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Policy measures for uplift of Muslims soon

india Updated: Apr 12, 2007 22:44 IST
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Government would soon come out with policy measures for the uplift of Muslims in the country in line with the recommendations of the Sachar Committee.

This was conveyed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to a CPI(M) delegation led by General Secretary Prakash Karat, which called on him in New Delhi on Thursday evening.

Karat said that the Prime Minister assured the delegation that the government was giving "serious consideration" to the Sachar panel recommendations and would come out with policy measures soon.

The delegation, which also included Polit Bureau members S Ramachandran Pillai and Brinda Karat, submitted a demand charter for the advancement of Musim community asking the government to crate a sub-plan for Muslims in the 11th Plan on the lines of the existing tribal sub-plan and special measures to enhance their educational and employment opportunities.

The demand charter was adopted at a recent conention of the CPI(M) in the backdrop of the Sachar Committee recommendations.

The CPI(M) had recently asked the ruling UPA coaltion not to succumb to the BJP campaign on "minority appeasement" and asked it to go ahead full-steam to implement the recommendations to uplift the lot of Muslims, whose socio-economic status was "far behind" other communities.