‘Muslims will face discrimination in Telangana’

Published: 09th July 2012 11:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2012 11:14 AM   |  A+A-

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Assembly floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi has said that Muslims will face injustice in Telangana as BJP would gain strength in the separate state. He was addressing a public meeting at the Arts College grounds here on Saturday night.

Owaisi reminded that the TRS lost the Mahbubnagar seat after fielding a Muslim candidate but won the Parkal seat after fielding a non-Muslim. “This reflects the plight of Muslims in the separate state,” he said.

The MIM floor leader called upon leaders and activists to strengthen the party and strive for the welfare of Muslim minorities. He alleged that former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao, hailing from Karimnagar district, joined hands with the BJP in demolition of Babri Masjid. The Ranganath Mishra and Sachar committees were constituted to ensure welfare of Muslims but there has been no improvement in their status so far. Muslims are more backward than the BCs, SCs and STs. “But the Congress and TDP neglected the minorities,” he said. “The Congress is busy in dealing with scams by its leaders and the TDP has been a failure in acting as an efficient Opposition party.” He said that the MIM will field either a BC, SC or ST for Karimnagar mayor post in the coming civic body elections. Party MLAs Ahmed Pasha Qadri, V Rasul Khan, Mouzam Khan, MLCs Altaf Hyder Razvi, Ameen Hussain Jafree, GHMC Mayor Md Majid Hussain, party district unit president Sd Vahajuddin and others were present.

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