Despite receiving sharp criticism from Muslim intellectuals, naysayers and opposition parties last year over the issue of hosting Ramzan treaties like iftar parties and distribution of frivolous gifts during Ramzan season, the BRS government has announced similar bashes again this year that attracts the wrath of the critics once again.
It is important to mention here that the BRS government has announced Ramzan gifts to 4.50 lakh people beside the arrangement of iftar parties at over 800 mosques in the state. An order in this regard has been issued recently signed by Secretary Department of Minority Welfare Ahmed Nadeem.
According to the order, around 448 mosques within Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and 368 mosques in the districts have been identified where iftar parties will be hosted by the government. Apart from this 2.24 lakh Ramzan gifts will be distributed among the fastidious. Remaining over 1,83,500 packets will be distributed in districts. The order also said that the Iftar parties will be limited to 500 people in each mosque followed by distribution of Ramzan gifts.
Terming the government’s treat as covetous attempt to please Muslims in the name of festive tradition which depriving them from their basic and primary rights, Rashed Khan, the Secretary Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) said, “Muslim community need fulfilment of promises made by KCR Government and not the frivolous treats being hosted during Ramzan season for timely appeasement.”
Calling KCR the most double-tongued Chief Minister in the history of Telangana in terms of fulfilling the promises made to Muslim community in the state, he said “Trivial things are being given importance over the primary issues faced by the Muslim community in Telangana.”
“Not even a single promise made to minorities was fulfilled by the KCR Government during the last nine years, he said adding that “Promises like 12 percent Reservation, judicial powers to Wakf Board, loans through Minority Finance Corporation, 2 BHK houses to poor Muslim families, setting up of Islam Centre, Metro Rail in the Old City, Implementation of Urdu as second language, Salaries to Imam and Muazaneen etc., are the primary issues being faced by the Muslims but was thrown to the wind by the KCR government.”
“If the KCR government is sincere enough towards the welfare and wellbeing of the Muslim community, it should have introduced Muslim Bandhu Scheme on par with Dalit Bandhu in the state instead of going for frivolous iftar parties and distribution of Ramzan gifts during the Ramzan season,” he demanded.