Patna: RJD today criticised Centre and
Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government for the plight of Muslims in
The Muslims have higher unemployment rate in Bihar and
their socio-economic situation have been worse, RJD General
Secretary and former Union HRD Minister MAA Fatmi told
The Muslims have a share of mere 8 per cent in
government jobs in Bihar in spite of being one-sixth of the
total population, he said quoting Justice Rajinder Sachchar
"The minority community fared poorly in terms of
education and economic status in Bihar as state government
has failed to do anything for them," he said.
Fatmi claimed that Nitish Kumar-led government did not
proceed to recruit Urdu teachers in government schools, rolled
back for pro-Muslim measures taken by RJD government and
failed to provide land to set up Aligarh Muslim University
(AMU) campus in Kishenganj.
The delay in land acquisition hit a road block even as
its campuses in West Bengal and Kerala have started operations
for the students, he said.
RJD leader also targeted UPA government for its
failure to implement Sachchar and Rangnath Mishra Committees`
reports for the benefit of the minorities.