IMO News Service
The All India Muslim Majlis e Mushawarat (AIMMM) Mumbai Program Committee announced its four-day grand programme in Mumbai to be held from October13 to 17, 2016 in its Press Conference at the Press Club, Mumbai.
Aamir Edresy, a member of AIMMM and Convener of Mumbai Program Committee while explaining the objectives of the event said, “Under the current socio-political situation of the country, which is going worst day by day Mumbai social leaders are going to host a series of meetings with people from different walks of life coming from all over Maharashtra, Executive Committee Meeting and Public Meetings under the banner of Mushawarat”.
“Navaid Hamid (President) and Mujtaba Farooqi (General Secretary) of AIMMM will be present in these meetings. More than 400 Policy Makers, Community Leaders, Academicians, Activist would discuss and deliberate on key issues facing the community”, Edresy further added.
Shabbir Ahmed Ansari, a member of AIMMM and President, All India Muslim OBC Organization while giving details about the program said, “We are holding a meeting of Ulema and Clerics on 13th October. On the same day there will be special meetings with women. On 14th October there will be Press Conference by central leadership of AIMMM, and in evening there will be a round table discussion with political leaders of Maharashtra on issues concerning Muslims”. He further added that delegates are being invited from all over Maharashtra in a meeting in first half of the day on 15th October which will be then followed by a Public Meeting in evening at historic Nagpada Junction.
“Since its inception, the AIMMM has consistently promoted peaceful co-existence among communities, communal harmony, Hindu-Muslim Unity, national integration and inter-group reconciliation. It believes that the destiny of the Muslim Indian community is indivisible from that of the Indian people as a whole and that the country cannot achieve the greatness it cherished without the development and empowerment of all sections of its people”, said Abdul Hafeez Farooqi, a member of Mushawarat and General Secretary of JamateIslami Hind, Maharashtra wing.
Senior cleric Maulana Shoeb Koti while talking about AIMMM’s previous works informed, “AIMMM has a long history of serving the community in its struggle to get equitable justice, for Hindu Muslim unity, defending its religious and legal rights and in formation of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, AMU Action Committee for restoration of its minority character in 1967, in struggle for Babri Masjid by constituting “Babri Masjid Coordination Committee” and in reaching communal strife areas and extending help to the victims with its limited resources”.
“The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM), as the apex body of Muslim organizations and institutions of national eminence along with some well-known personalities, was established at a representative meeting of the community leaders held on August 8-9, 1964 at Nadwatul-Ulema, Lucknow, inaugurated by Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi and chaired by Dr. Syed Mahmud. Apart from them, Mufti Atiqur Rahman, Maulana AbulLais Islahi, Qari Mohd. Tayyab, Maulana Kalb-e-Abid, Maulana Minatullah Rahmani, Mohammad Muslim, Mulla Jan Mohammad, Ebrahim Sulaiman Sait, etc played a key role. Dr. Syed Mahmud was elected as its first President. Mr. M.N. Anwar, MP became its first General Secretary.
Prominent social worker and educationist Salim Alware said, “The object and purpose of the Mushawarat is to secure Unity, Cooperation and Coordination among opinion-makers of the Muslim community, on issues of common concern, to provide relief to the victims of communal violence, to monitor the situation of the Muslim community and to take up with the authorities their legitimate grievances arising from non-implementation of the constitutional guarantees and national policies, to encourage their participation in national affairs and to create conditions for the protection of their religious and social identity.
The press conference was also attended by other local members and programme committee members of AIMMM Saeed Khan, Prof.Shabana Khan, Adv. Asim Khan and Sher Mohammed Malik.