Muslim community and to release it in a big convention to be held at Delhi. It was also decide to shun the attitude followed until now and to bring these issues to the knowledge of international human rights organisations, UNO panels and other countries interested in human rights issued. It was felt that international pressure on the Indian government is necessary to force it to rethink the misdeeds of its agencies. (Note: only the decision on preparation and publication of the white paper is being executed at present - editor) muslim community protests against at random arrests New Delhi, 28 May 2012: Muslim community leaders today sent a strong letter to Mr P Chidambaram, Union Home Minister and Mr Wajahat Habibullah, Chairman, National Commission for Minorities protesting against the continuous saga of arrests of Muslim youth on unproven "terror" charges. The following joint memorandum was sent via fax and email to 1. Mr P Chidambaram, Hon'ble Union Home Minister 2. Mr Wajahat Habibullah, Hon'ble Chairman, National Commission for Minorities: New Delhi 28 May 2012 Respected Sir, Alarmed as the Muslim community is at the resumed serial, at random and unending saga of arrests of Muslim youth from various parts of the country on apparently no tangible charges, two more such recent incidents are agitating the community and we find it necessary to bring the same to your kind attention for urgent redressal: 1 Mr Fasih Mahmood, an engineer in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, according to media reports in both Saudi Arabia and India, was deported to India on 13 May this year at Indian government's request on alleged "terror" charges and so far there is no information about his whereabouts. 2. Two very young Kashmiri students, studying in a reputed madrasa (Jamiatul Falah at Bilaryaganj, district Azamgarh, U.P.) were arrested by some unknown security agency at Aligarh station on 24 May while travelling on Kaifiyat train from Azamgarh to Delhi to visit their ailing cousin who had come to the capital for medical treatment. The name of the agency and the two boys' whereabouts are not known despite efforts at both Delhi and
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Lucknow. The Muslim community is pained to see this continuing saga which has earlier seen Journalist Kazmi's arrest while seemingly there is no evidence against him. We request you to kindly look into the above two matters on an urgent basis in order to offer some solace to the families of these victims who have fell foul of the security agencies'ultra vigilance where victims are picked up on mere suspicion without any real, hard and tangible proof and thereafter they are kept under illegal detention while the agencies try to somehow obtain some incriminating "evidence" or secure their forced confession via torture which is illegal and against India's international obligations. These illogical incidents are seriously eroding the Muslim community's goodwill towards UPA. Yours sincerely, Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President, All India Muslim Majlise Mushawarat For and on behalf of Mujtaba Farooq, Chairman, Coordination Committee for Indian Muslims Muhammad Ahmad, Political Secretary, Jamaat-e Islami Hind Abdul Hameed Nomani, Secretary, Jamiat Ulama-e Hind Dr Tasleem Rahmani, President, Muslim Political Council of India Dr SQR Ilyas, General Secretary, Welfare Party of India Zaheer Zaidi, President, Shia Point Maulana Muhsin Taqwi, President, National Council of Shia Ulama Shuaib Shaikh, Secretary, Students Organisation of India AK Kidwai, Secretary, Association for Protection of Civil Rights Maulana Ataur Rahman Qasmi, Director, Shah Waliullah Institute Maulana Jalal Haidar Naqvi, Jt. Secretary, All India Majlis Ulama-e Hind Protest demo by indian muslim organisations at Parliament, New delhi Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, Monday, 26 March 2012, 10:30 am onwards Protest against the at-random arrests of Muslim youth and Journalist Kazmi is a new escalation in the war against the Muslim community in the name of fighting terror [Following is the press statement distributed during the protest]: New Delhi, 26 March 2012: The Indian Muslim community believes that the arrest of senior Urdu journalist Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi is a new escalation in the war against the com9

rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC munity in the name of fighting terror which restarted with new vigour a few weeks ago. Acquittal of umpteen Muslim youths across the country in recent months after spending years in jails on trumped up charges has proved the communal nature of our police and security agencies. Senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan bluntly said on February 27, 2012 that police across the country were "communalised". He added that "It costs nothing for the police to fabricate evidence and file a false chargesheet against an innocent person. In virtually no case, and a vast majority of cases the court does not take the next step of ordering the criminal prosecution, immediate suspension, dismissal and prosecution of that police officer," he said adding that there is "a trend that police across the country systematically frame Muslims in terror investigations when they can't find the culprits. In such cases, they pick up anyone around whom a credible story could be spun." We believe that Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi is the latest victim of this communal mindset unleashed on the Muslim community in the name of fighting terror. His over two decades' impeccable record as a fine journalist is an open book. Not only writing for national and international publications, he also worked for the Doordarshan and had a PIB press card for which security clearance is required. The very fact that his case was not handled by the National Investigation Agency, which has been specifically established to investigate such cases, shows the murky nature of this whole enterprise to malign the Muslim community at the hands of Delhi Police Special Cell, a force notorious for fake encounters and for criminally implicating even its own informers in concocted terror plots. We believe that there is no evidence till date against Journalist Kazmi who has been precisely framed at the behest of Israel's notorious and criminal espionage agency Mossad which, according to press reports, provided his name to the Indian authorities which on their own had nothing against him. The Special Police threatened him that unless he confessed, they will hand him over to Mossad "who know how to extract confessions" - which is a criminal threat as no Indian authority can hand over an

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rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC Indian citizen to a foreign agency unless there is a court order for the same and unless an extradition treaty exists with the concerned foreign country. The court took cognisance of his complaint in this regard and forbade Special Cell to allow any other agency to interrogate Kazmi. Now having used all its dirty tricks including conflicting leaks to the media, the Special Cell realised the futility of its tricks and ended his police remand before it was due to expire. We had written to the Hon'ble Union Home Minister, Hon'ble Lt. Governor Delhi, Hon'ble Chairman of the Press Council of India as well as to the Delhi Police Commissioner seeking their urgent intervention in this case of clear implication and fabrication of the which the Special Cell has a long tainted record. Till date only the Police Commissioner met our delegation, albeit after a delay of about two weeks. Failure of other functionaries of the State to meet a delegation of leading Muslim organisations till date only shows their arrogance, contempt for the community and disdain for democracy and civil society. We forcefully condemn the new campaign against the Muslim community in the name of fighting terror while the same forces are more than cautious in touching saffron brigade elements named in Malegaon and Ajmer blasts chargesheets. We will continue to agitate in various ways alongwith other civil society groups on this issue, which we believe, is a new escalation in the war against the community in the name of terror-fighting until justice is achieved. This dharna is only a part of this effort. Statement issued by: Mujtaba Farooq, Chairman, Coordination Committee for Indian Muslims & President, Welfare Party of India Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat & Editor, The Milli Gazette Muhammad Adeeb, M.P. Muhammad Ahmad, Political Secretary, Jamaat-e Islami Hind Maulana Muhsin Taqwi, President, National Council of Shia Ulama Maulana Abdul Hameed Nomani, Secretary, Jamiat Ulama-e Hind Maulana Abdul Wahab Khilji, President, Islahi Movement of India Dr SQR Ilyas, General Secretary, Welfare Party of India & Editor, Afkar-e Milli Maulana Ataur Rahman Qasmi, Director, Shah Waliullah Institute Maulana Jalal Haidar Naqvi, Secretary, All India Shia Ulama Council Dr Tasleem Rahmani, President, Muslim Political Council of India Zaheer Zaidi, President, Shia Point Syed Mansoor Agha, Senior Urdu journalist Shuaib Shaikh, Secretary, Students Organisation of India AK Kidwai, Secretary, Association for Protection of Civil Rights Journalist Kazmi arrest: leaders of muslim organisations meet delhi Police Commissioner Press Release issued on 21 March 2012 New Delhi, 21 March 2012: Leaders of some of India's leading Muslim organisations met the Delhi Police Commissioner BK Gupta here today. The delegation apprised the Police Commissioner about the Muslim community's apprehensions over the renewed harassment of the community in the name of the fight against terror. Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, led the delegation. He told the Police Commissioner that Muslims are deeply pained and angered by the renewed arrests of Muslim youth, especially the arrest of the well-known journalist Mr Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi. The delegation told the Police Commissioner that the long remand by the police, permission to foreign agencies to interrogate Mr Kazmi and his reported torture are matters of grave concern to the community. The delegation asked the Police Commissioner to rein in the Special Cell of Delhi Police which is notorious for its illegal activities like torture and fabrication of evidence. The delegation requested the Police Commissioner to stop the informal media briefings by police officers and reported by the media almost every passing day since the arrest of Mr Kazmi. The delegation also told the Police Commissioner that Muslim youth are being arrested on mere suspicion and without tangible proofs while saffron terrorists are roaming around and no one dares to touch them despite the fact that their names appear in official documents like the Malegaon and Ajmer blasts chargesheets. The Police Commissioner denied that Mr Kazmi is being tortured or ill-treated in any way. He added that he is personally following the case and officers have been
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clearly instructed not to torture Mr Kazmi or harm him in any way. He also said that foreign agencies have not been allowed so far to interrogate Mr Kazmi which, he said, is not easy because a lengthy procedure has to followed for permitting access of foreign agencies to such persons. The Police Commissioner assured the delegation that no allegation will be made in the chargesheet which does not have ample proof and justification. Moreover, the Police Commissioner said that the Delhi Police has no permission to harass Muslims of Delhi and some policemen have been suspended when they were found involved in such activity. He further said that most of what the media is saying is baseless and we deny it but, he added, media is very powerful in our country and it is not easy to rein in the media. He suggested that victims should go to courts to seek redressal against baseless news published by the media. The Police Commissioner assured the delegation that no injustice will be allowed to take place. The delegation included Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, Mr Mujtaba Farooq, President of the Welfare Party of India and convenor, Coordination Committee of Indian Muslims, Mr Muhammad Ahmad, Secretary of the Jamaat-e Islami Hind, Maulana Muhsin Taqawi, Imam of the Shia Jama Masjid Delhi, Maulana Ataur Rahman Qasmi, Chairman of the Shah Waliullah Institute, Maulana Jalal Haidar, Secretary of the All India Majlis-e Ulama and Mr Zaheer Zaidi, Chairman of Shia Point. memorandum to Police Commissioner delhi delivered during meeting with him with delegation 21 March 2012 Mr BK Gupta Delhi Police Commissioner, Delhi Respected Sir, We thank you for kindly granting us time to discuss a very burning and distressing development to the civil society, media fraternity and the Indian Muslim community, viz., the arrest of a senior Urdu journalist and an important member of the Muslim community Mr Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi by Delhi Special Police on unproven and wild terror charges. Mr Kazmi is accused of "helping" a terrorist while that particular terrorist remains at large. It is a fact of life that as a result of a plethora of incidents and developments, especially during the last few years, there is a serious trust deficit vis-à-vis the Police in the Muslim community. The Muslim community is pained to see that the at-random arrests of Muslim youth, which started a few weeks ago, are continuing, and now the arrest of a person of Mr Kazmi's stature points to a serious escalation where even senior members of the community are not safe from arrest at the hands of the Police on totally unproven and wild charges. Such behaviour on the part of the Police and other agencies seriously dents their own credibility and is also injurious to the democratic setup of the country. Mr Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi is a senior and respect11

rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC ed Urdu journalist of long standing who works and writes in the higher interests of the country. It seems that anyone who speaks and writes against the rogue government of Israel will now be targeted by our security agencies which are mesmerised by the Israelis who flout hundreds of UN resolutions to say the least. The strange presence of the dubious Israeli espionage outfit Mossad in our country only helps to multiply this menace. It is also very alarming to know that "foreign" (most probably the notorious Mossad) agents have been allowed to interrogate Mr Kazmi though the remand is given only to the Special Police. We are also pained that Mr Kazmi is being subjected to torture, denied sleep and proper food which is a violation of his basic human rights. We wish to impress upon you to make public whatever serious evidence you have against Mr Kazmi and stop torturing him in order to secure a confession on the lines of hundreds of such confessions secured under duress which are later thrown out by courts. Yours sincerely, Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat Mujtaba Farooq, Chairman, Coordination Committee for Indian Muslims Dr SQR Ilyas, General Secretary, Welfare Party of India Maulana Jalal Haidar Naqvi, Jt. Secretary, All India Shia Ulama Council Dr Tasleem Rahmani, President, Muslim Political Council of India Muhammad Ahmad, Political Secretary, Jamaat-e Islami Hind Zaheer Zaidi, President, Shia Point Syed Mansoor Agha, senior Urdu journalist Maulana Muhsin Taqwi, President, National Council of Shia Ulama Shuaib Shaikh, Secretary, Students Organisation of India AK Kidwai, Secretary, Association for Protection of Civil Rights Maulana Ataur Rahman Qasmi, Director, Shah Waliullah Institute Muhammad Ahmad Khan, Urdu Journalist Press Conference on Journalist muhammad ahmad Kazmi Venue: delhi Press Club lawn Saturday, 10 march 2012, 3 p.m. arrest of Journalist Kazmi is a new escalation in the war against the muslim community in the name of fighting terror [Following is the press statement issued on the occasion]: New Delhi, 10 March 2012: The Indian Muslim community believes that the arrest of senior Urdu journalist Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi is a new escalation in the war against the community in the name of fighting terror. Acquittals of umpteen Muslim youths across the country after spending years in jails on trumped up charges has proved the communal nature of our police and security agencies. Senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant
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rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC Bhushan bluntly said on February 27, 2012 that police across the country were "communalised". He added that "It costs nothing for the police to fabricate evidence and file a false chargesheet against an innocent person. In virtually no case, and a vast majority of cases the court does not take the next step of ordering the criminal prosecution, immediate suspension, dismissal and prosecution of that police officer," he said adding that there is "a trend that police across the country systematically frame Muslims in terror investigations when they can't find the culprits. In such cases, they pick up anyone around whom a credible story could be spun." We believe Journalist Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi is the latest victim of this communal mindset. His over two decades' impeccable record as a journalist is an open book. Not only writing for national and international publications, he also worked for the Doordarshan and had a PIB press card for which security clearance is required. We believe that there is no evidence till date against Journalist Kazmi who has been precisely framed at the behest of Israel's notorious and criminal espionage agency Mossad which, according to press reports, provided his name to the Indian authorities which on their own had or have nothing against him. Now the Special Police is threatening him that unless he confessed, they will hand him over to Mossad "who know how to extract confessions" - which is a criminal threat as no Indian authority can hand over an Indian citizen to a foreign agency unless there is a court order for the same as well as an extradition treaty exists with the concerned foreign country. We believe that the Indian security agencies have nothing to date to incriminate Journalist Kazmi and they are busy fabricating a case and have been giving off the record media briefings to build pressure on their victim. It is our demand that the unheard of 20-days police remand should be cancelled and bail should be granted to Journalist Kazmi who has been cooperating with the Police in an exemplary way and there is no reason to believe that he will not do so in future. We have written to

the Hon'ble Union Home Minister, Hon'ble Lt. Governor Delhi, Hon'ble Chairman of the Press Council of India as well as to the Delhi Police Commissioner seeking their urgent intervention in this case of clear implication and fabrication of the which the Delhi Special Police has a long tainted record. We also express our astonishment that this case is not being handled by the National Investigation Agency which has been established especially to prove terror-related cases. We demand that the case must be urgently transferred to the NIA. We will continue to agitate alongwith other civil society groups on this issue, which we believe, is a new escalation in the war against the community in the name of terror-fighting until justice is achieved. We will hold a dharna at Jantar Mantar on 26 March to press our demands. Issued by: Mujtaba Farooq, Chairman, Coordination Committee for Indian Muslims & President, Welfare Party of India Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat & Editor, The Milli Gazette Muhammad Adeeb, M.P. Muhammad Ahmad, Political Secretary, Jamaat-e Islami Hind Maulana Muhsin Taqwi, President, National Council of Shia Ulama Maulana Abdul Hameed Nomani, Secretary, Jamiat Ulama-e Hind Maulana Abdul Wahab Khilji, President, Islahi Movement of India Dr SQR Ilyas, General Secretary, Welfare Party of India & Editor, Afkar-e Milli Maulana Ataur Rahman Qasmi, Director, Shah Waliullah Institute Maulana Jalal Haidar Naqvi, Secretary, All India Shia Ulama Council Dr Tasleem Rahmani, President, Muslim Political Council of India Zaheer Zaidi, President, Shia Point Syed Mansoor Agha, Senior Urdu journalist Shuaib Shaikh, Secretary, Students Organisation of India AK Kidwai, Secretary, Association for Protection of Civil Rights Muhammad Ahmad Khan, Urdu Journalist Press Conference on Journalist muhammad ahmad Kazmi Venue: Delhi Press Club Lawn Saturday, 10 March 2012, 3 p.m. Leaders of Muslim organisations and community addressed a press conference to put across the community's viewpoint about the arrest of seniour Urdu journalist Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi on terror-related flimsy charges at the instance of an
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interested foreign power. Speakers at the press conference included: Mujtaba Farooq, President, Welfare Party of India Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President, All India Muslim Majlise Mushawarat Maulana Muhsin Taqawi, President, National Council of Shia Ulama Maulana Abdul Hameed Nomani, Secretary, Jamiat Ulama-e Hind Muhammad Ahmad, Secretary, Jamaat-e Islami Hind Maulana Abdul Wahab Khilji, President, Islahi Movement, Maulana Ataur Rahman Qasmi, Chairman, Shah WaliullahI Institute Maulana Jalal Haidar Naqvi, Secretary, All India Shia Ulama Council Akhlaq Ahmad, Secretary, Association for Protection of Civil Rights Shuaib Shaikh, Secretary, Students Organisation of India letter to the Union home minister re. arrest of Journalist mohammad ahmad Kazmi 8 March 2012 Mr P Chidambaram Hon'ble Union Home Minister New Delhi Respected Sir, It has come as a shock to the Muslim community that a senior Urdu journalist and an important member of the Muslim community Mr Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi has been arrested by Delhi Special Police on unproven and wild terror charges. Mr Kazmi is accused of "helping" a terrorist while that particular terrorist remains unknown and at large. The Muslim community is pained to see that the at-random arrests of Muslim youth, which started a few weeks ago, are only continuing, and now the arrest of a person of Mr Kazmi's stature points to a serious escalation where even senior members of the community are not safe from arrest at the hands of the Police on totally unproven and wild charges. Such behaviour on the part of the Police and other agencies seriously dents their own credibility and is also injurious to the democratic setup of the country. Mr Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi is a senior and respected Urdu journalist of long standing who works and writes in the higher interests of the country. It seems that anyone who speaks and writes against the rogue government of Israel will now be targeted by our security agencies which are mesmerised by the Israelis who flout hundreds of UN resolutions to say the least. The strange presence of the dubious Israeli espionage outfit Mossad in our country only helps to multiply this menace. We wish to meet you at the earliest in order to express our anguish to you in person. Kindly give us an appointment at the earliest. Yours sincerely, Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President, All India Muslim Majlise Mushawarat
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rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC For and on behalf of Mujtaba Farooq, Chairman, Coordination Committee for Indian Muslims Dr SQR Ilyas, General Secretary, Welfare Party of India Maulana Jalal Haidar Naqvi, Jt. Secretary, All India Shia Ulama Council Dr Tasleem Rahmani, President, Muslim Political Council of India Muhammad Ahmad, Political Secretary, Jamaat-e Islami Hind Zaheer Zaidi, President, Shia Point Syed Mansoor Agha, senior Urdu journalist Maulana Muhsin Taqwi, President, National Council of Shia Ulama Shuaib Shaikh, Secretary, Students Organisation of India AK Kidwai, Secretary, Association for Protection of Civil Rights Maulana Ataur Rahman Qasmi, Director, Shah Waliullah Institute Muhammad Ahmad Khan, Urdu Journalist [Identical letters were sent on the same day to Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, Mr BK Gupta, Delhi Police Commissioner, New Delhi; Shri Tejendra Khanna, Lt. Governor, Delhi and Justice Markanday Katju, Chairman, Press Council of India, Delhi. [Union home ministry’s response was received in the form of letter No. 14036/ 23 /2012-UTP dated 23rd May, 2012 as follows: “Subject:- Representation regarding arrest of Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi. “Sir, “I am directed to refer to your letter dated 08.03.2012 on the above cited subject. The matter has been enquired into through Delhi Police, which has clarified that there is sufficient evidence for arrest of Syed Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi. The accused was in police custody till 24.03.2012 and thereafter, he was sent to judicial custody. Investigation of the case is still underway. As per the directions of the Hon'ble Court a lawyer had also been allowed to meet the accused daily while in police custody. Allegations of torture, denying of sleep and not providing proper food are false. Accused was never tortured in police custody and was also allowed to meet his family members. He was medically examined in Govt. Hospital daily. “Yours faithfully, “(S. Sudha) “Under Secretary (Delhi Police) “Tele: 23092856”] NhrC replied through its Assistant Registrar (LAW) vide Case No. 1593/30/0/2012/OC dated 30/03/2012/23 April 2012 that the complaint has been directed to the THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE NEW DELHI - 110002 with the following instructions: “The complaint dated 07/03/2012 received from ALL INDIA MUSLIM MAJLIS-E-MUSHAWARAT in respect of MUHAMMAD AHMAD KAZMI, was placed before the
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rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC Commission on 26/03/2012. Upon perusing the complaint, the Commission directed as follows: “The complaint be transmitted to the concerned authority for such action as deemed appropriate. 2. Accordingly, I am forwarding a copy of the complaint to you for its disposal as your end.”] fresh attacks on muslim youth in the name of terrorism Resolution passed by the MMM / MMA joint meeting 3 March 2012 The AIMMM is extremely seriously alarmed at the fresh wave of arrests of innocent Muslim youth on mere suspicion and without any proof from areas like Delhi's Okhla locality and certain areas of Bihar and Jharkhand, amid serious discord within Delhi Police and Maharashtra ATS over persons sought to be arrested while NIA has pronounced youths arrested by Delhi Police as innocent; yet the spate of arrests on mere suspicion continues. The AIMMM warns the central and state governments not to create an artificial environment conducive to spread discontent and disaffection among the community which has serious doubts about this renewed drive. At the same time, AIMMM fails to understand why saffron terrorists are being treated with kid gloves and some of their masterminds mentioned by name in Malegaon and Ajmer charghsheets remain untouched. AIMMM demands the central government to compensate and rehabilitate innocent Muslim youths who are acquitted after years in jail. The AIMMM condemns the surreptitious ban clamped on SIMI for another period of two years while five of its appeals are still pending in the Supreme Court. The AIMMM demands the central government to issue a white paper on the so-called Indian Mujahidin which the Indian Muslim community believes is a creation of the Intelligence Bureau as a tool to malign Muslim youth.

It is now almost a month that Fasih Mahmood, an Indian Muslim engineer, suddenly disappeared in Saudi Arabia at the request of Indian authorities which are still not clear about the charges against him. Earlier Journalist Kazmi was arrested on unknown charges and remains in custody while Hindutva terrorists are getting bail and feeling confident enough to hold a conference in Goa. The murdered accused, Qateel Siddiqui, was a lawabiding citizen of this country. Despite the passage of seven months on his arrest, the agencies have not been able to file a chargesheet against him, while he has been consistently tortured in custody to force him to sign a fake confession as it happens now in almost all such cases. His murder has been arranged at the hands of a criminal already incarcerated on murder charges. It seems the reason is to use Qateel's fake confession in courts against other accused since he will no longer be there to deny and refute the forced confession attributed to him. We hold the Maharashtra ATS chief Rakesh Maria, the head of National Investigation Agency Sarat Chandra Sinha and the Home Minister P. Chidambaram personally responsible for this cold-blooded murder. We demand a judicial enquiry by a sitting high court judge. We reject with contempt the mere suspension of the jailor and a CID enquiry. The jailor will be reinstated soon and the CID enquiry will not go against their own ilk. We appeal to the national and international human rights organisations to take notice of the situation in India where sections of the administration are fighting a war against the country's largest religious minority in the name of fighting "terror", while the security agencies themselves are the biggest culprits and excel in fabrication of cases and use torture to force the accused to confess to crimes they never committed. The aim is to demoralise the Indian Muslim community and to slow down its educational and social progress.

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Press Statement by President, aimmm 9 June 2012 The cold-blooded murder of Qateel Siddiqui in Pune's Yarvada high security jail yesterday is yet another proof that the life of a Muslim is no longer safe in India even behind the walls of a high security jail. This cold-blooded murder comes in quick succession after a number of cases where security agencies' highhandedness in dealing with Muslim youth on flimsy charges and mere suspicion gives away the game of the administration's war against the Muslim community in the name of fighting "terror". Only days ago two Kashmiri young students were kidnapped by unknown security agencies at Aligarh and only one of them was later released after the educational institution filed a habeas corpus case in Allahabad High Court.
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muslim community leaders condemn Journalist Kazmi's arrest
7 March 2012 Coordination Committee for Indian Muslims (CCIM), after an emergency meeting here at the Jamaat-e Islami Hind headquarters this evening, forcefully condemned the arrest of Journalist Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi by Delhi Special Police. CCIM chairman Mujtaba Farooq, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat President Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, Welfare Party of India General Secretary Dr SQR Ilyas, All India Shia Ulama Council leader Maulana Jalal Haidar Naqvi, Muslim Political Council of India President Dr Tasleem Rahmani, Political Secretary Jamaat-e Islami Hind Muhammad Ahmad, Shia Point President Zaheer Zaidi, Senior Urdu journalist Syed Mansoor Agha, National Council of Shia Ulama President Maulana Muhsin Taqwi, Shia community leader Zafar Abbas, Students Organisation of India Secretary Shuaib Shaikh, Association for Protection of Civil Rights Secretary AK

Kidwai, Maulana Ataur Rahman Qasmi, head of the Shah Waliullah Institute, Urdu Journalist Muhammad Ahmad Khan and others said after the meeting that the continuing at random arrests of Muslim youth are not only a matter of grave concern for the community, they are also injurious to the democratic setup of the country. It is a matter of alarm that now a senior member of the Urdu journalist community has been arrested without any apparent evidence or proof. Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi is a senior Urdu journalist of long standing who works and writes in the higher interests of the country. The meeting decided to write to the Union Home Minister, Delhi Police Commissioner, Lt Governor of Delhi and Delhi Chief Minister seeking their immediate intervention and to stop the serial arrests and torture of Muslim youth. The Muslim leaders will also meet these and other government officials and will approach Justice Markanday Katju, Chairman of the Press Council of India as well as the national and state minorities commissions.

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letter to mr P Chidambaram, Union home minister
21 June 2012 Respected Sir, An alarming news item has appeared in Inquilab, a leading Urdu newspaper published from Delhi, in its 19 June 2012 issue. The news item says that the Hindutva extremist organisation Bajrang Dal, whose workers have been

rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC responsible for a number of blasts and bomb-making incidents as well as umpteen criminal activities across the country, have just organised a 10-day-long arms training camp inside a temple in the heart of the national capital. According to the news item, leaders of VHP and other extremist outfits delivered fiery speeches during the camp abusing secular forces. VHP spokesman at this training camp, Prakash Sharma, according to the report, said that "flourishing secular forces are a danger and that secular politics is responsible for destroying the country." A photocopy of the said report is attached herewith. According to our information, the said temple is Lalit Saraswati temple* at Vasant Vihar. Moreover, according to our information, this is the second such arms training camp being held in the national capital within the last few months. We would like to know how this arms training camp was allowed and what action has been taken against those who organised it, participated in it and imparted arms training in it and what action has been taken against the persons and/or the organisation(s) controlling the said temple. Yours sincerely, Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan President [A similar letter was sent to the Police Commissioner Delhi on the same date] * Perhaps the correct name is lalit mahajan S V m School in Vasant Vihar (SVm stands for “Saraswati Vidya mandir”). This was communicated to inspector SS Gill of the Special Cell, Vasant Vihar branch, via email on 16 august 2012. he had contacted the President by phone seeking more details about the venue of the arms training (Editor).

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letter to the Chief Election Commissioner New delhi-110001 21 April 2012 Dear Sir, I wish to draw your kind attention to a news item published in the Delhi edition of Daily Inquilab of 15 April 2012 (photocopy attached). It says that candidate Pinky Jain of MCD Ward No. 76 (Deputy Ganj, Delhi) said during a road show that "I do not need Muslim votes because Muslims had not voted for the BJP even in the previous elections. BJP won
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rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC those elections on its own strength and, therefore, the BJP does not need Muslim votes". It also quoted local people as saying that Pinky Jain abused Muslims and said that "after winning the elections we will not do anything for Muslims and there will be no developmental work in their areas." Such brazen communal approach by public representatives is condemnable and provides enough ground to cancel their elections. I request you to kindly enquire into this matter and take the necessary action. Yours sincerely Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan President [The Election Commission replied vide letter No. 39/DL/2012/ (MCD)/NS-II | 791 dated 8th May, 2012 as follows: “Subject: - Elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi - regarding. “Sir, “I am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated the 21st April, 2012 addressed to the Chief Election Commissioner of India on the subject cited, and to inform you that the superintendence, direction and control of Elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi are not under the jurisdiction of Election Commission of India. The State Election Commissioner, NCT of Delhi conducts the said elections. “Yours faithfully, “(A.N. DAS)”]

Yours faithfully, Syed Shahabuddin ii Syed Shahabuddin’s letter to Mr. Khalique Ahmad Khan, Babri Masjid Movement Coordination Committee, Faizabad 224001 9 April 2012 My dear Khalique, The retired Judge of the Allahabad High Court is back in Ayodhya and speaking to various groups to find a solution of the Babri Masjid Problem by negotiation. A so-called Minority Welfare Society is said to be in touch with him. I have never heard of them. Please find out who they are and whom they represent. Our view should remain unchanged that until the Supreme Court disposed of the appeal, there can be no negotiation for settlement between the parties concerned. With regards, Yours sincerely, Syed Shahabuddin iii Syed Shahabuddin’s letter to Mr.Zafaryab Jilani, Senior Advocate & Additional Advocate General of U.P, Lucknow 226001 9 April 2012 My dear Mr.Zafaryab Jilani, I am very happy to know that you have been appointed additional advocate general of Uttar Pradesh by the new government. I wish you all success but I hope that it will not in any way stand in the way of your continued association with the Babri Masjid case referred now in the Supreme Court. On the other hand, I hope you will propose to UP Government to intervene in the appeal and suggest to the Supreme Court that in view of the impracticability of implementing the award of the Special Benches of the Allahabad High Court which was contrary to its mandate, the case may be sent to the Allahabad High Court for retrial as a title suit. With best regards, Yours sincerely, Syed Shahabuddin

aSi excavation in ayodhya Syed Shahabuddin’s letter to the The Comptroller & Auditor General of India 5 May 2012 Dear Sir, We have glad to know that your office has undertaken the preparation of a Report on our Cultural Institutions. We are particularly interested in your performance audit report on the Archaeological Survey of India. We are aware of the problems faced by the ASI and which have caused non-completion of several excavation projects which it began since 1950 and the non-publication of reports on excavations which were completed. The most recent instance is the Report on the excavation in Ayodhya on the Ram Janmabhoomi -Babri Masjid Site under the order of the Allahabad High Court. The Report has not been placed in the public domain because it cannot stand scrutiny. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) takes the plea that the High Court had placed a bar on its publication. But the Report was never examined by the Special Bench of the Allahabad High Court. The Special Bench passed its ordered in September 2010 and there is no such bar, to the best of our knowledge. We request your special attention. We also request that the CAG Report should bring out the particulars of all the non-completed excavation as well as unpublished reports of the completed projects of the ASI and the reason why the Annual issue of the Indian Archeology has been suspended for years.
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hashimpura killings Syed Shahabuddin’s letter to Shri Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister of U.P 15 June 2012 My dear Chief Minister, I am certain that you are aware of the cold-blooded killing of nearly 40 Muslim youth from Hashimpura locality in Meerut in May 1987. After a long wait the state government put 19 PAC men on trial out of 69 who had been indicted by the UP CID. The trial was conducted so halfhearted that 25 years later it is still going on. Senior lawyers advise me that unless the state government produce the CID Report before the Trial Court, the case is not likely to end in conviction. I request you to instruct the DPP and the PAC to pro-

duce all related papers before the Court and the Government of UP should appoint a top criminal lawyer who conducts the case which has suffered from neglect of successive governments. The Muslim community has great faith in you and if you give an appointment to a high delegation to call on you to review the case, we would be happy to organize it to call on you. With kind regards, Yours sincerely, Syed Shahabuddin Syed Shahabuddin’s letter to Shri V.N. rai, iPS (retd.), Vice Chancellor, mahatma Gandhi University, wardha, maharashtra 10 May 2012 Dear Shri Rai, You were interviewed recently by India Today on their write-up on the Hashimpura massacre in the meantime I also spoke to the lawyers who were engaged in the case. They have not been able to secure any documentary evidence from the government of UP on the identity of those who perpetrate the massacre or even of those who were eventually prosecuted. The government has not disclosed the UP CID Report or the proceeding to selecting only 19 out of 62 indicted by the CID. The government has refused to indicate the names of senior officer in the chain of annexed PAC / police at the time, who might have given instructions to the PAC men. Since you have made a thorough research, I would like have a word with you and would like to meet you on your next visit to Delhi. I also like to know when the book you are writing is likely to see in the light of the day. With kind regards, Yours sincerely, Syed Shahabuddin Shia-Sunni riots Resolution passed by the MMM / MMA joint meeting 3 March 2012 The AIMMM strongly condemns the Shia-Sunni riots which were engineered in Lucknow during the Prophet's (pbuh) birthday celebrations on 5 February. The AIMMM is of the firm view that anyone rekindling this extinguished fire is an enemy of Islam and Muslims. It is the responsibility of both Shia and Sunni leaders and masses to frustrate such sinister plots to harm Muslims and bring back the spectre of fatricidal fights in Lucknow which, alhamdu lillah, are a thing of the past now.

rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC 8 May .2012 My dear Home Secretary, It has been reported that during the latest round of talks between Central Government and ULFA, the later demanded denial of voting rights to persons of East Bengal origin who migrated to Assam between January 1996 and March 1971 for at least 10 years and that it was also reported that the Centre has actively considering this demand. Those who migrated during this period were both Muslim and Hindu by religion. ULFA has made it clear that in its view voting rights be denied to all irrespective of religion. This was why Assam Accord 1985 could not be fully implemented. In any case this will not cover those who have infiltrated into Assam since 1971 from Bangladesh as they remained unidentified despite the changes made in the law relating to foreign tribunals. The Bengali-speaking Muslims of Assam are apprehensive that the ULFA has planned a repeat of the brutal Nellie massacre in 1983 to force the issue. I request that the government should issue a status report on any negotiation with the ULFA and take due measures to prevent another massacre. I am sure both Muslim and Hindu Bengali-speaking Minorities in Assam will welcomes assurance. With kind regards, Yours sincerely, Syed Shahabuddin

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letter to Chairman, NaTiONal hUmaN riGhTS COmmiSSiON, New delhi-110001 4 April 2012 Respected Sir, We are pleased to note that a compensation has been ordered by you for the ill-fated youth of Punjab who were unlawfully killed during 1984-96 by the security forces during the unrest in Punjab. Though the compensation is belated and meagre, yet it is at least an attempt by the State to accept the responsibility for crimes committed by people in uniform. Similar crimes were/are committed in the state of Jammu & Kashmir where according to various estimates, close to ten thousand people, mostly youth, have disappeared since the start of the militancy in late 1980s. The State Human Rights Commission of Jammu and Kashmir released a report in July 2011 on unmarked graves in the north of Kashmir where 2943+ unidentified bodies were verified in unidentified graves at 62 sites in 55 villages. No doubt, more such bodies will be found in other parts of J&K if a serious investigation is ordered. It is high time the NHRC took initiative in this matter by ordering a complete survey of Kashmir's official and unofficial jails, detention and interrogation centres and graveyards to account for all the disappeared, most of whom are believed to have been killed and buried secretly. The second logical step should be to order a proper compensation to the kin of all such persons who remain
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"infiltrators" in assam Syed Shahabuddin’s letter to Shri R. K Singh, Union Home Secretary (with copies to Shri Tarun Kumar Gogoi, Chief Minister of Assam, and Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Khan, MP)

rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC unaccounted despite the passage of a reasonable time after their disappearance. I am attaching herewith two reports but am sure that through your resources and authority you will be able to unearth much more which is beyond the reach of media and ordinary citizens. Thanking you, Yours sincerely Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan President [Assistant Registrar (Law) of NHRC vide letter Case No. 114/9/0/2012/OC dated 26-4-2012 / 8 May 2012 addressed to The Inspector General of Police, Govt of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar, said that the Commission has directed as follows: “The complaint be transmitted to the concerned authority for such action as deemed appropriate. 2. Accordingly, I am forwarding a copy of the complaint to you for its disposal at your end.”] Situation in Kashmir Resolution passed by the MMM / MMA joint meeting 3 March 2012 AIMMM, after detailed deliberation on the situation in the J&K, is of the view that the present apparent peace is managed by oppression. Murder by security personnel is still treated as accidental firing. The commission of enquiry ordered by the court after the murder of as many as 118 innocent youth in 2010 is yet to submit its report. Political prisoners continue to be behind bars in and outside the state. Both the Union and state governments lack sincerity as they never bothered to implement the recommendations of the five working groups appointed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Even the recent report of Interlocutors has not been made public so far. AIMMM demands the urgent release of political prisoners, implementation of the recommendations of the aforesaid five working groups and restoration of Autonomy as recommended by Justice Saghir Ahmed. AIMMM also stresses the immediate withdrawal of AFSPA from whole of Jammu & Kashmir and Manipur where it has been misused to the hilt and has created a climate of fear for ordinary people and impunity for the men in uniform who are free to violate rights and kill innocents at will. The thousands of unnamed graves in Kashmir are a living testimony to this national disgrace. There is no point for AFPSA to remain in force in J&K where hardly 200 militants remain according to official sources. Christians in J&K Resolution passed by the MMM / MMA joint meeting 3 March 2012 Christian organisations in India have unleashed a false propaganda that Christians are being forced out of the Kashmir Valley which is not correct. AIMMM urges the Church within and without J&K to desist from such false propaganda which does not serve anyone's interest.
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mushawarat welcomes U.P. election results New Delhi, 7 March 2012: The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat (AIMMM), the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, held a meeting here to consider the election results in five states, especially Uttar Pradesh. The meeting was attended by AIMMM President Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, former President Janab Syed Shahabuddin, Vice President Janab Muhammad Jaafar, General Secretary Janab Ejaz Ahmad Alam, Janab Mujtaba Farooq and Janab Akhtar Husain Akhtar. Dr. Khan said after the meeting that the AIMMM is satisfied with the results in Uttar Pradesh and congratulates the mature U.P. voters for puncturing the BJP balloon even in Ayodhya and thereby demonstrating that the voters reject communal and divisive politics. Dr. Khan said that the U.P. results have yet again demonstrated the central position of Muslim voters in the state and that no government may be formed by ignoring them. The results, he said, are also a lesson for the Congress that mere lip service and meaningless gestures will not win it votes. It is time political parties stopped taking Muslims for granted. Dr. Khan hoped that the UPA will learn its lessons and make good its promises to Muslims and other minority and backward communities so that these results are not repeated in 2014. Statement on the eve of state assemblies' elections New Delhi, 6 February 2012: President of AIMMM, Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, advised Muslim voters in a press statement to vote for secular and untainted candidates and to try to defeat corrupt, criminal and communal candidates. He said, we should endeavour to help Muslim candidates of good character to win wherever they are contesting and where this option is not available, we should help secular and untainted non-Muslim candidates to win. He said, to cast vote is a national duty akin to Shura (consultation) in Islam. Failure to vote allows undeserving candidates to win. Therefore, we should not be found wanting on this count. President of Mushawarat appealed to Milli organisations and respected imams to advise Muslim voters accordingly in their constituencies and urge them to vote for the deserving candidates only. Guidelines for the muslim Electorate for UP assembly Elections, 2012 issued by the Joint Committee of muslim Organisations for Empowerment (JCmOE) 24 January, 2012 Since 1950, in all elections the Muslim community has always supported the formation of a secular, stable and strong government at the Centre and in the States, but right from 1947 persistently it has been underrepresented in the legislatures. Also the community has felt growing by disenchanted with the post-election performance of secular parties and

their Muslim legislators. Today, therefore, the primary interest of the community is not only to raise its representation in the legislature with at least some vocal, fearless independent legislators so that its legitimate aspirations & interests are voiced and pursued systemaically. Since 2004, the JCMOE has been formulating Guidelines for the Muslim Community for General and State Elections. Since 2009, it has suggested active participation of the Muslim electorate at the constituency level in selecting candidates and/or parties to support with primary objective of improving the quality and dependability of Muslim representation in national & state legislatures. The JCMOE recalls with regret the oft-tested failure of the Muslim legislators to project the feelings and wishes of the community at the national or even state level. It is of the considered view that the reason behind the dissatisfactory performance of the Muslim legislators lies in the their personal & political loyalty to the parties they belong to and in their faithful support to the their political line which makes them disinclined even to raise its legitimate expectation for equal participation in governance and sharing equal benefits of development at various levels. Indeed they remain silent even in situations of denial of equality and justice. The JCMOE has also concluded in the light of experience that because of diverse factors, effective unity of the Muslim political groups on the eve of the election can not be at the state or national level. It feels that Muslim voters at the constituency level can be united in favour of a common candidate chosen through participation & consultation of all who matter. The JCMOE is convinced that both underrepresentation and its quality are relevant. The secular parties do not field proportionate number of acceptable Muslim candidates from winnable Muslim constituencies and also because participation of Muslim voters in the election is often less than average. Also, several secular parties contest against each other apart from Muslim candidates of mini parties, sometimes funded by vested interests, thus dividing the Muslim vote. In view of the above, the JCMOE has revised the Guidelines in depth on the eve of the UP Assembly Elections for 2012 particularly because UP is the major state going to polls, has the biggest Muslim population of all states with 18 % in the electorate, with decisive influence in more than a quarter of the 403 constituencies and it has at least 35 % Muslims in 46 constituencies. The JCMOE appeals to the Muslim electorate to build on its electoral assets & take all possible steps. General Guidelines for the Community To register all eligible voters and to vote massively, particularly, women & youth, to raise their turnout above the average & thus increase their effective political weight in every constituency. To strive for Muslim unity at the constituency level, rising above party affiliations or religious or sectarian considerations & chose a winnable candidate by common agreement who is reliable, capable & vocal and reputed to have a secular background.
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rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC To vote unitedly for the agreed candidate, as the most acceptable candidate of the community. mechanism of Selection of Common Candidates at Constituency level Muslim electorate faces no dilemma when there is only one secular candidate of a secular party pitted against one or more communal parties but when there are more than one secular parties in the constituency, it must carefully select one of them through wide consultations. For this purpose, the local community should from a Constituency Consultation Committee(CCC) consisting of a representative cross section of distinguished local personalities who have knowledge, experience and political understanding but are not associated with any political party. This CCC should have Ulema, academics, retired officials, former legislators, youth leaders & social activivists and representatives of eminent Muslim organizations and institutions. The CCC formed by the consultation among community leaders should elect a Chairman. The Committee should interview all important candidates in the field or even arrange public debates among them and interaction with the Muslim voters in different parts of the Constituency. The Committee should take the following point in consideration in evaluating the quality of the candidates i. Whether the candidate and/or his party has generally supported Muslim causes in the past or supports their major aspirations like reservation in the current election. ii. Whether the candidate and/or his party has taken up situations of Muslim concern and distress in legislatures or with the party iii. Whether their social base and general support makes them relatively more winnable iv. Whether they are known and generally acceptable to the Muslim voters v. Whether they are acceptable to the non-Muslim voters vi. Whether the party has fielded adequate number of Muslim candidates in the state, the names of the constituencies, their popularity & reputation in UP the proportionate claim of Muslims is 73 out of 403. Communication of Selection to muslim Electorate I. The CCC should request all Muslim organizations, institutions and influential citizens particularly academicians & journalists to actively support full reservation as the first political objective. The CCC should issue written appeal to the electors to emphasize Reservation as the master key to Social Justice, Democratic Governance, Inclusive Development and Empowerment and to work for the success of the common candidate by all means at their disposal. II. The CCC should request the Imams of local masjids & heads of local madarsas and other educational institutions to support the common acceptable candidate. III. The CCC should brief mass media on the procedure followed in selecting the common agreed candidate and reason for selection. IV. The CCC should advise candidates to use all modern media for publicity like phone calls, e-mail, social network
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rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC site like facebook etc and motivate the voters during the campaign and on the polling date. advice to muslim Voters in other Constituencies A. In seats with less than 20 % Muslim electorate, the Muslims should vote for the most winnable candidates of a secular party. B. In constituencies with 20-30 % Muslim votes, it should vote for most winnable candidate of a secular party but preferably a Muslim. C. In high concentration or Muslim majority seats, it should vote for the most winnable Muslim candidate who may be independent, and belongs to most numerous Muslim baradari in the constituency. CONClUSiON The JCMOE expects that these Guidelines will serve the purpose of uniting the Muslim voters at the Constituency level, ensure massive turnout & united voting for a common candidates and electing a more dependable representative in the UP Assembly and request Muslim organization and institution and known political activists to take the initiative immediately to form the Constituency Consultation Committees. Syed Shahabuddin Convener, JCMOE

paisa to prop up our own falling economy. I respectfully request your honour to treat this humble request as a sou moto PIL and stop our government from committing economic harakiri. Yours respectfully, Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan President

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report by aimmm representative dr Jawed ahmad, member, mmm, after attending a function against black money organised by baba ramdeo at Constitution Club, New delhi 13 May 2012 I attended the function organised by Baba Ramdev at the Constitution Club, Delhi on 13 May 2012. I got an opportunity to interact with Baba. Firstly, I appreciated his efforts to bring back the black-money from abroad, and then suggested to him to work to unearth the same (black money) lying within the country which could be a much easier process comparatively because here this ill-gotten weatlh exists within our own boundaries, own laws, own police, own intelligence agencies etc. He agreed with this thought but didn’t say much. But mI could not speak at the function despite making a request for same.

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letter to hon'ble Chief Justice of india, Supreme Court of india, New delhi 21 June 2012 Most Respected Sir, A shocking news item has just come out of Los Cabos in Europe where our Prime Minister Mr Manmohan Singh has announced a bailout package of US$ 10 billion (Indian Rupees 56,000 crore) to save the Eurozone. This misplaced generosity has come out at a time our own country is reeling under unprecedented economic slowdown; industrial growth is at an abysmal 0.1 percent; fiscal deficit is US$ 100 billion; two important rating agencies, Standard and Poor's and Fitch, have downgraded our economic rating, our currency is having a free-fall season in the face of foreign currencies (Indian rupees rate per one US$ has has gone down from Rs 42 to Rs 56)… Yet our Prime Minister showers this totally misplaced largesse in order to prop up foreign countries which were never ever known to stand for us or help us in our hour of distress. Our Prime Minister has no right whatsoever to squander our hard-earned money to prop up foreign countries while our own house is burning. News of the above-mentioned mad offer has appeared in all newspapers today. I am attaching herewith only two such reports from leading newspapers for your kind perusal. As a law-abiding concerned citizen and a tax payer of this country, I respectfully beseech your honour to kindly put your foot down and stop this wanton squandering of our precious resources which should be utilised to the last
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Syed Shahabuddin’s letter to The Editor, Times of india, New delhi-110002 14 May 2012 Dear Sir, In your issue of 10 may 2012 Shri Pyaralal Raghavan has presented his counter view on Supreme's Court decision to abolish Haj subsidy based on inaccurate arguments. Since 95 or 96, I have been in the forefront then in the parliament, for abolition of Haj subsidy. The Haj subsidy is a recent phenomena and not a historic tradition. It was introduced only in the late70's after the abolition of Haj sailings and the rise in the air fare due to high cost of aviation petrol. The argument that Haj subsidy should continue as the Government of India spends vast amounts of money on Hindu pilgrimage. The argument confuses the cause with the effect. Subsidy for Mansarover etc. has come as after thought to Haj subsidy. Also Haj subsidy originally came to less than 50 crores. It has risen because of government order to create air transport monopoly in favor of Air India in the 90's. The original idea was that Haj Carrier should be chosen by international tender & the Haj pilgrim was always prepared to pay the competitive fare. Per capita came originally to only a few thousands & the total cost of about 4o-50 crores. But Air India tried to make up its losses through subsidy. Also the increasing number of pilgrims reached it to the present level of 650 crores. You have correctly stated that pilgrims are prepared to

pay higher cost of all services including a cup of tea in Saudi Arabia and railway fare in India. So they are ready to pay the cost of air transport but not to subsidies the Air India. It is inaccurate to say many Muslim benefit from illegal quotas. In fact, quota is determined by the government of Saudi Arabia and is largely distributed by Haj Committee among applicants from various states in proportion to Muslim population in their states. I request that the sooner the subsidy is abolished the better, provided there in a global tender for Haj transport by the Haj Committee, report to all airlines, eligible under common criteria and followed by negotiations with the short-listed airlines, by a high powered committee, including government representative from Finance, External Affairs & Civil Aviation. Yours faithfully, Syed Shahabuddin

rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC Yours Sincerely, Syed Shahabuddin 4.5% reservation Resolution passed by the MMM / MMA joint meeting 3 March 2012 The AIMMM welcomes as a first but inadequate step the 4.5% reservation offered by the Central government to "minority" OBCs which means the share available to the Muslim OBCs out of this quota will be much less as other minorities too are included in this. The AIMMM urges the central government to demarcate and disaggregate the shares of various minorities in this and any other scheme for minorities according to their ratio in each state. The AIMMM urges the central government to include Muslim and Christian Dalits at the earliest in the SC/ST quota, in order to remove a historic injustice. mishra Commission report Resolution passed by the MMM / MMA joint meeting 3 March 2012 The AIMMM urges the central government to quickly move to the urgent and full implementation of the 10% reservation for Muslims recommended by Mishra Commission and urges the government to table it in Parliament without any further dealy. The AIMMM reiterates that the available reservation should be allocated on the basis of backwardness alone with no share for the creamy layer and well-off sections of the Muslim minority.

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reservation to muslim & Christian dalits Syed Shahabuddin’s letter to Shri Salman Khurshid, minister of law and Justice, Govt. of india 5 May 2012 My dear Salman, As you are aware the Government have so far denied inclusion of Christian and Muslim Dalit under the 1950 Presidential Order which restricts its benefits to Hindu Dalits only, later followed by some Sikhs and neoBuddhists. This exclusion has resulted in rising tension between Christian & Muslims Dalits on one hand and Hindu Dalits on the other. The Christian Dalit are being accused of falsely claiming to be Hindus in order to benefit from reservation in government jobs and admission. It is alleged that some Dalit Christians are posing as Hindus to claiming jobs, land etc. Organizations like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat have also raised the question of violation of the local laws in formal change of religion. This unrest is likely to extend. In all areas and localities where there is substantial competition between Hindu Dalits and Christian and Muslim Dalits. The Central Government has been least concerned with the problems as appears from delay in filing response to the PIL filed by Christian Dalits. I would like to add that the Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission had recommended that the clause in the Order of 1950 which make reservation the exclusive privilege of the Dalit who profess Hinduism should be deleted. Indeed this order violates the policy of Secularism as all facilities for the uplift of the Dalits, on ground of professional parity or descent should be available to all Dalits, irrespective of religion they profess. I request you to discuss this situation with the Minister of Social Welfare as well as, as in Ministry of Minority Affairs & take up urgently the matter of amending the 1950 Order in accordance with the recommendation of Commission. With kind regards,
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Syed Shahabuddin’s letter to Shri akhilesh yadav, Chief minister of U.P (with copies to General Secretary, Anjuman Taraqqi-eUrdu Hind, New Delhi-110002 and Janab Salik Dhampuri) 8 May 2012 My dear Chief Minister, It has been reported that some newly elected Urdu speaking legislators had taken their oath of office as MLA in Urdu but it was not accepted and they were asked to take oath again in Hind. This is because the UP Assembly recognizes Hindi only as its working language. Since nearly 20% of the population of UP has declared Urdu as its mother tongue and since Urdu is the second official language of the state, I request you to move the Assembly to allow oath in Urdu as well. A simple resolution will give Urdu the status it deserves. With kind regards, Yours sincerely, Syed Shahabuddin mualllim-e-Urdu certificate letter to Shri Vikram Sahay, director, Elementary Education, ministry of human resource development, New delhi-110001 14 June 2012 Dear Shri Vikram Sahay,
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rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC Please refer to the agitation by the holders of Jamia Urdu, Aligarh, Certificates of Mualllim-e-Urdu for appointment as Urdu teachers, apparently those who obtained the Certificates after 1997, as they are not eligible for post of Urdu teachers unless they have passed TET Examination. We suggest that in States like Bihar and UP, all those who have qualified with Urdu as compulsory subject at higher secondary or BA levels, or their equivalent from any eminent Madrasa, as well as all those with certificate of Muallim-e-Urdu of Jamia Urdu, Aligarh, or MANUU, Hyderabad, should go through a common competitive test for appointment as Urdu medium teachers in primary or as Urdu teachers in primary schools. Such a test will provide a level playing field for candidates from different channels & ensure minimum proficiency as teachers in the interest of the students. With kind regards, Yours sincerely, Syed Shahabuddin

that the Wakf properties come under Rent Control which means prolonged litigation and impossibility to increase the rent fixed ages ago. The Joint Selection Committee of Parliament on the Wakf Bill has emphasized the exclusion of Wakf Property from Rent Control legislation as well as the inclusion of Public Wakfs in the Public Premises (Removal of Encroachment) Law. I request you to kindly take necessary action expeditiously. I also request you to direct Delhi Wakf Board in the meantime not to rent any Wakf land or permit the lessee to construct a building on a Wakf land, without inviting public tender. With kind regards, Yours sincerely, Syed Shahabuddin letter to dr manmohan Singh, Prime minister of india 28 December 2012 Mohtaram Janab Dr Manmohan Singh Sahab, Aadaab You are aware that Waqf management in India has been mostly going by default as recognized and documented by the then Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi through her letter of 1976 addressed to the chief ministers (reproduced in Sachar Committee). The 28 Waqf Boards of India suffer from a chronic maladministration because the CEOs are usually low level, incompetent and untrained officers whom the rest of the state bureaucracy does not consider as one of them – not even a poor cousin. This is because Muslim officers (statutory requirement since 1954) of required seniority are very rare to find and spare. This has been reported by both Sachar Committee in 2006 and the JPC of Waqf in 2008 after years of all-India touring, observation and consultation. The facts have been re-affirmed through the information received by Zakat Foundation of India (ZFI) under RTI Act for the decade 2001-2011. Nonetheless, this one most useful Sachar recommendation (to create a separate Waqf cadre) was thoughtlessly rejected by the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs without any serious consideration thereof at any senior level. This is evident from the ZFI’s inspection of the Ministry’s files as ordered by the Central Information Commission. Ever since 1863 (when Religious Endowments Act was issued), the Indian religious establishments and endowments are managed by persons of the relevant faith. Consequently, in several states, Hindu temples and endowments are managed by very senior government officers of Hindu faith specifically recruited year after year by the state government by virtue of specific laws enacted for this purpose by state legislatures. Their remunerations are paid by the state government. A separate service cadre exists in Tamilnadu to manage Hindu temples affairs. On the other hand, untrained low level persons like veterinary doctors, retired teachers etc. manage the state waqf boards as CEOs. Rarely a government officer is appointed. Even if this happens, the “Waqf CEO” is such an officer’s additional charge. The reason: in the bureau22

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Syed Shahabuddin’s letter to mr. afroz ahmad Sahil 25 April 2012 Dear Mr. Sahil, Right from 1979 when I entered public life, I have attended regional and national Wakf conferences and participated in discussion, organized by Muslim Organisation. They have all agreed that the Wakf Property can be protected only by the continuous vigilance of the community both against misuse by the Motawallis or by the Chairman and officers of the Wakf Boards and outsiders.But the only available channel is the Government or the judiciary. The real problem is how to empower the common Muslim who is by law a local beneficiary of any Wakf to probe into the management of the Wakf property and to organize a local agitation if it is been exploited for personal purposes. The local Muslims may as in the tribal areas agitate against the outsiders to whom the Wakf Property is sold leased or given away for example, if Wakf land is made into a football ground or used for building an enterprise, the local Muslims should be able to launch an agitation. People like you should suggest how this can be organized & how the levels work without fear of police and authorities which suppress the combined will of the community. The local religious & political leaders are not interested and the state or national Ulema or political elite are too far away. With kind regards, Yours sincerely, Syed Shahabuddin delhi wakf board Syed Shahabuddin’s letter to mrs Smt.Sheela dixit, Chief minister of delhi 28 March 2012 My dear Sheelaji, The Muslims of Delhi are not happy with the work of the Delhi Wakf Board. Although you have nominated a Chairman, he has pointed out that the real bottleneck is
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cracy, Muslims consist of 2.5% as against their national Census population of 13.4%. Muslims of India are hurt at this discrimination meted out to them. The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat appeals to you to have a relook at this vital issue of mass concern to the Muslims of India. A separate Waqf cadre, suggested by Sachar Committee based on thorough reasoning - Indian Waqf Service - must be created without any further loss of time. Such arrangement is fully covered in the scheme of the Constitution. Yours sincerely Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan President, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat

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admission to private schools Resolution passed by the MMM / MMA joint meeting 3 March 2012 A survey by a Delhi NGO has shown that the intake of Muslim children in the capital's top private schools this year hovered between nil and under one percent with some rare exceptions. Perhaps a survey of other cities across the country will come up with similar results. This speaks volumes about the discrimination faced by Muslim children in private schools. The AIMMM feels that just as the access of neighbourhood and weaker section students has been ensured through government rules for admission, minority students too should have a quota in these schools proportionate to their ratio in the local population. Moreover, the AIMMM urges the Muslim community to come forward to establish good schools as well as raise the standards of our existing schools so that we could be spared of this continued humiliation and discrimination. National Commission for minorities Educational institutions Resolution passed by the MMM / MMA joint meeting 3 March 2012 The AIMMM condemns the recent divestment of the chairman of the National Commission for Minorities Educational Institutions (NCMEI) of his administrative and financial powers which only demonstrates the central government's insincerity towards its avowed policy of promoting minority education. The AIMMM demands the HRD ministry to forthwith restore the NCMEI chairman's full powers and stop interfering in the workings of this autonomous commission.

rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC are yet to receive justice due to the delaying and obfuscating tactics of the Modi Government. The victims have not been properly rehabilitated and around 60,000 of them are still displaced and continue to live as refugees in their own homeland which is a matter of shame for the whole country. The central government should take the initiative to rehabilitate them inside and outside Gujarat like the migrants of Kashmir. Moreover, the origin of the fire that burnt coach no. 6 of Sabarmati Express is yet to be conclusively probed and established. It is time for the central investigative agencies to go into the origin and reality of this fire in S-6. AIMMM salutes brave people like Zakia Jafari, Teesta Setalvad, Sanjiv Bhatt, Sreekumar and Mukul Sinha who continue the struggle for the victims of Gujarat.

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Salaries to imams / west bengal Syed Shahabuddin’s letter to Shmt. mamta benerjee, Chief minster of west bengal (with copy to Mr. A. Basit Ismail, Editor, The Eastern Post, Kolkata-700014) My dear Chief Minister, The decision of your government to pay higher uniform salaries to Imams than in most of the states apart from house building grant on April 3, 2012 is no doubt is a historic decision. Naturally it has been hailed by the Imams or by the so called All India Organisation of Imams, which has little credibility in Muslim Community. Apparently this was based on the unimplemented and, what is worse, an unimplement-able order of the Supreme Court to make the State Wakf Board responsible for payment of salaries and emoluments to Imams and other functionaries of Masjids. The judgment can not be implemented not only because no Wakf Board in India has the necessary resources (except perhaps those in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana). The state governments generally do not even pay the administration expenses of the Wakf Boards. The Wakf Boards under the Wakf Law does not administer or manage the Masjids, Graveyards and other public Wakfs. The Wakfs are managed by their Motawallis who pay a small annual contribution to Wakf Boards which superintendents their working. The Wakf Boards are not in a position to pay their own staffs far less the functionaries of the Masjids and other Wakf institutions. Secondly, under the Shariat the surplus income of a Wakf if any can be used only in accordance with the intention of the Wakif; it cannot be transferred to any other Wakf which is in deficit. There is no law under which income from all Wakfs in the state can be pooled in the State Wakf Board ad used by it for common benefit or even to pay for the legal proceedings to free other wakfs which are under adverse or illegal occupation. Coming to West Bengal it is estimated that state has about 30,000 Mosques, if the Imams are to be paid and other functionaries are to be paid the minimum of Rs 20,000 per month. This will entail an expenditure of 7200
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Resolution passed by the MMM / MMA joint meeting 3 March 2012 The AIMMM registers its dismay that 10 years down the line, the victims of the state-sponsored pogroms of 2002

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rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC crores. I doubt if your government will give a grant to State Wakf Board to meet such a huge expenditure. The order of the Supreme Court needs to be revised but for political reasons neither the Central Government nor any Muslim organisation has approached the Supreme Court to revisit this misconceived & erroneous judgment on the basis of Muslim Law of Wakfs. Your decision announced with great fanfare has raised misleading & false expectations. It is incumbent on your government and the State Wakf Board to clarify the position to the people & to the Imams. I am constrained to caution you against resulting frustration, if this is not done. This is a matter of public interest. I am releasing this letter to the press. With kind regards, Yours sincerely, Syed Shahabuddin

very soon. Till then, we can only wait and watch. He elaborately discussed the present situations of the Middle East politics and threw light on the situation in Libya, Turkey, Iran, Egypt. He expressed his hope for Pakistan to come out of its present political chaos. The audience included Syed Shahabuddin, former president AIMMM, Nusrat Ali, general secretary of Jamaate Islami Hind, Muhammad Jaafar, vice president of JIH and Mohammad Ahmad, national secretary of JIH for political affairs. A number of journalists also attended the lecture. (Nadim Ahmad -- The Milli Gazette, 1-15 March 2012, p.15)

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india-israel ties Resolution passed by the MMM / MMA joint meeting 3 March 2012 AIMMM is alarmed at the ever-increasing Indo-Israeli ties, especially of the so-called "strategic" kind. Israel today is the only country occupying other people's lands and follows racist policies against its Arab citizens in Israel as well as in the occupied territories. While Israel remains in occupation and denial of Palestinian rights and continues to flout hundreds of UN resolutions, only skeletal diplomatic relations could be maintained with it. AIMMM is further alarmed at the continuous Israeli attempts to create a lobby within the Indian Muslim community, which is a very dangerous attempt to create a fifth column. Statement on Global march to Jerusalem endosed by dr Zafarul-islam Khan, President, all india muslim majlis-e mushawarat 26 March 2012 We, are alarmed and deeply troubled by the continuing repression of Palestinians in Jerusalem and by the deliberate and systematic attempts to expel and reduce the Christian and Muslim Palestinian population of the city as part of the policy called “Judaisation,” which is being applied to every part of historic Palestine. This policy is inconsistent with all relevant United Nations resolutions on Jerusalem and contrary to the most basic principles of international law. Its purpose is plainly to ethnically cleanse Jerusalem of its non-Jewish population and transform a once proud symbol of international tolerance and religious and cultural diversity into an exclusionary and racist enclave. Jerusalem is our common universal heritage. It is the centre of spirituality and ideological significance for all of the monotheistic religions, and a beacon of emancipation and hope for the downtrodden. This historic city is venerated across the world for enhancing the spiritual heritage of all humanity; it has been a symbol of unity and equality, with a message of love, mercy and compassion. However the entire world is now witnessing a threat to the sovereignty, sanctity and inviolability of Jerusalem. The plan is not only to destroy the Muslim and Christian presence, but also to change and dismantle the social structure of Jerusalem, obliterating its indigenous Arab
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Arab Spring is still in the process New Delhi: Ambassador Karamatullah K Ghori delivered a lecture here on the ongoing Arab Spring at the central office of All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawrat on 11 Feb 2012. Mr Ghori is a former Pakistani diplomat who served as ambassador in various countries and is presently settled in Canada. He is now a regular columnist of international journals including MG. His published works include collections of poetry and novels. President of AIMMM, Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, welcomed him and introduced the guest to the august gathering consisting of AIMMM members and local intelligentsia. Mr Ghori shared his opinion on various international issues related to the Muslim world, particularly the Arab Spring. He said that the present upheaval is actually a struggle for freedom by the masses because whole of Arab World had been in the clutches of dictators of various hues for long. He added that the present political change in some countries will take time before it settles down to normal condition and democracy is established. As of now, Tunisia seems to be the only country where a little bit of success has been achieved in this regard. He said that a democratic system thrives on established independent institutions rather than on individuals which helps create dictatorial systems. Mr Ghori said that in whole of the Arab world, individuals are glorified, and we do not see established institutions coming into picture

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identity and changing the character of the city. The people of the world have therefore taken it upon themselves to prevent this abomination, by mobilizing themselves in every part of the world and representing all religious, humanitarian, and cultural backgrounds in a global march to Jerusalem (GMJ) aimed at guarding the City of Peace from becoming a wasteland of intolerance. We therefore lend our names to support the convergence of people from all countries and continents of the world to Jerusalem, and to the nearest points to which they are able to approach, both inside Palestine and at the Palestinian borders with Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon, as well as in their own countries, in a peaceful march towards Jerusalem. We therefore support this effort, and encourage all of humanity to support it, by making the pledge set forth below, that all participants in the Global March to Jerusalem have agreed to accept. We assert the importance of Jerusalem politically, culturally and religiously to the Palestinian people and humanity as a whole. We call for the protection of the Holy Places and all archeological sites and consider all the efforts done to change its Arabic & cultural identity as a crime against humanity. We call on all international institutions to do their duties towards the city. The defense of Jerusalem and its liberation are a duty of all free people around the world and we call on all institutions, organizations, and individuals to participate in this duty. We condemn the Zionist campaign of ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem and the rest of Palestine including all ongoing policies intended to change the demographic and geographic situation in the city and aimed at its Judaisation. We also condemn the continuation of the Zionist occupation forces in building the apartheid wall that aims to expropriate more Palestinian lands and convert the occupied areas into shrinking cantons isolated from each other. We support the right of the Palestinian People to selfdetermination, to liberate their lands and to live on them in freedom and dignity like all other people on earth. We support the non-negotiable & inalienable rights of the Palestinian People, including their families, to return to their homes and lands from which they were uprooted. We reject all racist laws that distinguish between people based on ethnicity or religion and call for their cancellation and criminalization. The Global March to Jerusalem does not represent any one faction or political party, but we call for participation of all social forces, political factions, and ideologies. The Global March to Jerusalem is a global peaceful movement, which does not use violence to achieve its goals. indian muslim leaders urge india to scale down ties with israel 14 January 2012 We, leaders of Indian Muslim organisations representing
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rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC the large Indian Muslim community, are deeply pained and alarmed at the steadily growing Indo-Israeli relations. The latest episode comes in the shape of the visit of the Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs to Israel during which he has talked of cooperation against "international terrorism", raising Indo-Israeli trade to $ 15 billion from the current $ 5 billion, allowing Israel to open a consulate in Bangalore, signing Extradition Treaty and announcing that soon a Free Trade Agreement too will be signed between the two countries. Reports say that a number of other Indian union ministers are in the wings to visit Israel. We wish to say that while our External Affairs Minister seeks Israel's cooperation to fight terrorism, Israel has become the biggest symbol of terrorism in the world. They have continuously executed countless terrorist operations in all parts of the world including killing Iranian, Iraqi and Egyptian scientists. Israel has been responsible for large-scale massacres in Sabra, Shatila, Jenin, Gaza, and many places of occupied Palestine. We find it difficult to understand how India can ask Israel to cooperate in security while Israel is the fountainhead of terrorism in the Middle East? It is the Zionists who introduced terrorism to the Middle East with acts like blowing up Jerusalem's King David Hotel which housed the British Government in Palestine (1946), murdering the British minister Lord Moyne in Cairo (1944) and the UN mediator Count Bernadotte in Jerusalem in 1948, or attacking American diplomatic offices in Egypt in 1954 with a view to blame the Egyptians for the same. Today it is the cause of terrorism by occupying Palestinian lands and homes, turning the Palestinians into a nation of refugees and continuously nibbling away even at the small chunks left of Palestine and building illegal settlements there while treating its Palestinian residents as caged animals and keeping the other part (Gaza Strip) under a most cruel siege since June 2007. Today, Israel is the only illegitimate nuclear power in the Middle East which stockpiles close to a thousand nuclear warheads and continuously refuses to sign NPT. This very entity had earlier destroyed the nuclear facilities of Iraq and Syria and now nags the western countries to destroy for it the Iranian nuclear facilities and military power despite the fact that Iran has signed NPT, allows IAEA inspection of its nuclear facilities and reiterates officially that it will not build a nuclear device. Israel is even using Mahatma Gandhi's name to hoodwink us while the fact is that the proposed memorial will be built on occupied and stolen land. This can never be a move to honour a great personality which was totally opposed to the idea of a Jewish homeland on Arab soil. We very strongly object to the current overtures of our government and say categorically that close ties with Israel are not in India's best interests. Our security and vital secrets will not be safe if Israel becomes privy of same. We must shun racist Israel as we did oppose Apartheid South Africa. Israel is the only country in the world which has flouted hundreds of UN resolutions and yet talks of peace. We urge the Indian government to stop lip service to Palestine and revert to our age-old policy of supporting the just Palestinian cause which was so dear
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rESOlUTiONS / STaTEmENTS ETC / liST Of mEmbErS to the pioneers of our freedom struggle. Refugees to grant them refugee status so that they are 1. Maulana Sayyid Jalaluddin Umari, Ameer-e-Jamaat not harassed and are eventually settled in some country willing to accept them. According to them, there are (President), Jamaat-E-Islami Hind. 2. Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President, All India Muslim around twenty five thousand Burmese Muslim refugees in India at present while there are greater numbers in Majlis-e Mushawarat 3 Maulana Abdul Hameed Nomani, Secretary, Jamiat Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia etc. Ulema-e Hind The 1982 Burmese Citizenship Law unjustly denies 4.. Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mehdi, General Secretary, Myanmarese citizenship to the Muslim minority in North Jamiat Ahl-e Hadees. Rakhine State, generally known as the Rohingyas, and 5. Mujtaba Farooq, President, Welfare Party of India asks them to prove that their ancestors lived in Burma prior to 1823, which is an utterly unjust and arbitrary requirement. They are now denied their basic rights in iraN Mayanmar, confined to live in their respective villages, have to pay bribes to Burmese officials for basic requireResolution passed by the MMM / MMA joint meeting ments etc. This has led many of them to flee the country 3 March 2012 over the years. We request you to kindly impress upon the The AIMMM is alarmed by the continuous illegal Israeli Governmnet of Mayanmar, during your forthcoming visit to threats to attack Iran amid American silence and covert support by providing Israel with the necessary gadgets, Yangoon, and later through our Ministry of External Affairs, to accept these refugees, restore their democratic rockets and smart bombs to attack Iran which is a compliand human rights including citizenship and allow them to ant NPT signatory and whose nuclear facilities are open live in dignity with all the rights and freedoms enjoyed by to the IAEA inspectors while Israel illegally possesses other Mayanmarese citizens. over a thousand nuclear bombs and refuses to sign NPT. I am attaching herewith a report by Amnesty The AIMMM warns that Indian Muslims will hold both International on the plight of the Rohingya, as a backIsrael and the US as the culprits if Iran is attacked in a flaground material. grant aggression on a peaceful nation which will reopen Yours sincerely the raw wounds of Afghanistan and Iraq. Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan President Resolution passed by the MMM / MMA joint meeting 3 March 2012 The AIMMM, while supporting the Syrian people's struggle for true democracy, rule of law and human rights in their country, offers guarded support to the belated referendum carried out by the Assad regime hoping that the regime will now prove its sincerity by honestly implementing the new reforms in earnest and without delay and stop the bloodshed of innocents in the country. The AIMMM warns foreign powers, especially the US and NATO, to keep off from Syria and let its people solve their problems themselves. A military intervention in Syria will only hurt the Syrian people as it has earlier hurt the Libyan, Iraqi and Afghan peoples.

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liST Of aimmm iNSTiTUTiONal aNd iNdiVidUal mEmbErS (2012)
i-member Jamaats and their representative Jamaat-e-islami hind 1. Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari, Amir, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, C-240, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110 025. Ph: 2631 1401, 2694 1409, 2694 8341 Fax: 26940975 EMAIL: jamaat@ndf.vsnl.net.in 2. Janab Mohd Jafar, Naib Amir JIH, C-240, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110 025. Ph: 2631 1401, 2694 1409, 2694 8341 Fax: 26940975 EMAIL: jamaat@ndf.vsnl.net.in markazi Jamiat ahl-e-hadees 3. Hafiz Mohammad Yahya, President, Markazi Jamiat Ahl-eHadees, 317, Press Street, Sadar Bazar, Delhi - 110 006. Ph: 2361 7786, Fax: 2355 4549 [R] 2352 3860 Mob: 93122 50538 4. Maulana Asghar Imam Mahdi Salafi, General Secretary, Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadees, 4116, Urdu Bazar, Jama Masjid, Delhi - 6. Mob: 98107 93930 all india Shia Conference 5. Mr. S. Shariful Hasan Naqvi, C-544, Saraswati Vihar, Near Deepali Chowk, Delhi - 110 034. Ph: 2702 4959 Indian National League 6. Mr. Mohammad Sulaiman, President, Indian National League, 88/178, Chaman Ganj, Shafiabad, Kanpur - 208 001
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letter to dr manmohan Singh, hob'ble Prime minister of india 5 May 2012 Mohtaram Janab Dr Manmohan Singh Sahab, Aadaab The presence of over a thousand Burmese Muslim refugees in utterly miserable conditions on Delhi streets these days has brought their plight to the knowledge of the people of India. They have come to our capital to request the United Nations High Commission for
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(UP). Ph: 0512-236 5106 [R] 254 5474, 09450142658 Mob. Awadh Public Charitable Trust, FC-31, Awadh Bhawan, Press Enclave Road, New Delhi-110017 Mob. 9310005552, Email: akhaliq@commitindia.com 2. Mr. Abdul Rashid Agwan, Writer and NGO Consultant, Director Centre for Advancement of Voluntary Efforts, A-58/3 Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, Mob. :9911526380, Email: agwan@rediffmasil.com 3. Prof. Dr. Baseer Ahmad Khan, Ex-Head, Deptt. of Islamic Studies & Proctor, Jamia Hamdard, 102, Nadir Aptt, Johri Farm, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110 025. Mob: 98685 13163 EMAIL: basir_ahmad@rediffmail.com 4. Janab Ejaz Ahmed Aslam, Secretary, JIH, C-240, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110 025. Ph: 2631 1401, 2694 1409, 2694 8341 Fax: 26940975 EMAIL: jamaat@ndf.vsnl.net.in 5. Maulana Aquilul Gharvi, Vice President, Religious Scholar,S-9/21 Safina Road, Jogabai, Jamai Nagar, New Delhi-110025 Mob. 9899594786, Tel. 26985742, 26984658 6. Mr. M. Afzal, Ex-MP, Ambassador to Kazakistan, 1734, Dakhni Rai Street, Darya Ganj, New Delhi - 110 002. Ph: 2326 0078 Mob: 98110 91346 7. Prof. Akhtarul Wasey, Head DEptt. of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, A-110 Jamia Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, Mob. 9810541045, Tel.: 26836077 8. Dr. Abusaleh Shariff, Economist, A-702, Saraswati Housing Society, Plot No. 97 I.P. Extn., Delhi-110092, Mob.:9871298760 Email: salehshariff@ymail.com 9. Mr. Ahmad Raza, Businessman, D-19, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, Mob9811031317, 26950678 E-mailkipl-id@eth.net 10. Mr. Ahmad Rashid Shervani, Educationist, 12-A, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110 001. Ph. 2332 3917, MOB: 98114 10463 Mob: 98114 10463 Email: arshervani@satyam.net.in. and A.51/3, Phase I, DLF City, Gurgaon. 122 002. Ph: 95124-635 5502, 635 1206, 635 0481 11. Dr. Syed Farooq, Industrialist, 321-D, Okhla Village, New Delhi - 110 025. Ph: 2593 3035, 2545 1401 (R) 2684 5897 Fax: 2545 4332, Mob: 98100 84241 Email: sfarooq@satyam.net.in 12. Mr. Saiyid Hamid, Secretary, Hamdard Education Society, Talimabad, Sangam Vihar, New Delhi . 110 062. Ph: 2604 8849, 2604 5063, 2604 2064 [R] 2604 2072, 26046836, Fax: 2604 8849, 2604 2030, 2435 8158 Email: hpsdelhi@ndf.vsnl.net.in 13. Prof. Habibur Rahman, Ex Pro-Vice Chancellor, Jaiprakash University, Chapra, 12-13 Jogabai, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, Tel. 26988562 Mob. 9899708562 14. Dr. S. Q. R. Ilyas, Editor, Akfar-e-Milli, 632/9, Zakir Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi - 110 025. Ph: 2698 8873 Fax: 2698 6910 Mob: 98118 28444, Email: sqrilyas@gmail.com 15. Mr. Ishrat Aziz, Ambasador (Retd.) A-42,IFS Apartments, Mayur Vihar Phase I Delhi - 110 091, Tel.2275 483 16. Mr. Syed Jafar Alam, Advocate, 27/501, East End Apts., Mayur Vihar-I Extn. Delhi-110096 Tel.: 22742126 17. Dr. Jawed Ahmed, Education, J/76, Ashyana Complex, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025 Mob: 9999340986 Email: jawed2047@rediffmail.com 18.Mr. Mujtaba Farooq, Social Service, Secretary, JIH, D317, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, Mob. 9013225618 19. Mr. Mohammad Naim Khan, Former ED Coordinator, IOC, 17/104, East End Apartment, Mayur Vihar-I Extension, Delhi -110 096. Ph: 2271 8282 Mob: 98101 63323 Email: nammukhan@hotmail.com 20. Mr. S.M.Y. Nadeem, Former Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India, 265-C, "The Shaville", Near Tikona Park, Jamia
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UP rabita Committee 7. Dr. Ubaid Iqbal Asim, 4/460, Zehra Bagh, Aligarh - 202 002 (UP). 202 002 (UP). Ph: 0571-2509046. Mob. 09358318995 8. Mr. Syed Murtaza Husain Bilgrami, Fatima Manzil, Anwar Huda Compound, Diggi Road, Aligarh - 202 002 (UP). Ph: 0571-270 6635 Mob: 98373 23311 ii-individual members andhra Pradesh 1. Mr. K.M. Arifuddin, Secretary, Madina Education & Welfare Society, 5-9-106, Public Garden Road, Nampally, Hyderabad - 500 001 (AP). Ph: 2324 2384, 2323 7184, 5561 7460, 5578 4538 Fax: 2324 3428 Mob: 98491 20326 Email: awamurdudaily@hotmail.com 2. Mr. Bashiruddin Babukhan, Secretary, Khan Bahadur Babukhan Foundation, 7th Floor, Babukhan's Millennium Centre, 6-3-1099/1100, Somajiguda, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad - 500 082 (AP) Ph. [O] 040-2332 0135, 2332 0136,Fax:23320137Mob:9848042300 email:bashiruddinb a b u k h a n @ r e d i f f m a i l . c o m , bashiruddinbabukhan@yahoo.com 3. Mr. Lateef Mohd. Khan, Civil Liberties, Human Rights, General Secretary, Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee, 2-348/A/9, Amberpet, Hyderabad-500013, Tel. 040-27403392, Mob. 939105158 4. Mr. Justice Mohd. Sardar Ali Khan, Jurist, Former Chairman, National Commission for Minorities, "Sardar Bagh", H.No. 16-4-777/1, Malakpet, Hyderabad (AP). 5. Mr. Aaris Mohammed, Avtivist & Consultant on Policy Advocacy, 1-42-40, Ist. Floor, Suryanagar Colony, Uppal, Hyderabad-500039, Mob. 0 9 3 9 1 3 3 4 6 8 5 , 9650455152, Email: aariz.mohammed@gmail.com assam 1. Hafiz Rashid Ahmad Choudhary, Advocate, President, United Minorities Front (Assam), 18, P.D. Chaliha Road, Hedayatpur, Silpukhri, Guwahati - 781 003. Ph: 0361-254 4663, [R] 266 0951, Mob.: 9435011330 Email: hrachy22@yahoo.co.in bihar 1. Mr. Syed Shahabuddin, IFS (Retd.)8/404, East End Apartment CGHS Ltd., Mayur Vihar - I Extn., Delhi - 110096. Ph: 4694 6780 Fax: 2694 7346 [R] 2274 2126 Email: muslim@del3.vsnl.net.in 2. Prof. Alauddin Ahmad, Ex-Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard, 30-A, Indirapuri Colony, PO: B. Veterinary College, North of Raja Bazar, Samanpura, Patna - 800 014 (Bihar). Ph:. 0612-258 5010 3. Dr. M.M. Hasan, Engineer, Mohalla: Islamnagar, Bhikanpur -3, Bhagalpur - 812 001 (Bihar). Ph. 0641-242 2941 Mob: 94312 77694 4. Dr. Muhammad Tanweer Hasan, MLC, Social & Political Activist, Chhoti Ballia Upar Tola, P.O. Lakhminia, District, Begusarai-851211, Bihar, Tel.: 06243-261074 and B-3/ 13, Rajvansi Nagar, Bailey Road, Patna-800023 Tel.: 06122281366, Mob. 9431017410 5. Maj. Gen. Waseem Mallick Khairwi, 233, Grand Shiva Apptts., New Patliputra Colony, Patna - 800 013 (Bihar). Ph: 0612-226 0128. delhi 1. Mr. Abdul Khaliq, Education & Social Activist, Chairman,

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Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi - 110 025. Ph: 2684 0089 21. Janab Nusrat Ali, Secretary General, JIH, C-240, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110 025. Ph: 2631 1401, 2694 1409, 2694 8341 Fax: 26940975 EMAIL: jamaat@ndf.vsnl.net.in 22. Mr. Navaid Hamid, Secretary, MOEMIN, 2143, Dawai Tola, Qasim Jan Street, Delhi - 100 006. Ph: 2321 8578 [R] 2326 1369 Mob: 98116 43929 Fax: 2398 2786/1786 Email: navaidhamid@yahoo.co.in 23. Prof. Shakeel Ahmad, Ex-VC, Bihar University, K-48, Batla House, Sailing Club Road, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110 025. Ph: 2698 4114. 24. Prof. Shafiq Ahmad Khan Nadwi, Educationist, D-223, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, Mob. 9313061630 25. Mr. Shahid Siddiqui, ex-MP, Editor, Nai Dunya Weekly, D21, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi - 110 013. Tel.: 24354706, Mob.:98101 53786, shahid7862000@yahoo.com 26. Mr. Salman Khurshid, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court, 4, Gulmohar Avenue, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110 025. Ph: 2684 9662, 2632 2720 Fax: 2301 8618 Mob: 98110 78272 Email: tipu_in@yahoo.com 27. Dr. S.M. Yahya, former Pro-Vice Chancellor, AMU, and former Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Retd. Professor of I.I.I., Delhi, 131, Zakir Bagh, New Delhi - 25, Tel. 2684 5675 28. Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, Editor, Milli Gazette & ExPresident, AIMMM, D-84, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110 025. Ph: 2694 7483, 2694 2883, 2694 2825, 6611 8466 Fax: 2694 5825. Mob: 98111 42151 Email: zik@vsnl.com 29. Mr. Zeyaul Haque, Journalist, 14 Jauhari Farm Regency Aptt.S Ist Floor, Noor Nagar Extn., Okhla, New Delhi-110025 Tel. 26840130 30. Mr. Zafar Saifullah, IAS (Retd.) former Cabinet Secretary, GOI, #301, "Ashadeep" 9, Hailey Road, New Delhi110001, Tel.: 23710978, 23320480, M o b . 9891060117 Email: zafar.saifullah@gmail.com Gujarat 1. Mr. Iqbal Beg Ramzan Beg Mirza, Social Worker, 11, Sahil Duplex, Ronak Park, 132, Ring Road, Behind A.P.M.C. Market, Sarkhej Road, Ahmedabad - 380 055 (Gujarat). Ph: [O] 2681 9086 Mob: 98254 19906 2. Prof. J. S. Bandukwala, (Retd) Professor of Physics, M.S. University, 104, Saptarishi, Next to Pratapganj Post Office, Vadodara-390002, Email: drbandukwala@yahoo.co.in haryana 1. Mrs. Nusrat Shervani, Educationist, A 51/3 Phase-I, DLF City, Distt. Gurgaon - 122002 [Haryana]. Ph: 95124-505 1466 Fax: 505 1465 2. Mr. Mohammed Zaki Ansari, Former General Manager, Western Railway, 4-A, Jnu Arawali Aptts. Plot 5, Sector-56, Gurgaon-142002 (Haryana) 9868400793 3. Gp. Capt. Mohammad Anwar, Educationist, 1102, DLF,Phase-IV, opp. Hamilton Court, Gurgaon, Haryana, 9818243892 Jammu & Kashmir 1. Mr. Abdul Qayoom Khan, IFS (Retd.) 197, (Top Floor) Kailash Hills, Near Block Market, East of Kailash, New Delhi110065, 09419015874 Email: qayoomkhansnn@yahoo.co.in, Jharkhand 1. Prof. Ahmad Sajjad, Chairman, Markaz-e-Adab-o-Science,
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2K/3, Bariatu Housing Colony, Ranchi - 834 009 (Jharkhand). Ph: 0651-254 3838 [O] 254 0534 [R] Email: tsajjad@yahoo.com and tsajjad@hotmail.com Karnataka 1. Mr. Abdus Samad Siddiqui, Ex-MP, H.No. 2-3-1, Androon Quilla, Raichur 584 101. Ph: 08532-31246 Mob; 98454 13472 2. Mr. Qamarul Islam, Ex-Minister for Labour, Government of Karnataka, 165, R.T. Nagar, Main Road, MLA Layout., Bangalore - 560 032. Ph. 080-5766 6044, Kerala 1. Mr. Justice P.K. Shamsuddin, Ex-Judge, Kerala High Court, 'Jasmine', Sivarama Menon Road, Cochin- 682 018 (Kerala). Ph: 0484-240 2993 Email: pkshamsuddin@rediffmail.com madhya Pradesh 1. Prof. Mateen Ahmad Siddiqui, Pickthall College of Education, 8 Edgah Hills, Bhopal-246001, Mob.:09425377937 maharashtra 1. Mr. Irfanullah Khan, Journalist, 161, Centrum Towers, Barkat Ali Road, Wadala East, Mumbai - 400 037. Ph: 0222411 6226 Fax: 2411 2705 Email: irfan.khan@vsnl.com 2. Mr. P.A. Inamdar, President, Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education Society, Inamdar Mansion, 957, Nana Peth, Ardeshir Irani Baug, Pune - 411 002. Ph. 020-2633 3797-98, 2235 9589 Fax: 2633 3798 Mob: 98220 22171 Email: pai@ahurabuilders.co 3. Mr. Munawwar A. Peerbhoy, Chairman, Haji Gulam Mohammed Azam Education Trust, 2390-B, K.B. Hidayatullah Road, New Modikhana, off Shankarsheth Road, Pune - 411 001. 4. Dr. Phiroz A. Poonawalla, Industrialist, President, Turnaround Management Foundation, P.O. Box No. 1213, Hadapsar Industrial Estate, Pune - 411 013. Ph: 020-687 2037 Fax: 687 5357 AND 10 Mangaldas Road, 10 Hermes Haven, Pune - 411 001. Ph: 020 - 612 7809 Email: dr_phirozp@hotmail.com 5. Mr. Shahid Sharif Shaikh, President, Organisation for Upliftment Business Employment of Minorities, Mumbai, 54 Shagufa Apartments, Sahakar road, Jogeshwari (W), Mumbai-4000102 Mob. 09773036016, Email: sunntfoods_Shahid@yahoo.co.in 6. Shahzada Shabbir Bhai Nuruddin, Badri Mahal, 3rd Floor, Dr. D.N. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001. Ph: 022-2261 0151, 2262 3601-2-3, Fax: 2262 3607 7. Maulana Mohd. Shoaib Koti, Social Worker and Religious Activist, Room No. 20 4th Floor Rahat Manzil, Next To Navapada Masjid, Bandra West Mumbai-400050 Mob. 9324926919 Fax 26405422 Email. Shoaib.koti@gmail.com 8. Mr. Abu Asim Azmi, Ex-MP, 4/58, Kamal Mansion, 4th Floor, Haji N.A. Azmi Marg, Colaba, Mumbai- Mob: 98681 81177 Email: asim@sansad.nic.in Tamil Nadu 1. Mrs. Bader Sayeed, Lawyer, Legislator and Activist, G-1, Palmswood, 9, Sheshadri Road, Chennai 600018, Mob. 9840236000 2. Mr. T.P. Imbichammad, General Secretary, All India Education Society, "Maliyakkal", 104, Defence Officers Colony, Chennai - 600097. Ph: 044-2262 0095/96 Fax: 2262 0097, 2234 5254 Emai: bichatp@avalontec.com,

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avalonl@md3.vsn!.net.in 3. Dr. Syed Khaleefathullah, Unani Physician, Niamath Medical Centre, 49, Bharathi Salai, Chennai - 600 005. Ph: 044-2844 4362, 2844 1941, 2858 9281, 2848 3231 Email: khaleefs@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in Uttar Pradesh (west) 1. Dr. Abdul Haque Ansari, Al Raihan, 4/1707, Muzammil Masjid Complex, Dodhpur, Aligarh-202002 2. Mr. Amanullah Khan, General Secretary, UP Rabita Committee, Rahmat Kadah, Azad Nagar, Dodhpur, Aligarh 202 002 (UP). Ph: 0571-270 3865 Fax: 2328 2834, Mob: 98101 64555 Email: ak1951@rediffmail.com 3. Dr. Arshi Khan, Reader, Department of Political Science, AMU AB/85, Medical Colony, AMU, Aligarg-202002 Mob. 09411980840 Email: arshikhan@gmail.com 4. Prof. Humayun Murad, Retd. Prof., AMU, Shagoofa-eNaimat, 4/1263, Medical College Road, Aligarh - 202 002 (UP). Ph: 0571-270 0912, 270 2872 Email: humayun_murad@hotmail.com 5. Prof. Nafees Ahmad, Prof. in Ophthalmic-Biochemistry, AMU, G-2, Dream Homes, Nagla Road, S.S. Nagar, Aligarh - 202 002 (UP). Ph: 0571 272 0631, Mob: 093595 19708, 093190 96230. 6. Prof. Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman, Founder-President, Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine & Sciences,Tijara House, Dodhpur, Aligarh- 202 002 7. Mr. Ejaz Maqbool, Advocate, C-13, Sector 20, Noida - 201 301 (UP). Ph: 95120-255 8881, 255 2334, 253 0486 Fax: 255 2334 Mob: 98110 52710 Email: emaqbool@yahoo.com 8. Mr. Akbar H. Jung, IAS (Retd.), Ex-Secretary to Govt. of India, B-234, Sector 26, Noida - 201 301. Ph: 95120-252 5238, 254 4720, Mob: 98680 63509 9. Mr. Anwarul Hoda, IAS (Retd.), C-107, Sector 23, Noida (UP). Ph: 95120-241 1104 Mob: 98101 01615 10 Mr. Zafar H. Jung, Social Activist, A-27 Sector 23, Noida, Mob.9211316420 Uttar Pradesh (East) 1. Maulana Nizamuddin Islahi, Jamiatul Flah, Bilarya Ganj276121, Distt. Azamgarh (UP). Tel.: 05466-225140. 2. Mr. Naimullah Ansari, National President, Momin Conference,47/26 Waris Plaza Hussainganj, Kucknow Tel. 0522-2275961Camp office P.O. Box 141, Noorkhanpur, Bhadohi-221401 (UP) Tel 05414-225088, 225488, Mob. 9839060901 3. Mr. Akhtar Husain Akhtar, Social & Political Activist, 97/127, Liyaquat Manzil, Talaque Mahal, Kanpur-208001 Mob. 09415182107, 09999468010 Email: akhtaransari@gmail.com west bengal 1. Mr. Abdul Aziz, Social Activist, 52-B, Shakespeare Sarani Kolkata - 700 017. Mob.: 9831439068 2. Mr. Shahanshah Jehangir, Mg. Director, Crown Shipping Co. (P) Ltd. and President, Bengal Minority Council, 22 Starand Road, Kolkata-700001, Tel.: 03322871721, Mob. 9830217003 3. Mr. Jameel Manzar, President , Mohammaden Sporting Club, Nauras, 14/B, Royd Street, Kolkata-700016, Tel.: 22178936, Mob. 9836210151 4. Mr. Khalid Ebadullah, Mg. Director , crescent Group of Companies, 14, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, 5th Floor, Kolkata700017, Tel.: 033-22830483 Mob.: 9830257785, 9339975454, Email: khalid2@vsnl.net 5. Mr. Sultan Ahmad, Minister of State For Tourism,19 B,
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muslim majlis-e-mushawarat, Tamil Nadu 1. Mr. T.M. Zackriyah Badshah, President 2. Cap. Amiruddin, Executive Secretary - I 3. Mr. Mahmud Shariff, Executive Secretary-II 4. Mr. Abdul Jaleel 5. Mr. Faizur Rahman 6. Mr. S.M. Pasha 7. Mr. Inayatullah 8. Mr. Muneer Ahmed 9. Ms. A. Naseema Begum 10. Capt. Ameer Ali 11. Dr. Syed Khalifatullah* 12. Mr. T.P. Imbichammad* 13. Mr. Bader Sayeed, Advocate* * Member of the Markazi Majlis muslim majlis-e-mushawarat, Gujarat Committee formed on 25 march, 2012 1. Mr. Iqbal Baig Mirza, Ahmadabad* 2. Maulana Habibur Rahman Matadar, Bhruch, Convener 3. Mr. Iqbal Husain Lakrawala, Asst. Convener 4. Maulana Akhtar Rizvi 5. Nashar Ahmad Mian, Vadodra 6. Mufti Asjad, Ahmadabad 7. Mr. Yahya Baddu, Rajkot 8. Mr. Zakariya Patel, Lunawada 9. Mr. As'adal Baqili, Balsar 10. Mr. Ikram Khan, radhanpur 11. Mr. Zahiruddin Shaikh, Gandhinagar 12.Mr. Habib Shaikh, Ahmadabad 13. Prof. JS Bandukwala* * Member of the Markazi Majlis (Please also see page 6 above) muslim majlis-e-mushawarat, bihar Category (I) Member of MMM from the state 1. Mr Syed Shahabuddin* 2. Prof. Alauddin Ahmad* 3. Major Gen (Retd.) Waseem Ahmad Mallick Khirawi 4. Dr M M Hasan, Bhagalpur 5. Dr. Mohammad Tanveer Hasan, MLC Representatives of State branches of Jamaate-members of the MMM 6. JIH Bihar, Maulana Qamarul Hoda 7. To be recommended by number 1. 8. Jamiat Ahle Hadis, Bihar, Maulana Sami Jafri 9. To be recommended by number 3. 10. Prof M Mohiuddin, State Convernor, MOEMIN 11. To be recommended by number 5 12.Bihar Rabita Committee, Mr Afzal Husain 13.To be nominated by number 7 14. Mr Husn Ahmad Qadri, General Secretary, JUH Bihar 15. All India Momin Conference 16. All India Shia Conference Representation of state Jamaats 17. Imarat-e-Shariah 18. Idara-e-Shariah

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Eminent Individuals 19. Mr Reyaz Azimabadi, Journalist 20 Mr Matiur Rahman, Chartered Accountant 21. Mr Ragib Ahsan, Advocate 22. Prof. Ziauddin Ahmad 23. Principal M.A. Samad 24. Mrs Parween Amanullah 25. Mr. Aftab Ahmad 26. Mr. Ahmad Imam 27. Dr. Nargis Jahan Barvi majlis-e-mushawarat, west bengal Members of MMM from the state 1. Mr. Jamil Manzar, President 2. Mr. Sultan Ahmad, MP 3. Mr. Shahanshah Jehangir 4. Mr. Khalid Ebadullah 5. Mr. Abdul Aziz, General Secretary individual members 6. Maulana Niamat Husain Habibi, 7. Haji Mansoor Ahmad 8. Maulana Talha Nadwi 9. Dr. Mohd. Raisuddin 10. Maulana Mohd. Shafiq Quasmi 11. Hafiz Saud Alam 12. Mr. Shah Alam 13. Mr. Mohd Umar Khan 14. Mr. Qamruddin Malik 15. Mufti Niamatullah 16. Mr. Qamar-uz-Zaman 17. Mr. Ismail Parwaz 18. Mrs. Noor Jahan Shakil 19. Mrs. Subuhi Aziz 9. Prof. Nafees Ahmad, Prof. in Ophthalmic-Biochemistry, AMU, G-2, Dream Homes, Nagla Road, S.S. Nagar, Aligarh - 202 002 (UP). Ph: 0571 272 0631, Mob: 093595 19708, 093190 96230. 10. Mr. Ejaz Maqbool, Advocate, C-13, Sector 20, Noida 201 301 (UP). Ph: 95120-255 8881, 255 2334, 253 0486 Fax: 255 2334 Mob: 98110 52710 Email: emaqbool@yahoo.com 11. Prof. Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman, Founder-President, Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine & Sciences,Tijara House, Dodhpur, Aligarh- 202 002 12 Dr. Mohd. Naim Hamid, Physician, Hamid Hospital, 97/128, Talaq Mahal, Kanpur - 208 001 (UP). Ph: 0512-231 0073 13. Mr. Akhtar Husain Akhtar, Social and Political Activist, 97/127, Liyaquat Manzil, Talaq mahal, Kanpur-208001Tel. 09415182107, 09999468010 Email: akhtaransari@gmail.com Old members 14. Mr. S.M. Naseem, IPS (Retd.), 5/190, Vineet Khand, Gomtinagar, Lucknow (UP). Ph: 0522-238 1786. 15. Mr. Mohammad Asif Khan, Upper Flat, Darpan Chikan Shop, Nazirabad, Lucknow - 226 018 (UP). Mob: 94150 01970 U.P. State Conveners For Eastern UP: Dr. Ayaz Ahmad Islahi, Department Of Arab Culture & Civilisation Lucknow University, Lucknow (UP) Mob.: 09453061943 Email: ayazislahi@gmail.com For Western UP: Dr. Ubaid Iqbal Asim, 4/460, Zehra Bagh, Aligarh - 202 002 (UP). Email: ubaid.asim1@yahoo.com, Mob. 09358318995

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1. Mr. Mohammad Sulaiman, President, Indian National League, 88/178, Chaman Ganj, Shafiabad, Kanpur - 208 001 (UP). Ph: 0512-236 5106 [R] 254 5474 Email: president.inl@gmail.com 2. Dr. Ubaid Iqbal Asim, C/o UP Rabita Committee, Azad Nagar, Dodhpur, Aligarh - 202 002 (UP). Ph: 0571-270 3273. 3. Mr. Syed Murtaza Husain Bilgrami, Ex-PA to VC, AMU, Fatima Manzil, Anwar Huda Compound, Diggi Road, Aligarh - 202 002 (UP). Ph: 0571-270 6635 Mob: 98373 23311 4. Mr. Akbar H. Jung, IAS (Retd.), Ex-Secretary to Govt. of India, B-234, Sector 26, NOIDA - 201 301. Ph: 95120-252 5238, 254 4720, Mob: 98680 63509 5. Mr. Amanullah Khan, General Secretary, UP Rabita Committee, Rahmat Kadah, Azad Nagar, Dodhpur, Aligarh 202 002 (UP). Ph: 0571-270 3865 Fax: 2328 2834, Mob: 98101 64555 Email: ak1951@rediffmail.com 6. Mr. Anwarul Huda, IAS (Retd.), C-107, Sector 23, Noida (UP). Ph: 95120-241 1104 Mob: 98101 01615 7. Prof. Humayun Murad, Retd. Prof., AMU, Shagoofa-eNaimat, 4/1263, Medical College Road, Aligarh - 202 002 (UP). Ph: 0571-270 0912, 270 2872 Email: humayun_murad@hotmail.com 8. Maulana Nizamuddin Islahi, Chand Patti, Distt. Azamgarh (UP).
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CirClE Of friENdS Of mUShawaraT

Circle of Friends of Mushawarat
Sr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 Names Haji G.M. Azam Edu. Trust Mrs. P. Amanullah, Patna Mr. Nadeem Tareen , Aligarh Mr. Shahanwaz Tareen , Aligarh Mr. M. Farouk Darvesh, Mumbai Bharat Sewa Trust, New Delhi Mr. P. A. Inamdar, Pune Dr. S. Farooq, New Delhi Mr. Mohd. Anwar, Haryana Dr. Phiroz Poonawala, Poone Mr. M. N. Khan, Delhi Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, Mr. Yusuf Khan, Ghaziabad. Mr. Ahmed Raza Mr. Syed Jafar Alam Dr. A. Majid Qureshi, Dr. M. Iqbal Sanai, Mr. Anees Baksh, Mr. M. Arab Siddiq, Mr. Meraj-ul-Arfin Ansari, Mr. Mohd. Akram, Mr. Syed Waheed Lateef, Mr. Mohd. Nazim Hashmi, Mr. Mohd. Zubair Khan, Mr. Mohd. Ashfaq, Mr. Mukarram Khan, Mr. Tanvir Ahmad Hashmi Mohd. Ashfaq Dr. Roohi Majid, Dr. K. A. Mallick Mr. Faisal Syed Mr. M. Wasiullah Khan Mr. Kaleem Khwaja Dr. S. Habib Ashraf Mr. Fahad Syed Mr. M. Imtiaz Haque Mr. M. Raziullah Khan, Mr. Shahanawaz Ansari Mr. Mohd. I Uddin Mr. Jawed Ashraf, IFS Dr. Alif Manejwala Dr. Abidullah Ghazi Mr. Shabbir Qamar COUNT. INDIA INDIA INDIA INDIA INDIA INDIA INDIA INDIA INDIA INDIA INDIA INDIA INDIA India India KSA KSA KSA KSA KSA KSA KSA KSA KSA KSA KSA KSA KSA UK USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA Kuwait 2005 Paid Paid Paid Paid 2006 Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid NA NA NA Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid NIL NIL NA Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid 2005 Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid NA 2006 Paid Paid Paid Paid NIL NA Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid 2007 Paid 2008 Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Nil 2009 Paid 2010 Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid 2011 Paid 2012 Paid 2007 Paid Paid 2008 Paid Paid 2009 Paid 2010 Paid 2011 Paid 2012 Paid

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associate members Association Members 1 Dr. Johara Shahabuddin 2 K,M, Arifuddin 3 K.B. Babukhan Foundation 4 Rahmani Foundation 5 Mr. Parvez Askari 6 Mr. S.M. Husain 7 Mr. M Anwar Khursheed 8 Mr. Sayeed Malik Ahmed 9 Mr. Asif Kamal 10 Mr. Mohd. Naushad 11 Ms. Rahmat Fatima Amanullah 12 Dr. Ghazala Shahabuddin 13 Mr. K.S. Abdul Haq

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mUShawaraT bUllETiN, Jan.-June 2012

bUdGET 2012-13 aNd aCTUal ExPENSES dUriNG aPril- JUNE 2012

All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat
Statement of Budget for 2012-13 and Actual upto June, 2012 PAYMENT Budget April, 12 May, 12
for 2012-13

June,12 12,000 900 0 450 205 170 185 0 0 2,280 0 2,655 0 600 0 59 0 943 0 0 0 20,447 1,500 6,000

Salary Daily Wage Staff Furniture and Furnishings Office Equipment i/e repair Electricity & Water Conveyance Stationery Laser ink Refilling etc. Urdu Trans. & Urdu Typing Postage Purchase of Books Telephone Website /Inter Net conc. Building Maintenance House Tax (D-250) and AMC Misc. Expenses/Photo Copy Bank Charges PROGRMMES: Conference/Meeting of MMM Publication (Bulletin/Booklet etc) Hospitality Donation to other Organisation Total Income From Membership From CFM Rent frpm Building Other Donations Loan cash from President + Bldg fund Total Opening Balance as on 1.4.2012 Total Income upto 30.6. 12 Total Income Expenditure upto 30. 6. 12 Balance as on 30.6.12 In CBI Bank Cheques u/clearence (old) Cash in Hand Total

200000 15000 5000 10000 30000 5000 5000 3000 2000 20000 1000 25000 2500 5000 10000 3000 500 5000 20000 5000 50000 422000 100000 250000 72000 50000 472000 35,733 102,000 137,733 75,138 62,595 37,173 16,000 9,422 62,595

12,000 900 0 0 0 190 160 0 700 102 0 2,418 0 0 0 1,052 0 229 0 0 0 17,751 2,000 15,000 12,500 30,000 5,000 64,500

12,000 1,800 0 8,650 1,890 250 495 0 0 2,893 0 2,678 0 990 0 0 0 111 4,988 195 0 36,940 4,000 6,000 20,000 30,000

7,500

Note: We have received Rs.10,000/ for Godhra Incident, 5000 for Muslim India, 20000 from building fund and 5000 from president Total 40,000/ Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan President A.R. Shervani General Secretary

form iV
Place of publication : D-250 Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-25 Periodicity of its publication : Quarterly Printer’s Name : Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan Whether citizen of India : Yes If foreigner, state the country of origin : Not Applicable Address : D-84 Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-25 Publisher’s Name : Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan Nationality : Indian
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(i) Whether citizen of India : Yes (ii) If foreigner, state the country of origin : Not Applicable Office: D-84 Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-25 Editor’s Name : Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan Nationality : Indian (i) Whether citizen of India : Yes (ii) If foreigner, state the country of origin. : Not Applicable Name and address of individuals who own the newspaper: All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, D-250 Abul Fazal Enclave-I, New Delhi-25.

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