Thousands of Muslims under the aegis of Tamil Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) marched from Ramlila Ground towards Parliament on Wednesday to draw the attention of government towards the socio-economical and educational backwardness of Indian Muslims.
Former Prime Minister VP Singh flagged off the march early in the day. Jamiat-e-Ulama, Jamaat-e-Islami, Muslim Personal Law Board, Milli Council and other Muslim organisations participated in the demonstration.
They were urging for implementation of Sachar Committee's recommendations and declaring entire Muslim populace as backward. Holding placards the demonstrators demanded protection of minority character of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Jamia Millia Islamia and similar institutions. Tamil Munetra Kazhgam's chief Professor MH Jawahirullah led the march. Activistis of Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, All India United Muslim Morcha, Indian Union Muslim League and several leaders, MLAs, ministers addressed the gathering.
It is not surprising that once again this huge rally did not get the coverage in mainstream media or electronic channels.