60 percent of Maharashtra’s Muslims below poverty line

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  1. drkrn

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    Nearly 60 percent of Muslims in both urban and rural areas of Maharashtra fall in the below poverty line (BPL) category, a state-government appointed panel has revealed.

    As much as 59.40 percent of the urban Muslim population and 59.80 percent of the rural Muslim population fell in the category, while another 25 percent of the community was living just barely above the BPL mark, said the report by a committee headed by retired civil servant Mehmoodur Rehman.

    Rehman headed a committee of social scientists which was set up five years ago to study the educational, social and economic backwardness of the Muslim population in the state. It submitted its report to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan here Monday.

    A top official said that the report has been received and the government will study it before taking further steps on its recommendations.

    Among other things, it had urged a ban on the practice of ‘triple talaaq’ (divorce in one sitting) and called for reforms in the Muslim community with regard to gender equality.

    According to the findings, while 70 percent of the Muslims were centred in urban areas, they faced a major problem problem of housing.

    The remaining 30 percent in the rural areas did not have satisfactory access to various poverty alleviation programmes of both the central and state governments.

    The record in educational opportunities was equally disturbing, with only 2.2 percent of the total Muslims completing graduation, while only 1.4 percent of Muslim women do so.

    “The work participation rate among the Muslims is 32.4 percent and the women work participation is only 12 percent.”

    It also mentioned the low representation enjoyed by Muslims in government jobs at various levels.

    While in the Indian Administrative Service cadre of Maharashtra, the presence of Muslims is “as good as non-existent”, in the police force, they account for a presence of about a mere 4.4 percent.

    “Muslims should have a reservation of 10 percent, or at least 8 percent in the employment and admissions to all educational institutions including the professional courses,” it recommended.

    The committee suggested a ban on the practice of ‘arbitrary’ talaaq (divorce) and making alimony compulsory to the divorced woman.

    The report also expressed concern over police harassment and the large number of cases registered against Muslims.

    “While the total populace of the community in the state is 10.6 percent, the jail occupancy statistics range between 32-35 percent,” it said.

    Given these figures, it has suggested setting of a commission to find out the causes behind the disproportionate share of Muslims in state jails and suggest corrective actions that can be taken to avoid this.

    The committee also asked the government to come down heavily on police personnel violating the basic fundamental rights of the Muslim community and stressed the need for an open dialoge and interaction between communities on the lines of several European countries.

    60 percent of Maharashtra’s Muslims below poverty line
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    what the scholars forgot is poverty and crime goes hand in hand.if bpl population nears 60 % of total muslims i feel it logical to have 30 percent of jail inmates being muslims.

    if they have twice/thrice the poverty of the people of same state,their jailing rates too should be triple than usual
     
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    maomao Veteran Hunter of Maleecha Senior Member

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    Majority of India is under poverty line! Why only talk about specific secular community?
     
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    their poverty is due to doing namaz 5 times a day . if you waste your time praying to god five times a day then what economic progress can you do ??
     
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    Many of them might be illegal migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and other countries, as reported by a TV channel.
     
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    That's because a big number of Muslims come to Maharashtra from outside of the state and end up in slums. The nature of Muslim community there is different from other states like UP, Bihar, MP where there are many land holding rich Muslims families because of it's long history of Muslim rule.
     
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    Goddamn somebody tell me what is the poverty figure of majority!
    All majorites are living in palaces?
     
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    The route for infiltration is clear. first west bengal/Assam/Bihar/UP. get voter ID, Ration card and other documents. Than Delhi/Maharastra/Bangalore/Kerala as proper Indian citizens with valid papers. The juvenile of 16th Dec rape is one such guy from BD.
     
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    improper quote.prayer has nothing to do with quality of life.unlike hindus muslims wont care the place or their tidiness to worship.irrespective of place and situation they offer namaz.it is hardly few minutes prayer,wont take a day to pray
     
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    he is hindu..
     
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    sorry doc - his name is afroz.
     
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    The names of the other Rapists:
    Ram Singh
    Mukesh Singh
    Vinay Sharma
    Pawan Gupta
    Akshay Thakur
     
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    Not necessary.

    It depends on the population of Muslims, and also poverty rates of other communities.

    Not necessary.
     
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    Some very good points made in the news article re:reforms. Not sure if reservations are the answer.
    Also what is the percentage of muslims in Vidharbha ?
     
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    The six men were Ram Singh, Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and a juvenile.

    Ram Singh, a migrant from Rajasthan, was the main accused and the driver of the bus in which the crime took place. He was the first to be arrested in the case.

    Mukesh Singh, from Rajasthan, is the younger brother of Ram Singh and worked as a cleaner on the bus.

    Vinay Sharma , Another resident of Ravi Dass colony, the 20-year-old Vinay Sharma worked as a gym assistant and fitness trainer.

    Akshay Thakur is a school dropout and was arrested from his native village in Bihar.


    Pawan Gupta is a 19-year-old fruit-seller.

    The sixth suspect from Uttar Pradesh was a minor at the time of crime. He was 17 at the time of the crime and turned 18 during the trial.

    Delhi gangrape: The six men who raped the braveheart
     
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    Juvenile name in police records is Raju
     
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    Seems its linked to increase of reservation in Government Jobs, education and welfare scheme .
     
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    How can reservations alleviate poverty nation wide or per say community wide?
     
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    Solution is simple- education. Focus on it and watch the problems reduce.

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    The name of the juvenile is Mohd Afroze and it was published in TOI and later removed. This guy is from eastern UP.
     
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    Sorry bro, Police records have his correct name. Raju name was media creation. They did it to avoid backlash against Muslims as this Juvenile started the whole thing.
     
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