Twenty six year old Shehzad Poonawalla, social Activist from Delhi, who has been pursuing anti-hate speech cases against former Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy, VHP firebrand leader Praveen Togadia
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What is it that Indian Muslim think? What are their views on issue of development, political representation, discrimination, Women’s rights and the communal violence bill? Shouldn’t somebody care to listen to the Indian Muslims for a change? With 64% of Indian Muslims below the age of 30 years, it surely is time we all did take notice. And here’s how Indian Muslims plan to get their voice heard.
Twenty six year old Shehzad Poonawalla, social Activist from Delhi, who has been pursuing anti-hate speech cases against former Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy, VHP firebrand leader Praveen Togadia and against the propagation of hate-inciting material on social media during the Muzaffarnagar riots recently will now be organising the first-of-its-kind and largest social media conference called the All India Muslim Agenda 2014. (Twitter handle @Aima 2014)
It will kick off as a one day online twitter conference cum Google+ hangout on 6th December, followed by four regional conferences across South, west, east and north east India culminating into a national conference to be held in Delhi on 30th January 2014, which marks the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Over one lakh Participants will be joining the conference and invites are being sent out to all Muslim political parties, Muslim Leader from various political outfits, Muslim NGOs, news and online portals, Muslim bureaucrats, scholars, researchers, intellectuals, business organisations, universities and colleges, seminaries and mosques across India. Special invitations have been extended to Imams, journalists, artists and young women’s from the community to discuss a range of issues including the socio-economic condition and Human Development Index of Muslim in 66 years since Independence, greater political representation of Muslims in legislatures and bureaucracy, extending opportunities for development of skill, sporting talent and entrepreneurship amongst Indian Muslims, role of social media and digital media to promote Muslim issues, role of Muslims in nation building, etc. Contentious issues including the persecution of innocent Muslim in false terror cases, affording equal rights and opportunities for education to Muslim Women under laws, question for reservations for Muslims and Dalit Muslims, implementation of the Justice Sachar Committee Recommendations, justice for the victim of communal carnage and promotion of the peaceful message of Islam through a national inter-faith dialogue will also be discussed in these conferences. Special Facebook and Twitter accounts will be created for those who are not conversant in the use of social media and # AIMA2014 will be tagged to the online conversations that ensues. Affordable tabs smart phones and desktop equipped with internet facility will be made available on a provisional basis to select groups who may not be able to afford or access the same. “Many sponsors have already extended their support for this purpose” informs Shehzad Poonawalla, who estimates that “over 7000-10000 devices will be provided to identified groups of users by on-field volunteers.”
After ensuing discussions, a resolution highlighting the ‘All India Muslim Agenda 2014’ shall be drawn up in the final conference in Delhi and Shall be circulated for inclusion in the manifestos of all political parties in the rum up to the general elections of 2014.
The objective of this conference, according to Shehzad is “to promote a democratic, multi-layered, intra-community conversation that reflects an unfiltered view of the Ummah and to facilitate the seamless communication of this message into the national consciousness if India, that helps in Synchronising our combined efforts towards nation building.
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