A group of Muslims has planned a virtual conference to adopt a charter of demands ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The charter, ‘All India Muslim Agenda 2014’, on developmental and other issues of India’s largest minority community will be sent to all political parties for including them in their respective manifestoes.
The organisers, mostly young Muslims, plan a series of e-conferences on #AIMA2014 in Twitter and Google+ hangout to shape their agenda.
While socio-economic conditions and development will be key issues, persecution in false terror cases, rights and opportunities for education to Muslim women under personal laws and reservation will also be on the agenda.
“We are inviting political leaders, NGOs, bureaucrats, intellectuals and businesses and mosques across India. Special invitations have been extended to women from the community. We will also provide tabs or desktops to some participants,” said one of the organisers, social activist Shehzad Poonawalla.