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29 March 2012

AMU Alumni Forum UAE host reception in honour of Bihar MLA Izhar Ahmed in Dubai

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Dubai: AMU Alumni Forum UAE hosted a reception in the honor of Dr. Izhar Ahmad, MLA of Bihar ruling party JD (U) and Chairman of the Bihar Estimate Committee in Dubai. Dr. Izhar was on a private visit to Dubai on the special invitation from Mr. Omer Hejazeen, president, Bihar Foundation, an NGO operating in the UAE. The reception was organized on 10th March 2012 at Ibrahimi Restaurant in Dubai.


Dr. Izhar entered into politics at a very young age and has won Bihar Legislative Assembly Election twice from the same constituency. He is also a practicing Urdu journalist. He won Gaura Boram seat in Darbhanga in 2005 on the ticket of Lok Janshakti Party of Ram Vilas Paswan but joined JD(U) of Nitish Kumar just before the 2010 assembly poll and he retained his seat.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Izhar highlighted the work of Mr. Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar for the minorities. He counted permanent fencing of 4000 graveyards, fencing under progress of 4500 graveyards, allotment of 300 acre land for AMU Distance Campus in Kishanganj, 10 Crores rupees and 52 acre land for Maulana Mazharul Haque University in Patna, Granting fund and status to 3000 Madarsa and compulsory recruitment of Urdu teacher in each school in Bihar as some of the great achievement of Mr. Nitish’s governance in Bihar for the minorities.


Kutbur Rehman, President, AMU Alumni Forum UAE deliberated upon the conditions of the Muslim minority prevailing in different states across India. As per the surveys done, Muslims now belong to the backward category educationally and economically. The Minority has been underrepresented in the legislative process and they have no bargaining power in the power structure at the center and state level which increases their plight. The political parties have traditionally used Muslims for the vote bank politics and did nothing after winning elections after elections with their vote. Muslims need to be given their right at every level in the democratic set-up in India. He requested the youths to come forward and unite themselves to work towards uplifting of the community. He also requested the political parties to give the Muslims their due share in representation and implement policies for their upliftment without any biases. He also said that the AMU Alumni Forum UAE will work towards the political empowerment of Muslims in India and prepare an action plan for this.


Salman Ahmad Siddiqui, Vice President, Dubai Indian Islamic Centre (DIIC) stressed on the need of healthy and active participation in the democratic process and work cohesively with the UAE government to do the upliftment works in accordance with the law.
Hassan Aziz Amir handed over a letter written to Prime Minister to Dr. Izhar and requested the letter to be delivered to Nitish Kumar.

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