GUWAHATI: The Sadou Asom Goria-Moria-Deshi Jatiya Parishad on Thursday welcomed the Assam Government’s Budget proposal to create the Development Corporation for Indigenous Muslims.
Presenting the State Budget for 2019-20 in the Assembly on Wednesday, the Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the government will establish a Development Corporation for the indigenous Muslims which will take up various programs aimed at the holistic development of the community.
“Once the corporation is formed during the course of the year, I will immediately allocate a sum of Rs. 100 crore for taking up various developmental and employment-related activities. The community, off late, has been facing a crisis of identity and the developmental wave seems to have skipped this community. It is high time that the State initiated a special and focused program aimed at the all-round developmental of this community,” Sarma said.
Chief Advisor of Sadou Asom Goria-Moria-Deshi Jatiya Parishad Sahir Bhuyan told reporters on Thursday that creation of the Development Corporation for Indigenous Muslims is a long pending demand of the Parishad. He said no one should play politics with the proposed Development Corporation. Executive president of the Parishad Nurul Haq said the indigenous people are facing various harassments due to politics played by vested interest groups.
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