Charter of Demands on Sachar Report
I- Recognition of Backwardness
1. *Recognition of the Musilm Community as a Backward Class under Article 15 (4) of the Constitution on the basis of the factual data collected by the Sachar Committee.
2. *Provision of a separate Sub-quota for Muslim Community in proportion to their share in national/state populations and the levels of backwardness in higher education, public employment, development and welfare benefits and bank credit.
*Enlargement of the list of Muslims OBC's through reconciliation of the discrepancy between the Mandal and State Lists and inclusion of other eligible Muslim sub-communities.
3. *Institution of decennial Development Census based on universal and easily accessible parameters and establishment of a National Assessment and Monitoring Authority for collection, analysis, and retrieval of the collected data and monitoring.
II- Political & Administrative Measures
4. *Raising representation of Muslims in Union and State legislatures & PRI's, by appropriate demarcation, rotation of reservation for SC/ST, dereservation of Muslim concentration constituencies and other devises such as double-member constituencies.
5. *Nomination of qualified Muslims against discretionary appointments in the Higher Judiciary, Public Service Commissions, Universities, Public Sector Undertakings, including banks and insurance companies, official Boards, Authorities, Corporations and other statutory bodies.
6. Composite posting of civil and police personnel in districts, blocks and thanas of Muslim concentration.
III- Promotion of Education
7. *Establishing government schools of equal quality in all deprived areas, in accordance with the national norms under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
*Provision of exclusive high schools and hostels for girls.
*Restoration of the Three Language Formula to provide for mother tongue as medium of primary instruction and as a compulsory subject upto X.
*Economic compensation for BPL families to reduce dropout and establishment of vocational schools & ITI's for the dropouts in deprived areas.
8. *Institution of scholarship for Muslims on merit or means at all levels on parity with SC/ST.
9. *Encouragement and facilitation of establishment of professional colleges and private universities by Muslims under Article 30 of the Constitution and equal treatment under Article 29 (2) .
IV- Employment & Economic Uplift
10. *Reservation in Public Employment at all levels in all cadres for Muslims in proportion to their population in the zone of selection.
11. *Distribution of benefit of all development and welfare schemes to Muslims in proportion to their eligible population at the operational level.
12. *Concessional flow of priority sector bank credit, upto say Rs. 500,000, to eligible borrowers by banks for the self-employed, the self-help groups and small entrepreneurs among Muslims and other deprived groups, in proportion to their population in the bank's jurisdiction.
13. *Allocation of due share of municipal and urban development resources to Muslim mohallas and wards.
* Expeditious regularization of Muslim colonies. Rehabilitation of those displaced in slum clearance operations or in communal violence.
14. *Timebound survey of Waqf properties.
*Grant of public premises status to public Waqfs.
*Exemption of Waqfs from rent control and land ceiling laws.
*Establishment of National Waqf Development Corporation & statutory provision for utilization of surplus wakf income for education & economic development.
*Creation of Waqf cadre to meet the administrative needs of all Waqf institutions.
V- Social Dignity
15. *Protection of honour and dignity of the Muslim community against denigration, demonisation and vilification, through statutory curbs on incendiary and provocative speeches and statements and through enactment of hate laws.
Minutes of the Meeting of the JCMO on 11 June, 2007
13 June, 2007
A Meeting of the Joint Committee of Muslim Organisations etc.( JCMO) was held on 11 June, 2007 at D-250, Abul Fazal Enclave, New Delhi-25 with the under signed in chair. The meeting was attended by;
1) Mr. Ejaz Aslam, in representations of the JIH
2) Mr. Mauji Khan, Treasurer, All India Milli Council
3) Dr. Zafrul Islam Khan, Editor , Milli Gazette
4) Mr. M.J. Khan, Convener, NEFM
The recent developments on the progress of implementation of the Sachar Report was reviewed in the light of the cabinet decisions on its recommendation on 17 May, the Parliament's inability to have a discussion, the recommendations of the Mishra Commission as reported in the Press as well as the statement of several political leaders and parties in favour of implementation of Sachar Report and/or provision of reservation for the Muslims Community.
The participants noted that the Muslim Community in the north had not shown much response nor reacted to the very inadequate decisions of the Cabinet on the Sachar Report. It was felt that for effective mobilisation, the JCMO should concentrate on the demand for reservation in public employment and education and proportional benefit of all Welfare and Development Schemes.
The participants also felt that to prepare the ground, there should be a phased programme for mobilisation beginning with the submission of a common memorandum by a select local group in all districts of Muslim concentration to the District Magistrates with copies to the Prime Minister on a Saturday preceded by an announcement in every mosque in the preceding Friday.
In the second phase, the delegations of the JCMO should call on, and submit of memoranda to, the heads of national and other secular parties sympathetic to the cause, as well as the Prime Minister.
The third Phase should be public meetings in the state capitals and the district headquarters.
The fourth Phase should be a peaceful dharna, jointly sponsored by all participating Muslim organisations and institutions at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, on the first day of the next session of Parliament in July.
The final Phase should be joint mass rally in Delhi.
It was also considered, whether the sponsoring Muslim Organisation should form an all India movement to demand reservation for the Muslim Community but a decision was defined.
The Participants concluded that the Central Government was not likely to announce any meaningful measures which have an immediate impact on the uplift of the Community, because of the apprehension of political opposition in the context of successive assembly elections after the July session of the Parliament. The government tactics will be to reiterate its assurances and promises without taking any concrete action. On the other hand, closer to the next general election towards the end of 2008, the UPA may be inclined to seek the support of the Muslim Community, as a matter of survival. But without a sustained mobilisation campaign, the Community will not be in a position to secure a quid pro quo.
It was suggested that apart from the AIMMM, AIMC, JIH, & JUH and Moemin, the Jamaat Ahle-Hadith, the All India Shia Conference and the All India Momin Conference at an all India level may be persuaded to sponsor the mobilisation campaign, in addition to regional Muslim organisations, like the Chennai-based MDMK, the Muslim Reservation Movement in UP, the Forum of Faith and Fraternity in Kerala may be given the charge of organising the campaign in their respective state.
It was decided that the JCMO should meet again before the end of June 2007 to finalise the memorandum and the dates of various phases of the Campaign and other relevant modalities. (Syed Shahabuddin)
To All Member Organisations:
2. All India Milli Council
6. Hamdard Educational Society
7. Milli Gazette