Educate Muslims to uplift country: Jaiswal

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    If India wants to figure among the developed nations of the world, the first step she needs to undertake is to educate its Muslims, said Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal. Speaking at a conference on 'Twelfth Five Year Plan and Minorities' in Lucknow on Sunday, the minister said, "The importance of education should be conveyed to Indian Muslims and acquaint them with the schemes brought by the Centre for their welfare so that they derive maximum utilisation." "It is your responsibility to make the government answerable; to take two steps and ask it to take four steps," he added.

    Member of the Steering Committee of the Planning Commission, Maulana Fazlur Rahim Muiaddidi said, "According to my own calculations, a whopping Rs 1 lakh crore have been allotted for the Uttar Pradesh Muslims under social services."

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