AT A time two newly-formed Muslim fronts have launched a tirade against the state government, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today rushed to Nadwatul Uloom here to meet All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) president Maulana Rabe Hasani Nadvi and apprised him of the welfare measures taken for the community.
Yadav also assured Nadvi to solve the problems raised by the board, including the state government’s move to fortify the sanctum sanctorum at the disputed Ramjanam Bhoomi-Babri masjid site in Ayodhya.
While refusing to divulge the detail of the meeting, Nadvi said it was a courtesy call. However, Nadwa sources said the president put forth the long pending demands of the board, including a fresh notification in the Babri masjid demolition case and amendment in the Zamindari Abolition Act to provide inheritance right to wife and daughter in landed property.
The chief minister, who was accompanied by Family Welfare Minister Ahmad Hasan, produced a long list of welfare measures taken by his government for the Muslim community. Yadav, during his nearly one-hour meeting with Nadvi, said the government had appointed Muslims at senior positions like advocate general, chairman high education service commission, chairman subordinate selection board and chief information commissioner. It is learnt that during his recent visit to Mumbai, the AIMPLB president had commented that there was disenchantment in the Muslim community in UP.
On the Ayodhya security issue, Yadav, it is learnt, told Nadvi that it had been done on the instruction of the Congress-led UPA government.
It may be recalled that though it was a joint security plan, it was basically prepared by the UP government. Now moves are afoot to put the blame on the Centre.
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