Dr S M Ilyas, former Director, NAARM has nailed it in the head. He says,
Muslims are backward and they have become secluded. This is the fact. Of late the government & the society have accepted this glaring fact. The findings of Rajinder Sachar Committee have also substantiated the case.
However, Muslims in India shall not wait for the government or any other agency to ameliorate their conditions.
The initiative to come out has to be taken by themselves only.
Self help is the best way out. Globalization & economic reforms, have opened up a lot of opportunities. It is for us to grab them with both the hands.
Dr S M Ilyas said these piece of advice while addressing the valedictory session of a National Conference at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) on Exclusionary Perspectives for Muslims & Marginalized Groups. held in Hyderabad recently.
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