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MP seeks Rs 500 billion package for Muslims

Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi has sought a Rs 500-billion package for uplifting Muslims.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2007 16:31 IST

Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi has sought a Rs 500-billion package for uplifting Muslims.

Saying the report of the Rajinder Sachar committee that went into the educational, economic and social backwardness of Muslims was an eyeopener, he urged the central government to announce a plan for the community.

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MP is organising a two-day national seminar on "Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Muslims" in Hyderabad from Saturday.

Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy and eminent scholars as well as experts will address the seminar, which will discuss various aspects of the report and come out with recommendations to be submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

After the seminar a delegation will call on the prime minister and urge him to allocate substantial funds for educational, economic and social improvement of the conditions of Muslims, Owaisi told reporters on Thursday.

He said reservations for Muslims in jobs and educational institutions could be concrete steps to help the community.