`Stop making lucrative promises to Muslims`
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 03, 2009, 10:17
Deoband: Criticising the UPA government, a top Muslim body on day asked it to stop making "lucrative promises" to minorities and immediately implement the recommendations of the Sachar committee report.

"The UPA government should stop making lucrative promises and immediately implement the recommendations of the Sachar committee report," Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind demanded at its 30th general session in Deoband.

The body also adopted a series of resolutions asking government to stop interfering in minorities affairs, including tampering with madrasa education system, and instead concentrate on steps for their development.

"The UPA government should implement the Sachar Committee and the Ranganath Commission recommendations so that maximum number of people should get their benefit," the resolution adopted unanimously by over 10,000 clerics said.

The last day of the three-day session tomorrow is expected to be attended by numerous moulvis and yoga guru Ramdev and Art of Living founder Shri Shri Ravi Shankar.

The duo will become the first non-Muslim religious leaders to speak at influential Darul Uloom Islamic seminary.

The seminary had in past issued fatwa in favour of yoga after some clerics banned Muslims from practising it.

Jamiat has also invited Sonia Gandhi for tomorrow's session. "We hope the Congress president will come," a Jamiat official said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 03, 2009, 10:17

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