A delegation comprising Muslim Ulemas, intellectuals, academicians and other eminent people called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.
The delegation congratulated the Prime Minister on the steps taken by the Union Government for inclusive growth, socio-economic and educational empowerment of all sections of the society including Minorities.
According to an official statement, the Muslim delegation supported the campaign launched by the Modi government against corruption and black money. This has reference to the demonetization decision that Modi took on November 8.
According to the statement, the delegation agreed that the fight against corruption will benefit the poor people including the Minorities the most.
Members of the delegation also praised the Prime Minister for his efforts towards Swachh Bharat or Clean India campaign.
Members of the Muslim delegation included Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi (Chief Imam of India, All India Organisation of Imams of Mosques); Lt Gen (Retd) Zameeruddin Shah (Vice-Chancellor Aligarh Muslim University); MY Eqbal (Former Judge, Supreme Court of India); Talat Ahmed (Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia), and Shahid Siddiqui (Urdu journalist).
Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar were also present on the occasion.
Photo courtesy: Narendra Modi website