Popular Front to hold Parliament March for Muslim Reservation

NEC also decided to organise a “School Chalo” (Go To School) National campaign
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Bangalore: The Popular Front of India National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at Deccan House Bangalore on 28th Feb and 1st March 2010 demanded the Union government to take every step to control price rise. Though the government has been reiterating its commitment to curb price rise, we could not see any effective measures taken by the government to fulfil it. The budget presented by the Union Finance Minister disappointed the common people. It will further escalate the price of essential commodities The budget also reflected the government’s commitment towards safeguarding the interests of neo-liberals and corporate.

National Executive council decided to organise a Parliament March in Delhi on 18th March 2010 as part of the two months long “National Campaign for Muslim reservation”. The National Campaign for Muslim reservation has received overwhelming support from the masses and Popular Front has been able to mobilize people for reservation to minorities. Popular Front NEC reiterates its demand to the UPA Government to declare 10 % reservation to all Muslims all over India both Central Government and Institutions in the light of Misra Commission report in the ongoing parliament session. Popular Front also condemned the BJP propaganda against Muslim reservation. Reservation is a constitutional right and various high level government committees have confirmed the backwardness of Muslim community and proved that Muslim community deserves reservation.

The NEC also decided to organise a “School Chalo” (Go To School) national campaign to ensure that all students go to school up to secondary level. Popular Front has been conducting School chalo Campaign prior to school admissions every year in various parts of the country and it has received encouraging results. Various long term programmes like developing selected villages as “Sarva Siksha Gram” and “Adopt a student” will be initiated as part of the campaign.

Popular Front NEC has asked the Government of India to withdraw the recent notification issued by Ministry of Home Affairs where by in the name of a registration of citizen and issue of national identity cards, the minorities in Assam are denied citizenship and are persecuted by concerned authorities.

The meeting was presided over by Popular Front Chairman E.M. AbduL Rahiman. General secretary K.M Shareef presented the reports. E Abubaker, A Saeed, Moulana Usman Baig, Dr Mahboob Shariff, Sheikh Dahlan Baqavi, M A Jinnah and V.P Nasruddin attended the meeting.

K. M. Shareef

General Secretary


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