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Municipal body’s biased attitude in Maharashtra – wiping out the minorities

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Nanded: Nanded Municipal Corporation has released a new version of its information app. But this version of the app shows the biased face of the government as it does not show minority institutions, madarsas, hospitals and names of religious places. The new app fails to show places associated with Muslims, even places like medical stores, hospitals or schools. Previously, these information were there in the app.

An information app was released for the ease of locals. It included information and location of various municipal offices and various information like taxes and ways of contacting various government officials. This was to help stay in better touch with the Nanded Municipal Corporation and help the public access its facilities. Similarly, other data like locations and information about medical halls, religious places were also included in the app.

But these information pertaining to Muslims had been removed and it begs the question if Nanded Municipal Corporation considers Muslims part of the society.

nanded maharashtraLater, about three months ago, Rashtravadi Congress Party Minority Affairs chief Md Zuber Ahmad met with Commissioner, Mayor, Deputy Mayor and other officers. He had requested information about minorities’ inclusion in the app especially Muslim Minority educational centres, pharmacies, mosques, Muslim doctors, khanqah and other information pertaining to Muslim use.

He had asked the matter to be considered soon and the mistake rectified. But when the corporation released the new version, the names of Muslim places were again missing and the Municipal Corporation turned away from its promise to Md Zuber Ahmad.

The historic building of Nanded Municipal Corporation had its name printed in Urdu over it. New renovation got rid of the Urdu script. This is like wiping out the minorities from existence gradually through these little gestures. (Translated from Urdutimes)

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