Congress doing injustice to Muslims: Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has accused the Congress party of doing injustice to Muslims by not giving them representation in the Parliament in ratio of their population in the country.

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2010, 21:50 PM IST

Etawah: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan
has accused the Congress party of doing injustice to Muslims
by not giving them representation in the Parliament in ratio
of their population in the country.

"Muslims comprise one-fifth of the population of the
country and by not providing them representation in the
Parliament in this ratio, Congress has done injustice with the
minorities," Khan said here yesterday on the sidelines of an
event.

"We will march to Delhi and demand the Centre that by
not giving us representation after taking our votes is
cheating with Muslims," he added.

He alleged that when it had been clearly mentioned in
the Sachchar Committee report that economic, social and
education level of Muslims was very poor, still not opening a
single school in minority dominated area was cheating.

The senior SP leader said that Union HRD Minister
Kapil Sibal had said there were more than 200 universities in
the country that do not have their own land.

"Mohd Ali Jauhar University has 200 acre land, even
after that permission is not being granted to operate it," he
alleged.

Khan said that in the Sachchar Committee Report it had
been said that 20,000 inter colleges and universities that too
in Muslim areas should have been set up.

The Congress government had completed more than a year
in the office and had neither opened a single school, nor
given jobs or any other step to uplift social level of
Muslims, he said.

Taking a dig at expelled party leader Amar Singh, Khan
said that he will accept him as a national leader even if he
wins an election of the village head.

"First he (Singh) should get his treatment done and do
other things later," he said.

PTI