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The virtues of being a Muslim in India

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When Mr. Sudhir Chaudhary, editor of Zee News talked about different jihads of Muslims he probably would not have envisioned the health jihad and its horrendous, terrorized effect on India. The kagaz nahi dikahenge gang has not all gone silent even on their collective failure as a religious community in India’s fight against Wuhan virus. Around 2500 people were present in the Tabligh e Jamaat’s-Markaz, some 450 have shown symptoms, some are on ventilator and several of them are dead. Over 1100 are quarantined with unknown number of lives that they put at risk. As per Markaz’s own statement there were 2,500 people including foreigners in 1 building till 24th March. They knew that hotels had been vacated, dormitories shut, foreigners were going back to their countries but no rules applied to them.

We have seen time and again that Muslims do not see eye to eye to police and administrations anywhere. We have even seen them undermining Honourable High Courts and Supreme court during not only at anti-CAA protests but before also. They did not end Shaheen Bagh protests even after Delhi government issued several orders thus prohibiting mass gatherings and later on even invoked sec.144. They did it because they somehow felt that their main supporters from outside their own religious community, the communists have started showing signs of discomfort. They do not follow rules laid by police and government but in Tabligh e Jamaat case they are putting onus on the administration. We have seen it on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites like Tik-Tok that how educated Muslims defend their blatant wish to spread Wuhan virus in India.

Whenever Indian society at large wants to have a discussion about atrocities committed on Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indian Muslims remain not only against it but they actively raise their support for Palestine which has no bearing on India. The anti-CAA stance while supporting illegal rohingya’s entry in India is nothing other than ummah. One can hear every Muslim scholar talking about how Muslims should follow the law of the land where they live. According to them by being a Muslim they are bound by one ummah and are a homogeneous group.

When several Muslim countries have enforced ban on mosques why Indians Muslims are hell bent on doing Namaz in mosques which is not even an religious requirement, is it beacause they feel that Kafirs have no right to live and this way they will go to heaven by doing ALLAH’s work? Hiding foreigners in Masjids is no easy task. 17 were found hiding in Jharkhand and 11 in Bihar. It takes support of local populace who go to these Masjids daily. Then there is food to be arranged which is impossible to be prepared in large quantities inside Masjids without anyone suspecting any foul play. It is a consolidated effort by Muslims to undermine the law and help in spread of Wuhan virus.

No country in the world treat their minorities as good as Indian treats Muslims. At 14% of Indian population, Muslims takes an astounding 9% of government jobs in India. Data for private jobs are not available but different government schemes have made them self reliant and self sufficient. No other country in the world has given so much to their minorities. The Minister of Minority Affairs revealed that BJP government has spent Rs 22,000 crore in the past six years on Minority welfare and has awarded scholarships to around 3.2 crore students belonging to minority communities, namely Muslims, Christians, Sikhs. Students from the Muslim community received about 80 per cent of total scholarships offered under 20 Central government schemes in 2018-19, official data shows. Christians came in at second place with 7.5 per cent share, Sikhs at 5 percent and 4.7 per cent for Hindus. 1.4 crore applications that were received in 2018-19, of them 1.08 crore were verified. Among the students who received scholarships, 88 lacs were Muslims.

The Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities is an overarching programme covering various schemes/initiatives of the participating Ministries/Departments, and is implemented throughout the country. The said Programme also provides that, wherever possible, 15% of targets and outlays under various schemes should be earmarked for minorities.

For education enhancing opportunities they especially get:

Naya Savera – Free Coaching and Allied Scheme with the aim to enhance skills and knowledge of students and candidates from minority communities to get employment in Government Sector/ Public Sector Undertakings, jobs in private sector and admission in reputed institutions in technical and professional courses at under-graduate and post-graduate levels.

Nai Udaan – a scheme for providing support to minority candidates clearing Prelims conducted by Union Public Service Commission, State Public Service Commissions etc.

Padho Pardes – A scheme for providing interest subsidy on educational loans for overseas studies to enable students from minority communities to pursue higher education.

Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme provides financial assistance to students from notified minority communities, to pursue higher education such as M. Phil and PhD.

Pre-Matric Scholarship

Post-Matric Scholarship

Merit-cum-Means  Scholarship

Maulana Azad National Fellowship for pursuing higher studies such as regular and full time M.Phil/Ph.D. degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology.

Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madarsas (SPQEM)  seeks to bring about qualitative improvement in Madrasas to enable Muslim children attain standards of the national education system in formal subjects.

Scheme for Infrastructure Development of Minority Institutions (IDMI) funds infrastructure development of private aided/unaided minority institutions to the extent of 75% and subject to a maximum of Rs. 50 lakhs per institution for strengthening of educational infrastructure and physical facilities in the existing school including additional classrooms, science / computer lab rooms, library rooms, toilets, drinking water facilities and hostel buildings for children especially for girls.

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Sakshar Bharat/ Maulana Azad Taleem-e-Balighan

Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for meritorious girls belonging to minorities from class IX to XII.                  

Special economic activities related programmes:

Seekho aur Kamao (Learn & Earn)– It is a skill development initiative for minorities and aims to upgrade the skills of minority youth in various modern/traditional skills depending upon their qualification, present economic trends and market potential, which can earn them suitable employment or make them suitably skilled to go for self-employment.

Upgrading Skill and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development (USTTAD) – The scheme aims at capacity building and upgrading of the traditional skills of master craftsmen and artisans. Training of minority youths in various identified traditional arts/crafts through master craftsmen and develop national and international market linkages.

Hunar Haats – Organized in various parts of the country, which provides direct and indirect employment to skilled artisans and craft persons.

Nai Manzil – A scheme to provide education and skill training to the youth from minority communities.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)–  Providing basic amenities so as to improve their quality of life and reduce imbalances in the identified Minority Concentration Areas.

Nai Manzil – An integrated Education and Livelihood Initiative for the Minority Communities.

Nai Roshni– Leadership development of minority women.

Restructuring of NMDFC and Loan schemes of National Minority Development & Finance Commission (NMDFC)

Bank credit under Priority Sector Lending

Issue of guidelines for giving special consideration for recruitment of minorities.

Opening of new Bank Branches/ awareness campaigns.

Gharib Nawaz Employment Programme

80% of Temple’s money are spent on non Hindu and non Hindu religious activities and often funds Muslim and Christian institutions. Muslims use 33% of the aid put up by the central government. In these testing times Temples have opened their doors and have donated several hundred crores of rupees. Minority religious institution have failed in providing assistance to people in any manner whatsoever at large scale. Very few Muslims have lent their support even when their religious requirements talks about Zakat but it seems that they will only help people of their own religion.

A pan-India survey conducted about Zakat estimated it to be between Rs 30,000-40,000 crores. The amount of zakat is pegged at 2.5 percent of total income, assets and savings in a lunar year after a certain threshold known as nisab is crossed. Worldwide, zakat is said to be up from Rs 25,000 crores in 2003 to an estimated Rs 1,80,000 thousand crores in 2015, with global assets expected to surpass Rs 3,00,000 crores by 2020.

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