Lucknow, Jan. 16 (PTI): The All India Muslim Forum on Sunday threatened to hit the streets if the Centre failed to enact a suitable legislation for restoring the minority status of the the Aligarh Muslim University.
The Union Government should immediately come forward with a legislation declaring the AMU a minority institution under Article 30 of the Constitution, AIMF President Nehaluddin, told a convention of the Forum here. The convention also unanimously passed a resolution demanding that the Parliament should forthwith pass an Act to be named Aligarh Muslim University (removal of anomalies) Act 2006 to restore the minority character of the AMU.
He also urged the government to show same treatment to the riot victims of Mumbai, Gujarat and other states as was shown to the victims of the anti-Sikh riots. A resolution to this effect was also adopted at the convention. The forum also demanded a separate quota of 8.5 per cent for Muslim backward castes within the ambit of 27 per cent stipulated by the Mandal Commission.
A resolution demanding that madarassa educated Muslim children be allowed to seek admission to various disciplines of higher learning in universities and colleges was also adopted. CPI-ML leader Akhilendra Pratap Singh, the Imam-e-Juma of the historical Asifi Mosque Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, also spoke.
The Hindu/ January 16 2006 (PTI)