The volume attempts to gauge and analyse the level of denial and deprivation faced by Indian Muslims by evaluating their status after a gap of several years of Sachar Committee (2006) and Rangnath Mishra Commission (2007) Reports. It presents and discusses the current conditions with respect to outcome indicators such as population, education, economy, poverty, unemployment, consumption level, availability of bank loans, infrastructure and civic facilities and representation in government employment. By placing facts in perspective, it also discusses community-specific issues such as use of Urdu, madrasa education and Waqf.
In the post-Sachar era, governments started many schemes to improve the condition of Muslims whose reach and impact is assessed with the help of latest data. It presents the social structure of Muslims, presence of OBCs and Dalits and suggests a practical pattern for reservation. It follows up the process of implementation of recommendations of these reports and highlights how the governments adopted tokenism, attempted to implement minor recommendations and shied away from major ones.
The volume highlights the lopsided attitude of the previous UPA governments, hostile attitude of the present NDA regime and accelerated marginalization of Muslims in today’s scenario due to open discrimination, mob-violence, lynching and hate crimes in the name of various communal issues.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Two Reports 3. Reactions to the Reports 4. Minorities and their Rights 5. Population of Muslims and Related Issues 6. Educational Condition 7. Urdu 8. Madrasas 9. Economic and Employment Condition 10. Access to Banks and Bank Credit 11. Social and Physical Infrastructure 12. Poverty, Consumption and Standards of Living 13. Government Employment 14. Wakf Properties 15. Deprived Sections in Muslims and Affirmative Actions 16. Government Programmes and Schemes in the Post-Sachar Era 17. Status of Implementation of Sachar Committee Recommendations 18. Status of Implementation of Rangnath Mishra Commission Recommendations 19. Reports after Two Reports 20. Conclusion