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Jamiat to launch nationwide movement for missing Muslim names in voter list  

By M M Special Correspondent,

New Delhi: In the wake of reports about Muslim names were missing in the voter list, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (M) has decided of launching nationwide movement for enlisting  their names in the electoral rolls.

 This was decision was taken at  a daylong meeting of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind’s working committee(JUHWC)  under the presidentship of Maulana Usman Mansoorpuri on Tuesday  here at its central office. The members of the apex body said missing name of Muslims is a serious matter as general elections are round the corner. They said Jamiat needs to run a nationwide movement for enlisting missing names of Muslims in the voter’s lists.

Jamiat took this decision  following the revelation made by Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy (CRDDP) that names of several lakhs Muslims have been missing from the voter’s lists that is affecting electoral and social strength of community. In order to rectify this anomaly, Jamiat Committee has issued advisory to all its local branches in various states to take up this work on war footing. They have also been advised for creating mass awareness about the same.

The Committee also debated upon the Uttrakhand’s High Court order of banning fatawa and expressed their deep concern over the order  of the Uttrakhand’s High Court for banning issuance of fatawa by Islamic institutions.  However,  they said it is satisfying that the supreme court has put  stay on the High Court order.

The meeting also took stock of the prevailing situation in Islamic world especially in Saudi Arabia. It reviewed Jamiat’s committee report about ongoing reform measures undertaken by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They have asked the committee members to come out an exclusive resolution on the issue  in the next meeting of working committee.

 The WC has decided to hold its concluding centenary conference in November, 2019 at Deoband which was earlier scheduled to take place in February next year.

A detailed report on Jamiat’s relief and rehabilitation efforts in Kerala was also presented in the meeting. It is to be noted that till now Jamiat has spent more than five crore rupees on relief and rehabilitation work in Kerala. At present, Jamiat is engaged in construction of 100 houses and repairing 100 damaged houses after flood devastation.

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