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After Kejriwal, now Muslim League extends support to AMU over Minority Status case

By Twocircles Staff Reporter,

Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Muslim League has said that it will extend all possible support to the Aligarh Muslim University over the Minority status issue, which is up for hearing on April 4.

Talking to Twocircle.net, IUML national general secretary and Lok Sabha MP E T Mohammed Basheer said that the party was planning to effective steps to oppose the Union Government’s stand.

“The significance of AMU is its minority character and status. The Muslim community in the country, which is backward in terms of education, owes much to AMU for whatever it acquired in educational sector. No moves to remove its minority will be tolerated. We will fight in court,” the IUML national secretary said.

The MP added, “The Union Government had passed the AMU (Amendment Act) in 1981 saying it was established by the Muslims in India. The act also granted permission to establish a court with full powers. The law still exists and the government has changed its stand,” he said.

The IUML MP said that the issue will be raised in Parliament. Besides, according to him, the Prime Minister will be conveyed the concern of Muslims in India.

Development Woes of AMU Malappuram Centre

A delegation, which included Chief Minister Ommen Chandy, Minister for Education P K Abdur Rabb, and Minister for Minority Welfare Manjalamkuzhy Ali, MPs E T Mohammed Basheeer and P V Abdul Vahab on Thursday, asked the Union Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani to allocate more funds for development. “The centre has only three departments instead of 13 departments. And there are only around 300 students studying there, though the Ministry had said that 1,300 students would be studying in the centre by the end of 2015,” said Basheer.

The team also asked the Minister to immediately disburse a sum of Rs. 60 crore, which is an arrear of a fund of Rs 75 crore announced earlier.