Hyderabad: News Editor of Siasat Urdu Daily, Mr. Amer Ali Khan told that the 12% reservation campaign for Muslims which started from Nizamabad should echo in all the districts of Telangana State. Muslims should join themselves with this movement rising above their political associations. He was addressing a public meeting organized by Siasat Urdu Daily and Muslim Empowerment at King’s Function Hall, Nizamabad. Mr. Amer Ali Khan told that 12% reservation campaign for Muslims is neither against anyone nor in support of some people. Mr. KCR had promised that he would provide 12% reservation to Muslims in the fields of Education and Employment. This movement has been started to exert pressure on him to fulfill his promise. It is yielding positive results. Muslims are making representations in large numbers to District Collectors and Tahsildars. Muslims played a key role in Telangana Movement and therefore they are hopeful that Mr. KCR would translate his promise into action. He mentioned that the report of Sudher Committee will not be useful. If Govt. is serious about providing 12% reservation to Muslims, it should conduct a comprehensive survey through BCs Commission. He also told that it is not a movement of anybody but it is the campaign of all the Muslims of the State. It has no political motives. Muslims should exhibit their unity. They should join this movement rising above their political associations. If everybody fulfills his responsibility, getting 12% reservations for Muslims could be ensured. He also mentioned that although Siasat Urdu Daily has taken up the responsibility of campaigning this issue but it is responsibility of all the Muslims.
Referring to a telephone call from Warangal, Mr. Amer Khan told that a citizen of that district had sought permission to join this movement. In response to his call, Mr. Amer Ali Khan quoted Quranic verses and said that participation in any welfare activity of the Muslims is the duty of every Muslim. If by such actions, the development of the Muslims takes place, Allah (SWT) will be pleased.
The first public meeting to start this movement was organized in Nizamabad. He hoped that its message will echo in all the districts of Telangana State and all the Muslim voluntary and welfare organizations would associate with this movement.
Mr. Malik Motasim Khan, Member of Jamat-e-Islami said that he welcomes the campaign for 12% reservation to Muslims and thanks Mr. Amer Ali Khan and Mr. Zahid Ali Khan for making it a public movement. He appealed to the Muslims to take active part for the success of this movement.
Mr. Tahir bin Hamadan, President of Nizamabad District Congress welcomed the campaign started by Siasat Urdu Daily and promised that he would actively participate in presenting memorandum to Tahsildars and Collectors.
Mr. Aariz Mohammed, Chairman of Muslim Empowerment demanded the Government to get a report from BCs Commission. He mentioned that it is misleading to quote Supreme Court Judgment that no reservation should exceed 50% if the backwardness of the Muslims is presented to the Supreme Court in proper manner, reservations could be obtained. It is gigantic task for which the unity of all the Muslims is needed.
Mr. Syed Khalid explained various sections of constitution on projector through a power point presentation. Mr. Mohammed Abdul Quddoos, Floor Leader of Nizamabad Municipality, Mr. Mohammed Almas Khan, President of Muslims Muttahida Mahaz, Mr. Abdus Shukor, President Senior Citizens’ Society. Mr. Abdul Qader Sajid, President MBT of Nizamabad District, Mr. Sameer Ahmed, President, Minorities Cell of Congress, Nizamabad District. Mr. M.A. Mannan, President of Minorities Cell of TDP. Mr. Aslam, Advocate, Mr. Qasim, Advocate, Mr. M.A. Ghani, Rtd. RDO, Mr. Haleem Khan addressed the gathering. Maulana Mohammed Kareemuddin Kamal conducted the meeting. Hafiz Samiullah recited Quranic verses and Maulana Qadeer Hussami recited Nath. Present on this occasion were Mr. Syed Jaleel Azhar, Correspondent of Siasat Urdu Daily and others. Mr. Mohammed Javeed Ali, Correspondent of Siasat Urdu Daily at Nizamabad welcomed the guests.