Centre should stand firm on Babri Masjid issue: IUML
Chennai, July 23 (UNI) Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) President Prof K M Khader Mohideen MP today urged the Centre to be firm on its stand on the Babri Masjid issue by maintaining status quo in the disputed site at Ayodhya until the problem was legally sorted out.
Addressing the office-bearers and executives of the mosques, dargahs, madarasas and jamat committees located in and around the city here, he said the Centre should not allow anyone to raise a compound wall at the disputed site under the pretext of providing protection to the Rama idol.
Hailing the Tamil Nadu Government for presenting a tax free budget Prof Mohideen wanted that the state government to remove all bottle- necks and practical difficulties in granting permissions to construct new mosques and minars.
Alleging that during the previous AIADMK regime the muslims in the state had suffered a lot, he hoped that the present DMK Government headed by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi would help the muslims in a big way.
Tamil Nadu Minister for sports and Wakf Board T P M Mohideen Khan , in his address, assured that he would take up the issues faced by the muslims and their places of worship with Chief Minister and try to solve them.
Referring to encroachments on the properties of Wakf Board by individuals, the minister said the government would take suitable remedial measures in this regard.
IUML's Chennai District Secretary M Jainul Abideen told newspersons that the meeting, in a resolution, had urged the Tamil Nadu Government to make suitable amendment in the existing law to provide separate reservation for muslim minorities in jobs and educational institutions after creating a new category in the name of most backward class-minorities.
The meeting strongly condemned the July 11 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai and also Israeli attack on Lebanon.
Mr Abideen said the meeting also wanted the IUML to insist the DMK led DPA alliance in the state to provide more representations to the muslim community in the ensuing local body elections.
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