With the conditions imposed on fees reimbursement scheme,70% of the Muslim students will be deprived of higher professional education. The revision of this scheme has proved that it was a temporary scheme which was introduced only to appease Minorities.
Sub-plan should also be allocated for Minorities on par with B.C’s according to their population. The present budget allocation for Minorities is very meager.
With the imposition of the condition of getting EAMCET rank below 10 thousand, Muslim students are left with no option expect to discontinue their education. Govt.should revise the fees reimbursement scheme to pay full fees to Minority students on par with S.C’s and S.T’s. If this facility is not provided, the Muslim students and their parent would start a massive protest programme.
These thoughts were expressed by various speakers while addressing a gathering of protesters at Indira park, yesterday. Dharna programme was led by Mr.Zahid Ali Khan, editor Siasat and Politburo member of TDP.
In his presidential address, he told that for any community, education is its backbone and to equip it with education money is needed. So long as the Govt. doesn’t help, Muslims can’t progress in the field of education. They can’t get the benefits of Govt schemes.Muslims were overlooked in the state budget.
Out of the total outlay of Rs 1.46 lakh crore, the Muslims were given only 0.5% if 21 additional allocation is made, the fees of all the Muslim students can be paid.
He pointed out that due to lack of resources, 250 Muslim students abandon their education daily. After losing power, the Muslims lost everything.they lost jobs, trade and education those who were living in palaces are forced to live on flats. Major businessmen are doing petty trade.
Mr. Zahid Ali khan told that for the progress of the Muslim community even if we are required to forego one time meals, we should sacrifice it.
Former Rajya Sabha M.P Mr. Syed Aziz Pasha told that both the Central and State governments have neglected the Muslims. Very less amounts are allocated in budget for the Muslims. Out of this allocation, a part of it released.
He pointed out that from 10th to 12th five year plans, not even 1% budget was allocated for the Muslims. During the last five year plan 0.06% budget was allocated for the Muslims, out of which only 0.04% was spent. He told that Prime Minister has announced for an increase of 700% which is not even 2% of the total outlay.
Former Rajya Sabha member, Mr.S.M Lal Jan Basha told that before 1996, there was only one Muslim engineering college in the State but during TDP regimen, 33 Muslim engineering colleges were established upto 2004. He pointed out that Congress Govt.is busy in looting. It is not sincere on solving the problems of the Muslims. It is not prepared to discuss Sachar Committee and Mishra Commission Reports.
He told that during Congress period 2,200 communal riots took place. Prime Minister was elected from Assam three times for Rajya Sabha. Assam has 33% Muslim population but reservations were not provided to the Muslims, but in A.P reservations were given to the Muslims. He supported the campaign of Mr.Zahid Ali Khan for fees reimbursement scheme.
Former Rajya Sabha M.P Mr. P.Madhu told that Central and State governments do not allocate budget as per the percentage of the population of Muslims, they give only a fixed quota. He told that the worst sufferers in the country are the Muslims of Hyderabad.
They are the most backward community. Although there is one Muslim M.P and 7 Muslim M.LA’s from this area, but still they are backward. The actual reason of the backwardness of the Muslims is that the Muslim leadership is saleable.
He hoped that the educational and financial condition of the Muslims would improve. He suggested that a committee should be constituted to struggle for the full reimbursement of fees to the Muslim students.
Mr.Mushtaq Malik told that the Muslims are not begging but they are demanding their rights. He pointed out that largest number of child labour is found in the old city of Hyderabad. The Muslims have neither major industry non cottage industry. He told that our Prime Minister is deaf and dumb. He doesn’t see the scams also. He said that the controversial American film is the test of the self respect and dignity of the Muslims.
The matter depicted in this films warrants that all those who are sitting here should make representation to the Home Minister for withdrawing this film from youtube. After seeing the scenes depicted in this film, the irritation of the Muslims seems to be justified. He told that we would like to see how many Muslim M.LA’s raise this question in Assembly tomorrow. If the Govt. doesn’t want to take intrest in the issues relating to Muslim, it can at least return the money to us which the Govt has collected by selling the Wakf properties of the Muslims.
We can run state administration with this money. He told the Muslims to appreciate the services of Mr.Zahid Ali Khan for the welfare of the community.
Mr.Osman Shaheed Advocate told that India has a democracy which functions under a constitution. As per Article 14 of Indian Constitution, all the citizens of this country are equal in the eyes of law but our Govt. is discriminating among its citizens. It is paying full fees to S.C’s and S.T’s but B.C’s and Minorities have been deprived of this facility. In todays’s world, we don’t have to sacrifice our lives and there is no need to go to jail. We should know the value of our vote.
Praising the efforts of Mr. Zahid Ali Khan, he told that wherever the Muslims are in trouble, he becomes restless. We have full faith in him because his record is clean. He is an honest and trustworthy person. Prof.Mohammed Ansari pointed out that if the condition of 10 thousand rank of EAMCET is implemented, only 249 Muslim students would be benefited in engineering courses. In the sameway,400 students in M.B.B.S and 764 in Management courses will get this facility.
These fingures include the merit rank holders who seek admissions in Govt. medical and engineering colleges. He pointed out that with this new condition, 90% of the Muslim students would be deprived of fees reimbursement facility.
Mr. Mohammed Mahmood Ali of TRS told that Justice Ranganatha Mishra commission has suggested for providing reservation to 10-15 percent Muslims. He told that the Govt. is deceiving the Muslims, it has allocated nearly Rs 400 crore for Muslims out of the total budget of 1.46 lakh crore of the state.
He pointed out that Urdu Medium Schools were closed down from the old city. I.T.I’s were abandoned. Out of 240 Muslim professors earlier there are only 12 Muslims are working as professors in Osmania University now.
Mr. Muneeruddin Mujahid told that no political party is serious about the issues of the Muslims.
Mr.Adam Malik(MBT) told that our leadership has become a saleable commodity.
Mr. Amjad Ullah Khan khalid(MBT) highlighting the difficulties in obtaining income certificates told that the validity of the income certificate should be five years.
Mr. Osman Bin Mohammed Al-hajri told that with the educational revolution everybody is afraid. They are trying to make the Muslims backward in the field of education.
Major Syed Ghouse Mohiuddin Quadri(President, Help Hyderabad )Mr.Mohammed Abdul Hakeem TDP leader, Mr.Ali Masqati, TDP leader, Ms.Amena Begum, Mr. Raheemullah Khan Niyazi, Mr.Tariq Ansari, Dr.Mohammed Aatif Ismail, State President S.I.O and others also addressed the gathering.