‘Muslims’ role in freedom struggle underplayed’



Hyderabad: The role of Muslims in India's freedom struggle has not been portrayed properly in history books, feels Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Addressing a public meeting organised by Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind as a part of its second state-level meet here last night, he said though Muslims were not behind others in the fight for independence, the facts had not been properly highlighted in history books and text books.

Jamiat had called for non-cooperation against the British in 1920, and was also against the Partition, he noted.

Speaking on the occasion, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said a training centre would be set up in the Haj House which will come up near the international airport here for providing coaching to Muslim youth for civil services.

PTI