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"We have taken an oath to be true to the Constitution.The Constitution provides for a House member to put forth hisviews on theformation of a separate state A criminal offencecannot be registered against him for this" Fadnavis said Prabhu said there’s no commitment for an AkhandMaharashtra in the statement by Fadnavis on the Vidarbhaissue Opposition Congress-NCP legislators shouted slogans insupport of a united Maharashtra Shiv Sena legislators alsojoined in Opposition legislators staged a protest on the stairsat the entrance of Vidhan Bhawan against thedivision of thewestern state After the statement by Fadnavis in the Assembly Senaministers left for ‘Matoshree’ party chief Uddhav Thackeray’sresidence in suburban Bandra Varanasi: Amid all talk of communal polarisation and the Muslim antipathy towards Narendra Modi a section of the community has been working silently to ensure the latter’s victory in Varanasi The young Muslim men and women campaigning for Modi in the walled-city part of the Hindu religious centre offer an interesting insight into the changing mindset in the community which for long followed the diktats of religious leaders while making its political choice “A new perception has emerged amongst the Muslims They now want to vote for development unlike in the past Narendra Modi has emerged as a new political icon on whom many Muslims feel they can depend on” says Dr Iftikhar Ahmed Javed an educationist who runs a school amongst weavers in Bajardiah Getty Images According to Dr Javed a doctorate in Statistics from BHU the gradual shift amongst Muslims towards the BJP has been due to Modi otherwise considered ‘anti-Muslim’ “Muslims have so far voted for Congress or non-BJP parties but have only got exploited in return The Congress used Sachar committee report to showcase the neglect faced by the Muslims but did nothing about it” Muslims comprise 15 percent of Varanasi’s population “There are 280 lakh Muslim voters and nearly 12-15% will vote for BJP” he says The BJP is pinning hopes on the weavers’ community of Muslims (Ansaris) Modi has promised to rejuvenate their dying handlooms “A large number of weavers have already migrated to Surat Considering the better condition of Muslim weavers in Gujarat we’ve decided to vote for Modi as he may bring a change” says Iqbal Ahmed Ansari a fourth generation weaver from Bajardiah But he feels that other BJP leaders should also extend a hand towards Muslims without harbouring misconception that Muslims won’t vote for the party A big chunk of support for Modi from the community has come from its women It was evident on 8 May when Modi’s cavalcade passed through the highly sensitive Muslim-dominated Madanpura “I’ve never seen such a tremendous response to a political rally like that of Modi’s Women and children came out on streets stood at roof tops to have his glimpse and showered petals and Itra (perfume) on him” recalls Madanpura resident Afsana Begum Though it’s difficult to say how much of it would get converted into votes for Modi a big credit for this paradigm shift goes to two Muslim women in their twenties who both hold a master’s degree in Conflict Management from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) One of them Najma Parveen is the president of the Bhartiya Awam Party (BAP) an all-women’s political party which claims more than 35000 members with 90% women and 10% reserved for men BAP works towards creating political awareness among Muslim women and salutes Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as its ideal “We’re not contesting the election this time but supporting Modiji for which we’re mobilising Muslims to vote for him and also trying to wash-off rumours spread against him by other political parties” says Parveen The BAP members visit various Muslim localities and hold interactive sessions to present their point of view “We’re making them realise that Muslims are not mere vote banks and we too need development” says Parveen The other leader is Nazneen Ansari president of the Muslim Mahila Foundation (MMF) set up in 2006 that works for Muslim women Despite facing threats from the ruling Samajwadi Party and police as Ansari claims the MMF continues to canvas for Modi “We’re apolitical and want to tell our people that the Godhra riot stigma on Modi was a political conspiracy Had Modi been anti-Muslim there would have been more riots in Gujarat after 2000 Instead progress has taken place there Besides there have been riots in other states including UP” she reasons A sentiment common to most Muslims here is that of indignation over being taken for granted as vote banks by the Congress and other parties Fahim Ansari a weaver from Badsha Bagh says “More than development a Muslim wants izzat (respect); and these political parties during elections publicly demonstrate false respect for us by addressing us as ‘our Muslim brothers etc’ which has not been the case with the BJP” The RSS has been working hard not to let the pockets of goodwill evaporate Indresh Kumar a member of the RSS’ national executive has been camping in Varanasi Despite being a hardliner within the Sangh Parivar Kumar is known for his proximity towards Muslims He’s also the guiding force behind the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) – an independent body of 10 lakh members Kumar and the MRM have been working in Varanasi for the past two years But according to BJP insiders Kumar is in Varanasi to rein in the loud-mouthed right wing activists from Bajranj Dal Vishwa Hindu Parishad etc who otherwise could throw spanner in Modi’s national agenda Political analyst Prof Kaushal Kishore Mishra sums up the sentiment “Muslim voters are confused about who to vote for but Modi has an edge as people of Varanasi are getting the chance for the first time to have a PM candidate from their constituency who talks of development” “Moreover Modi has said that if he comes to power there’ll be a branch of PMO in Varanasi which has heightened the expectations among voters and caste-based polarisation is almost nil this time” says Mishra also the head of Political Science in BHU New Delhi: The AYUSH Ministry on Saturday rejected as "fabricated and mischievous misinformation" a purported RTI reply that had claimed that the government does not recruit Muslims in the ministry as a policy The Ministry condemned the "misreporting" which it claimed was aimed at causing "chasm" between different sections of society and promoting disharmony and mistrust with ulterior motives A journalist had sought the number of Muslim yoga teachers and trainers hired during the World Yoga Day PTI "The Ministry of AYUSH has noted with anguish certain mischievous misinformation being spread in certain section of media and social media quoting a reply to an RTI by mentioning a fabricated draft as Annexure I to that letter which has never been issued by the Ministry of AYUSH or any of its agencies "The Ministry strongly condemns this piece of misreporting clearly aimed at causing chasm between different sections of society and promoting disharmony and mistrust with ulterior motives" the Ministry said in a statement The Ministry’s response came in response to a series of RTI applications by a journalist who had sought the number of Muslim yoga teachers and trainers hired for foreign assignments during the first World Yoga Day on 21 June last year "As per government policy: no Muslim candidate was invited selected or sent abroad" the reply was quoted as saying The ministry on Saturday said that an RTI request dated 17 September 2015 was received from Pushp Sharma which sought information about various issues including how many times yoga councils were formulated in last ten years detail list of each council name of Yoga council members who got selected how many Muslim candidates were invited selected or sent abroad as Yoga trainer amongst others The Ministry said that on receipt of the query it forwarded this RTI request to its three agencies namely Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy and International Cooperation wing of the Ministry "This is a simple forwarding letter under section 6(3) of RTI Act and therefore does not contain any reply to the queries "The same forwarding letter of the Ministry has been used by a section of the media in this matter but with a non-existent fictitious "ANNEXURE- I" (which has never been issued by the Ministry)" it said The Ministry had successfully conducted the first International Day of Yoga on June 21 last year which witnessed the participation of more than 30000 participants and created Guinness World record The Ministry further said that the contents regarding religion based data in the so-called Annexure- I are not only "fabricated but factually incorrect" as well "The response of the International Cooperation Section of the Ministry clearly said that invitations were sent to yoga experts and enthusiasts without reference to their religions Replies sent to the applicant by MDNIY CCRYN are also enclosed for ready reference The Ministry is initiating appropriate action in the matter" it said Following the controversy a petition was filed with National Commission of Minorities (NCM) Prime Minister and President by Shehzad Poonawala against "discriminatory" policy adopted by AYUSH Ministry Poonawala urged the NCM to direct the government to immediately withdraw this "discriminatory and unreasonable" policy against Muslims which is thoroughly "violative" of the Constitution and should have never been introduced at all "NCM should monitor and review periodically the policies of the government to ensure they are not discriminatory against any religious minorities and live up to the slogan of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas in letter and spirit "PM Modi must take cognizance of communal incidents being done by certain elements who have now entered mainstream It is time to make stringent rules against his kind of communal assault targeting Muslims The President must advise the government to take necessary corrective measures" Poonawala had said in the petition Meanwhile former Union Health minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad targeted the government over the purported RTI reply that had claimed the Government does not recruit Muslims in the ministry as a policy saying "such things are not in the country’s interest" and added he will take up the issue in Parliament "I have not seen it but what else you can expect from BJP The philosophies of BJP and RSS will be clear through ministries slowly in time to come I don’t know (if it’s fabricated) I will take up the issue in Parliament if this is the case "This is very bad for the country if ministries give such replies It is not in the interest of the country if ministries discriminate on the basis of religions" he said PTI These parties incurred total expenditure of Rs 2,marshalled his troops well as the visitors kept on taking wickets at regular intervals. File photo Reuters "Proposals in the RCEP negotiations are trying to introduce the IP measures far tougher on access to medicines than what is required under international trade rules.

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