IUML unveils VISION 2020 document
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 21:45
Bangalore: The All India IUML delegates conference on Saturday sought speedy implementation of Sacchar Committee and Ranganath Mishra Commission recommendations.

The two-day conference, which concluded here today, urged government to enhance participation of Muslims in governance.

The conference adopted its "IUML Vision 2020" document outlining the initiatives needed for strengthening the organisation, striving for bettering the standards of living of the community and resolved to promote establishment of NGOs, besides its allied organisations.

"The proper political participation provides a necessary influence and opportunity to change or at least to influence events which enable our meaningful participation in the political process. Current statistics show that the country is far from attaining such a goal. Enhancement of participation at various levels is the sole remedy to such a situation", the document, unveiled by IUML National President E Ahmed, said.

The meet decided to launch a media cell in order to counter the ''negative stereotyping and vilification of Muslims'' in the media and also gave a clarion call to counter the campaign of Sangh Parivar against the community.

"We should expose Sangh Parivar attempts to defame the community, which is making baseless propaganda", Ahmed said.

"IUML continues its drive against extremism. It calls upon all Muslims to abide by the law of the land. IUML will not support violation of law of the land", Ahmed, also Union Minister for State for Railways, told the 1000-strong gathering that had converged from all parts of the country.

The Vision document appreciated the programmes launched by the UPA government for the welfare of Muslims.

IUML plans to set up a Research Centre and Data Bank with state-of-the art facilities on various socio-economic indices of the community like education, employment, poverty, and standards of living, Ahmed said.

A Human Rights education and legal aid cell will also be set up to provide legal assistance to needy people in the community, he said.

The conference set a September deadline to set up its youth and women wings and also a National level think tank to guide the party on policy issues.

Ahmed asked all state units to undertake a membership drive by August and present a report at the next All India Delegates conference to be held in Kerala by that time.


First Published: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 21:45

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