Telangana's schemes for Muslims not availed for Shia Muslims - Shia Muslim leaders raise concern


Article from Deccan Chronicle:

HyderabadShia Muslims are upset that the state government’s Ramzan scheme didn’t include 48 important masjids of their community. They are upset that these Wakf registered masjids were overlooked despite their strong presence in the Charminar constituency.
 
Masjid-e-Jafri near Alija Kotla, Charminar constituency, Masjid Jaffer-us-Sadiq in Yakutpura Assembly constituency, Masjid-e-Immamiya at Chaderghat and Ibadat Khana Hussaini at Darus- Shifa are some of the prominent ones that were not included. Mir Firasat Ali Badqri, a senior member of the Shia community said, “The masjids are a part of the Old City area and are registered Wakf properties. How can they not be included in a government scheme? It is not about remuneration or gifting of clothes, but about the inclusive feeling that the people get.”
 
To ensure that their sentiments are registered, the Shia Youth Committee has written to CM expressing their displeasure. It states that a letter about the important masjids had been submitted on July 4 to the Minority Welfare department and the district collectors but there has been no response.
 
Syed Hamed Hussain Jaffery, president of the committee, said, “We want the government to inquire into why these masjids were neglected. Like all other sects of Muslims, even Shias should be a part of government schemes.”
 
Meanwhile Charminar MLA Ahmed Pasha Quadri said, “There has not been any discrimination. The masjid committees were asked to register themselves for the scheme. Those who have come forward have got the benefit.”

Reference:
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/150716/nation-current-affairs/article/shia-muslims-upset-over-state%E2%80%99s-ramzan-scheme

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