New Delhi: A delegation of Muslims raised a host of issues particularly security and safety of minority communities with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked him to check the leaders of Sangh Parivar who indulged in hate mongering.
The delegation comprising Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, former MPs Shahid Siddiqui and Ilyas Azmi, Qurban Ali, Mufti Ajaz Qasmi and others on Wednesday called on the Prime Minister. A delegation member told Muslim Mirror that they raised fundamental issues confronted by the Muslim Community.
The delegation told the PM that the Minority Affairs Ministry did not bring any visible change in the life of minority communities as it needed to invigorate. They told him about the illegal possession of Waqf properties, desecration of mosques under the ASI, the Waqf (eviction) bill and welfare schemes run by the Minority Ministry. They particularly underlined the fact under the Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDEP) not single school was built so far.
Raising the issue of security for minority communities, the delegation asked the PM to rein in his party and allied organizations leaders who are making provocative and irresponsible statements.
Sources said one of the delegation members complained to the PM that Shias do not get enough representation in the government bodies and committees.
Sources said the PM assured the delegation that he would look into all issues and asked them to keep open the channel of meeting. During the meeting NSA Mr. Ajit Doval was also present.
However, the PMO released on the meet only stated that:
“Members of the delegation congratulated the Prime Minister on his recent successful visit to Saudi Arabia. They said people in West Asia, Central Asia and North Africa, especially the youth, are extremely impressed with the development agenda of Shri Narendra Modi, and want good relations with India.
Members of the delegation also praised Shri Narendra Modi’s development agenda, and his successful implementation record.
The Prime Minister thanked the delegation, and reiterated his commitment to development, laying special stress on education, and especially girl child education. He expressed hope that the Muslim community in India shall be able to derive huge benefit from the welfare schemes initiated by the NDA Government, such as the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, and Mudra Yojana”.
The PMO statement did not mention any issue raised by the delegation. One member of the delegation said as a courtesy to begin the talks, the delegation first congratulated the PM on his visit to Saudi Arabia.
The delegation led by BJP member Dr. MJ Khan, who runs his outfit, Indian Muslims Coordination Centre. Later, the delegation also met the Home Minister Rajnath Singh.