Vijayawada: After bifurcation of the state, Shia Muslims of Andhra Pradesh have constituted the Shia Muslims Ulema Board in the city and decided to meet Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu to submit a representation requesting the latter to resolve their problems.
Addressing a press conference at the Press Club here on Tuesday, the board president Moulana Syed Abbas Bakhari said that the board would submit a representation to the Chief Minister to accord priority to Shia Muslims in filling the nominated posts in the Minority Finance Corporation, Haj Committee, Urdu Academy, State Wakf Board, District Wakf Boards and Minority Commission.
He has asked the government to allocate four per cent reservations to Shia Muslims in addition to the existing four per cent reservations being allotted to Muslims in Andhra Pradesh in educational institutions.
Shia Ulema Board general secretary Mirza Rashid Hussain, former Krishna District Wakf Board chairman Meer Hussain, Moulana Jafarrul Hasan and others were present at the press meet.
They said the Shia Muslims Ulema Board will look after the issues of Shia Muslims on mosques, Madarasas, burial grounds and properties of Shia Muslims. He said the board office was inaugurated in plot number 22 of Commercial Taxes Officers Colony in Gurunanak Nagar.