Pune: To address the need to bring about social and educational reforms in the Muslim community, Shikshan Hakka Manch will be hosting the first ever Muslim Assembly for social and educational reforms in the city.
The assembly, which will be held on April 21, will be attended by Muslim scholars, representatives of various segments of the community, as well as teachers and parents.
Matin Mujawar of Shikshan Hakka Manch said most of the problems that the community has been facing in the past few years are due to lack of education.
“There is a stronghold of religious thoughts in the Muslim community and lack of education. Due to this, the condition of the community is quite difficult and widespread of educational reforms is the only way to improve.
“Educational centres, motivational centres, UPSC/ MPSC coaching classes need to be set up in the areas with the maximum Muslim population so that the students will also get benefits like the others,” Mujawar said.
He added that the desire to gain education is gradually increasing among the community members now and there are many community-based counselling centres promoting the importance of education.
“At the one-session Assembly, we will discuss subjects related to education. We will be talking about the closing down of municipality schools that might lead to a huge drop-out. We will conduct an awareness talk for the parents regarding the drawbacks of mobile Internet.
“The demands for five per cent reservation in education and 25 per cent reservation for minorities at minority schools will also be discussed,” Mujawar said.
The assembly will touch upon upliftment of Urdu schools and how important they are to preserve the community, language and culture, Mujawar stated.