By Santosh Singh

The All India Pasmanda Muslim Mahaz (AIPMM), an organisation working for backward Muslims, released a report based on the Bihar caste survey on Tuesday, while demanding that the Centre bring in a stringent law against mob lynching and check “bulldozer culture” against the accused in a crime, claiming that almost all the victims of both such excesses belong to the Pasmanda community.

The report, which was released in Delhi, also seeks reservation for Pasmanda Muslims in private sectors, given their poor socio-economic conditions.

While the BJP, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been wooing Pasmanda Muslims in a strategic move, given that the larger Muslim community remains alienated with the party, the AIPMM report is equally critical of both the party and AIMIM. “We consider the politics of the RSS, BJP and AIMIM to be complementary to each other,” says the report.

The AIPMM report ‘Bihar Caste Survey 2022-2023 and Pasmanda Agenda’ says: “Ninety-five per cent of the victims of mob lynching and excesses by government bulldozers belong to the Pasmanda community. Our demand is that a strict law be made against this. The Collector and SP of the district where such an incident occurs should be made accountable for it. In such incidents, compensation should be given to the family of the deceased and a government job should be given to a person from that family.”

The report also sets an agenda for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, including a demand for “reservation in private sectors”.

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