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Bukhari plans Muslim confederation

March 17, 2006 15:36 IST

Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari has intiated a move to bring all Muslim religious and political groups under one platform to evolve a joint strategy for social, economic and educational uplift of the minorities.

The Imam has convened a National Conference of Muslimsin New Delhi on Saturday, which is being attended by over 300 top Muslim clerics, scholars and religious heads. They willdiscuss ways and means to form a confederation that will take care of socio-economic problems of 160 million Muslims.

Hurriyat Conference chairman Moulvi Omer Farooq will also be present at the conference. He is expected to present his views on the current political scenario in Jammu and Kashmir.

Jamait-Ulemai Hind chief Maulana Arshad Madni, vice-president of Jamaat IslamiProfessir Munis Shafi, general secretary of Majlis Mushwarat Maulana Ameeduzaman Kairinavi, top Islamic scholar Sheikh Abu-Baker Qadri, Bharti Majlis chief Jaweed Habib and Maulana Fazul-Qasmi will attend the day-long meet to iron out differences and worktowards thecommon goal of launching ajoint movement for minorities' rights, Syed Ahmed Bukhari said.

"Our goal is to meet leaders of all political parties and to seek their support for removing economic and educational backwardness of minorities. For the past 59 years, nothing concrete has been done in this regard," Qari Mian Mohammed Mazhari and Chaudhry Rahat, co-convenors of the Conference said.

They said that a 10-point agenda has been circulated to the delegates, which would be the main focus of the deliberation.

This includes compensation for Gujarat riots, Constitutional amendment for restoring minority status of the Aligarh Muslim University and resolution of the Kashmir issue through dialogue.

Former cabinet secretary Zafar Saifullah, former union minister C M Ibrahim and Qazi of Kanpur Qari Abdul Sami will present their views on educational problems of the community.


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Sub: Imam and myslims should first take back Kashmiri Pandits

Imam Bukhari and Co should, before begging for Minority rights and fighting for University Status, take the Kashmiri Pandits into confidence and give them an ...

Posted by Sahib

Sub: muslim reservation

sir, i am an advocate LL.M.Gold Medalist from AMU doing practice at Allahabad High Court and Kanpur court. The Invitation recieved by qazi Shahr kanpur ...

Posted by abdul shahid

Sub: Uprising of Islam

This is infact a good move towards uprising of ISLAM and for the muslims of india too. Please do bring a good solution for our ...

Posted by Asadullah

Sub: very good initiative

very good, this is a very very good initiative taken by our shahi imam. this was required a very long time ago but its ok ...

Posted by shakirkhan

Sub: Muslim confederation

Imam Bukhari needs to ask Maulvi Farooq, why he and his violent supporters engineered the exodus of the minorities from Kashmir.

Posted by Vijay



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