Lucknow: A delegation of Uttar Pradesh
Congress on Friday met Governor BL Joshi and handed him a
memorandum demanding salaries for imams (clerics) as per the
directions of the Supreme Court.
"We met the Governor and asked him to ensure
implementation of Supreme Court order regarding salary to
imams in UP. The decision has been implemented in Haryana,
Punjab, Delhi," Congress state president Rita Bahuguna Joshi
The delegation apprised the Governor that there were 28
lakh mosques in the country, of which 3.30 lakh mosques were
Imams were given salaries between Rs 2,500 and Rs 9,000
in other states, they said, adding that the state government
was delaying implementation of the decision.
The SC disposing a petition filed by an organisation of
imams in May 23 1993 had directed governments to pay salaries
to imams, Congress leaders said.