Senior UPA ministers to attend meeting on Muslims in Lucknow
Lucknow, Mar 15: Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Pallam Raju, Union minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid and Planning Commission of India member Syeda Hameed are slated to join a deliberation in the state capital on March 17 to discuss over the share of the minorities in the 12th five year plan.
The conference is being organised by a NGO Strive for Eminence and Empowerment(SEE)which is working for the upliftment of Nuslims in the social and education field.
SEE secretary S M Hilal told mediapersons here today that the condition of the Muslims in the country has reached its epic point.
"The recent survey by the government has shown that the Muslim girls studying in graduation has come down drastically after independence. The percentage of Muslim girls studying in gruaduation was 8.5 before independence and now it is just 2.4 per cent," he said.
Blaming commercialisation of education and ignorance of the muslims by the government for the social and education backwardness in the country, Hilal said now the community is hoping to get something in the 12th plan as Rs 26 lakh crore has been earmarked for the social sectors.
UP Congress spokesperson and member of the organising committee Maroof Khan said that the conference would try to gain more for the Muslim community in the 12th plan period on the recommendations made by the Sachar Committee.