AIMIM passes resolutions calling for Muslim reservation, repeal of draconian laws, ban of Hindutva groups

At the first national convention of All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Sunday, the party adopted resolutions on various issues, violence against Dalits and minorities, reservation for Muslims, Uniform Civil Code, anti-conversion laws, encroachment of Waqf properties, bulldozer justice, draconian laws, educational schemes for minorities, long term Muslim prisoners, instruation of china into Indian territory and Muslim groups’s talk to Sangh Parivar leadership.

AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaddudin Owaisi posted the resolutions on social media.

AIMIM Maharashtra chief and Aurangabad MP Imtiaz Jaleel moved a resolution condemning violence against Muslims and Dalits across India. He also moved a resolution demanding reservations for backward Muslims.

“There is a direct connection between patronage given by the BJP governments, frequent hate speeches by leaders of the BJP and the increase in targeted violence against Minorities and Dalits. BJ and Congress-led governments have repeatedly participated in the organisation of “Dharam Sansads” which have made genocidal calls against Muslims. State governments’ inaction against such Dharam Sansads has emboldened criminal elements. State patronage to such groups has created an environment of fear and insecurity among the country’s vulnerable groups,” read the resolution on attacks against Dalits and minorities.

AIMIM also said it condemns “the silence and unwillingness of self-identifying secular parties to counter such hate speech and violence.”

A resolution on reservation for Muslims read: “Successive Commission/Committee reports have established the social, educational and economic backwardness of Indian Muslims. This includes the Ranganathan Misra Commission Report, Sachar Committee Report and the Kundu Committee Report. Furthermore, empirical data from NFHS, NSSO and other independent studies also recognises that Muslims are economically, socially and educationally deprived and face social discrimination. However, the Central and various state governments have refused to provide reservations in order to increase the representation of Muslims in education and public employment. Moreover, other communities with similar (or lower levels of deprivation continue to enjoy reservations while the same is denied to Muslims.”

It said: “The Union government must amend the 1952 Presidential Order to remove the unconstitutional religious classification and ensure that Dalits have freedom of religion. Dalit Muslims and Christians should have the right to be classified as Scheduled Castes. The Union Government must include all such Muslim groups in the Central List that are listed as backward at the state-level. This includes Surjapuri and Kulhaiya communities in Bihar and Khaiyamkhani in Rajasthan.”

Former Maharashtra MLA and AIMIM national spokesperson Waris Pathan moved a resolution opposing Uniform Civil Code, and national spokesperson Syed Asim Waqar moved a resolution opposing anti-conversion laws.

The resolution said it opposes the implementation of a mandatory Uniform Civil Code. “It recognises that every cultural and religious group in India has a fundamental right to preservation of their culture under Article 29 of the Constitution of India,” read resolution.

“UCC will be a majoritarian law that will outlaw personal laws of minorities while protecting Hindu family law. This is unacceptable and unconstitutional,” it said.

While talking about “love jihad laws,” a resolution calls for the repeal of such laws and condemns bad faith action by state governments targeting religious scholars and inter-faith couples.

Dr Gaffar Quadri moved resolution demanding protection of waqf properties and amending Waqf Act to provide for eviction powers against encroachers. He also moved a resolution condemning discontinuing Maulana Azad National Fellowship and restricting scholarships of minorities, Dalits and Adivasis.

Aadil Hasan moved a resolution reiterating AIMIM’s opposition to draconian laws NSA, UAPA, AFSPA and PSA. It also demanded protection of civil liberties and release of all political prisoners.

Md Majid Hussain moved resolution condemning Chinese intrusions and demanding secret sitting of Lok Sabha.

Another resolution was against Muslim groups’ talks to Sangh Parivar leadership.

“The issue of Muslims is not one of “Hindu-Muslim goodwill”, but one about social and economic justice. Coexistence and goodwill cannot exist if one group is expected to surrender its liberties. It can only exist when there is justice and equality,” read the resolution.