All India Majlis e Ittehad ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi, on Friday, called upon the Telangana government to expedite arrangements for Ramzan in Hyderabad, emphasizing the need for convenience and safety for Muslims in the city.
During his address on the second day of the Telangana Assembly Budget Session, Owaisi urged the government to organize a review meeting to fast-track the arrangements for Ramzan and allocate resources for maintenance works around mosques and other religious structures in Hyderabad.
Expressing his concerns, Owaisi highlighted the recurring issue of delayed preparations every year, which often results in incomplete works during the holy month of Ramzan. “I urge the government to call a meeting and ensure that works are completed before the beginning of Ramzan and the implementation of the election code of conduct,” Owaisi emphasized.
In his speech, Owaisi also stressed the importance of communal peace and safety in the state amidst recent attempts to disrupt it. While acknowledging the efforts of the previous government in maintaining peace, he criticized the current Congress government over the surge in communal incidents across Telangana in the last two months.
Owaisi cited specific instances such as the communal clashes in Daulatabad, Sangareddy, where Muslim properties were damaged, and the reported attack on three Muslim youths in Nizamabad during Shab e Meraj. He demanded stringent action against the perpetrators of such violence.
Referring to an Amnesty International report, Owaisi called upon both the Centre and state governments to halt the de-facto policy of demolishing people’s homes, particularly those belonging to Muslims, as a form of extra-judicial punishment. He urged against any unlawful demolitions of Muslims’ homes, businesses, and places of worship.
Additionally, Owaisi demanded equal representation for minorities and Muslims in state administration roles and corporations, along with proper budget allocations for the skill development of Muslim youth in Hyderabad.
As the discussions continue in the Telangana Assembly, Owaisi’s appeals highlight the pressing need for proactive measures to ensure communal harmony and facilitate religious observances during Ramzan in Hyderabad.
Naveed Uddin Khan Uzair, Staff Writer
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