By A. Mirsab, TwoCircles.net,
Mumbai: A day before the Election Commission announced dates for the assembly elections in Maharashtra; the state government appointed Muslim popular faces into 3 important minority institution s- Wakf Board, Minority Commission and Maulana Azad Economic Corporation.
State government issued notification with the names on Thursday which include well known personalities from Ulema and community thinkers. Three members were appointed in state wakf board, two in Maulana Azad Economic Corporation and four in state minority commission.
Ex-Vice Chancellor of Darul Uloom Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Vastanvi, Shia cleric Zaheer Abbas Rizvi (Mumbai) and Muhammad Mahboob Shaikh (Aurangabad) have been given responsibilities of the state wakf board. These posts were vacant since long time.
State Minority minister, Arif Naseem Khan expressed his happiness in getting the notification issued before model code of conduct in the state and said to press, “With these appointments we can expect smooth and beneficial working of all three minority departments in the state”.
Congress party state member Nizamuddin Raeen (Mumbai) and Mrs. Nigar Sultana Baraskar (Pune) have been incorporated into Maulana Azad Economic Corporation. Minority minister said that with these inclusions in the corporation difficulties encountered by Minority people in getting easy loans can be expected to go down.
Gulzar Azmi, Jamiat-e-Ulema Hind (Maharashtra) legal cell secretary have got another stint in the minority commission as a member. He, along with Adv. Majeed Qureshi (Buldhana), Liyaqat Ansari (Parbhani) and Rao Saheb Janganda Patil (Sangli) have been included into the state minority commission.
Regarding appointment of Mr. Gulzar Azmi, Arif Naseem Khan said, “Muslims in the state have many times suffered at the hands of police and hence Gulzar Azmi, who has good experience in working for releasing Muslim youths implicated in terror cases, can prove useful in resolving minority issues in the state.”
On Thursday evening Mr. Gulzar Azmi was felicitated in Jamiat-e-Ulema office at Mumbai for his appointment in the state minority commission by the Ulema when he requested all for cooperation and prayers in executing the given responsibilities in the favor of minority people.