In a well-timed move, India's oldest Muslim body Majlis-e-Mushawarat has decided to bury the hatchet between two different groups within itself to put forward the Muslim cause unitedly in an election year.
"After they buried their differences, members of the Mushawarat met UPA chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday evening to push for more central assistance for the Muzaffarnagar riot victims"—The Indian Express reported.
The 16-member delegation also brought out the need for the anti-communal violence Bill so that officials failing to act on time to prevent such clashes are taken into task for dereliction of duty.
It will be interesting to watch if the reunion of the Majlis-e-Mushawarat after 13 years of internal differences will wane the importance of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board which became the focal point regarding Muslim legal matters after the Ayodhya issue got limelight.
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Updated Date: Oct 30, 2013 16:59:10 IST