GUWAHATI: The first meeting of the newly constituted All India Milli Council (AIMC), Assam Unit was held at Haji Musafirkhana, Islampur in the city on Sunday. The meeting commenced with the recitation from the Holy Quran and thereafter special supplication was offered for peace and prosperity of the country, a communiqué stated.
It may be recalled that AIMC was set up in 1992 to mobilise public opinion against the growing trends of fascism, communal hatred and violence; to promote, strengthen goodwill and fraternal relations among all the communities and restore the atmosphere of mutual trust among them and to try to protect the honour, lives, properties and culture of all Indians, specially the minorities and all oppressed classes. During the last 25 years, AIMC had taken up several projects to create awareness about the need for education among the backward sections of the society.
At the beginning of Sunday’s meeting, the proceedings of the last meeting held September 11, 2018, were read out by Inamuddin Ahmed, secretary, and confirmed by the house. In his president’s address, Hafiz Rashid Ahmed Choudhury, leading lawyer of the State, urged upon the members of the newly constituted state unit to work heart and soul for the peace and welfare of the state and the country. He urged the different cells of the unit to get into action and take up various programmes for creating awareness among people about human rights, need for education, health and hygiene.
NI Choudhury, Secretary, Legal Cell, announced plans for programmes at the district level for creating legal awareness among the public so that they can play a positive role in upholding human rights and rule of law. Abdul Qayyum Al-Aman, Vice President, Assam State Unit was nominated to represent the state at the AIMC General Council scheduled to be held at Shahranpur (UP) during November 17-18, 2018, the communique added.