A high-level delegation of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind led by its president Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari met the CM of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal and raised several issue.
Also the religious organization released a press release detailing the issues that they raised with the Delhi CM. Surprisingly there is no mention of Batla House encounter, according to JIH watchers. They pointed out that following the encounter several Muslim organizations had demanded judicial probe into the incident. Also for long time it was made a big issue with local leaders always raising it and milking the issue, claimed residents.
“I don’t understand how come these self-proclaimed Muslim leaders forget to raise the issue,” said a resident on the condition of anonymity.
According to the release, Delhi Waqf Chairman and AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was also present. Maulana Umari congratulated the CM for the success of odd-even scheme, for his efforts to remove the problem of water and electricity and his attempt to put an end to corruption. The delegation reminded CM that Muslim residents of Delhi still lack basic civic amenities. There is no provision for sanitation and other basic services.
A lot of vacancies for teachers in Urdu schools are waiting to be filled. The issue of Awqaf properties also needs urgent attention. The CM of Delhi was told to make efforts towards removing the illegal possession of Waqf properties, at the hands of various individuals and government bodies.
The president of Jamaat requested Kejriwal for an ideal approach towards Waqf properties before the nation. 123 Waqf properties in Delhi which were promised to be handed over by the UPA Governments to Muslims, should be taken up as a property issue by the Delhi government of Arvind Kejriwal. Maulana Umari also told the CM that the decision by the Delhi Government to change the name of Aurangzeb Road was incorrect.
The JIH Ameer advised Delhi CM to introduce prohibition on consuming alcohol in Delhi as done by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. The Delhi CM assured the delegation that he will support any campaign against alcohol and his government has given priority to education and healthcare and will set up school and hospital if the right land is given to him.
The JIH delegation was comprised of Ameer-e-Jamaat, Secretary General Mohammad Salim Engineer, Deputy Presidends Nusrat Ali and Syed Saadatullah Husseini, Secretary Mohammad Ahmed, Dr. Qasim Rasool Ilyas and Asist. Secretary Athar Karim Qidwai.