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RJD highlights Centre and Bihar govt's Muslim apathy

patna Updated: Jul 14, 2010 21:02 IST
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RJD on Wednesday criticised the Centre and Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government for the plight of Muslims in the state.

The Muslims have higher unemployment rate in Bihar and their socio-economic situation have been worse, RJD General Secretary and former Union HRD Minister MAA Fatmi told reporters here.

The Muslims have a share of mere 8 per cent in government jobs in Bihar in spite of being one-sixth of the total population, he said quoting Justice Rajinder Sachchar Committee report.

"The minority community fared poorly in terms of education and economic status in Bihar as state government has failed to do anything for them," he said.

Fatmi claimed that Nitish Kumar-led government did not proceed to recruit Urdu teachers in government schools, rolled back for pro-Muslim measures taken by RJD government and failed to provide land to set up Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus in Kishenganj.

The delay in land acquisition hit a road block even as its campuses in West Bengal and Kerala have started operations for the students, he said.

RJD leader also targeted UPA government for its failure to implement Sachchar and Rangnath Mishra Committees' reports for the benefit of the minorities.