A delegation of the CPI(M) consisting of General Secretary, Prakash Karat and Polit Bureau members S Ramachandran Pillai and Brinda Karat met the Prime Minister today.
They submitted “A Charter for the Advancement of the Muslim Community” which has been prepared by the CPI(M). The Charter was adopted by the CPI(M) keeping in view the Justice Sachar Committee report and recommendations.
The CPI(M) urged the Prime Minister to put in place a sub plan for the Muslim minority on the lines of the tribal sub plan. This should entail a specific budgetary allocation in all development schemes for the Muslims. The Charter has also proposed steps for increasing the educational and employment opportunities for the Muslim community.
The Prime Minister assured the delegation that the government is giving serious consideration to the Sachar Committee recommendations and will be coming out with policy measures soon.