New York, Jul 2 (UNI) More than three hundred prominent representatives of Dalits, Muslims and other minorities have gathered here to discuss problems faced by the marginalised communities and chalk out joint strategy for their socio-economic development and political empowerment.
The representatives are meeting under the aegies of the International Convention of Indian Dalits and Minorities, which will be inaugurated by Lok Jana Shakti Party Chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who is working hard to forge alliance between these two communities.
Mr Paswan reached here on Monday and had met representatives of the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI).
Besides him, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh, Ramdas Athawale, Delhi Assembly Deputy Speaker Shoaib Iqbal, MP Punnuswamy, Ram Chander Paswan, Kalbe Rushaid, prominet Shia leaders and several other parliamentarians will also attend the convention.
Mr Paswan said that marganalised communities seek political solution to their problems. They have been negelcted and face deprivation.
Even 60 years after independence these people have remain economically backward, Mr paswan said.
The main focus will be educational empowerment and social justice for the supressed communities.
Mohammed Ayub Khan, Secretary of the Convention, said that all arrangements have been made so far to make the event a grand success.
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