Mumbai : It is reported that the Fadnavis-Shinde government, which canceled reservation for Muslims, has decided to conduct a survey of Muslim families in 56 cities of the state. This survey was stalled for nine years. Survey of madrassas is going on in Uttar Pradesh. Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat is meeting with prominent Muslims in the country to reduce the tension between the two religions. Therefore, a discussion has started whether BJP and Sangh are trying to attract Muslims. Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has informed that no such survey has been decided. It is reported that the Shinde Fadnavis government will conduct a survey of Muslims in 56 cities like Nanded-Aurangabad-Solapur. How do Muslims live? Information about their education, infrastructure in Muslim areas, health, employment, banks and financial assistance, benefits of government schemes will be collected. A study group was appointed to raise the standard of living of the Muslim community under the chairmanship of Mohammad Ur Rehman. The study group recommended to the state government that the Muslim community should be surveyed. Nothing has happened in the last ten years. As the government that came three months ago took this decision, speculations are being made that what politics is behind it.
There are 56 Muslim-majority cities in the state. The Muslim community constitutes 10.6 percent of the state’s population. 70 percent of the population lives in cities. One fifth lives in rural areas. Greater Mumbai has the highest Muslim population at 21.6 percent. Muslims have only 11 percent representation in government services. 70 percent of people do skilled work. ABP Maja’s statewide team has also learned what Mullah Maulvi, Tarun-Taruni say about the government’s decision.
Religious polarization of Narendra Modi-Amit Shah politics is permanent. This has benefited BJP in 2014-2019 elections. Majority of Hindu opinion is the reason Yogis won back states like Uttar Pradesh. But after the Nupur Sharma case, BJP had to face a lot of opposition at the international level. Recognizing that the atmosphere is tight in the country too, Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat met former Chief Election Commissioner SY Qureshi, Najeeb Jung, RLD leader Najeeb Jung, Chief Imam of Shahu Masjid for 75 minutes at Sangh’s Delhi office. Arrangements will be made for continuous communication between the two religions. In the national executive meeting of Hyderabad, Narendra Modi has said to increase friendship with Muslims, talk to OBCs among Muslims.
How many Muslims in other parts of the state? What is the population of Muslims in the state- Thane 8.6 percent, Aurangabad 5.5 percent, Nashik 5.1 percent, Jalgaon 4.4 percent, Nanded 3.8 percent, Solapur 3.7 percent, Amravati 3.4 percent, Nagpur 2.9 percent, Akola 2.9 percent, Buldhana 2.8 percent, , Mumbai 22 percent , Greater Mumbai is 21.6 percent Muslim. In other districts, 21.75 percent of the population is Muslim.
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