Muslim leaders who win the elections and become legislators are
responsible for the woes of the Muslim community in India, said
Deputy Speaker Rajya Sabha K Rahman Khan, reported the local media.
He was in Mumbai on Saturday to assess the problems Muslims are
facing in Mumbai and other parts of the adjoining areas.
“This however is not something that has emerged of late. Since last
sixty years this is being repeated again and again, and the leaders
who go to Parliament or State Assemblies as Muslim representatives
show more interest in serving their own purposes”, local newspapers
reported him as saying.
K Rahman Khan has been appointed as special observer to 72 assembly
constituencies in Mumbai, Than and Konkan regions that will go to
the poll in October/November this year along with 200 other seats in
Maharashtra. Rahman’s visit to Mumbai was part of the Congress game
plan to woo the Muslims before the crucial assembly elections.
Apart from meeting the local Congress leaders, K Rahman also met the
Muslim leaders who discussed the problems actually facing the
Muslims and inept attitude of the government towards the community.
Besides various other issues, reinstating of KP Raghuvanshi as State
ATS Chief, the Mumbai special court order dismissing the MCOCA
charges against the 2008 Malegaon blast accused and the doubts
surrounding the Hajj subsidy also came for discussion during the
“It seems the government has been infiltrated by few people from the
communal forces who are taking all these things done”, leaders
observed in front of Rahman Khan.
Elaborating about the problems the community face, Mustaqeem Makki,
activist and editor of Huda, a monthly Urdu magazine said,
“There are ample numbers of problems that we face today and these
problems are regularly brought to the notice of the governments
also. However, seldom has the government shown any sincere effort to
look into them.