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Jasim of Aligarh wanted ban on BJP, now gives scholarship in Modi's name

Here we are sharing some old emails of this turncoat, Jasim Mohammad, who used to be glued to Mahesh Bhatt campaigning for the Congress and attacking BJP

On 14 April 2017 we received a press release which read "Forum for Muslim Studies & Analysis (FMSA) presented Narendra Modi Scholarship for Muslim Students to the beneficiaries amid a discussion held on Education: A Tool of Development “today at Media Centre Aligarh. It may be recalled that the Forum for Muslim Studies & Analysis (FMSA) had launched Narendra Modi Scholarship for Muslim Students worth Rs. 5000 in 2016-17 session as a onetime assistance for which the financial contributions have been extended by Muslim Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCC)...On the occasion Forum for Muslim Studies & Analysis (FMSA) Director Dr. Jasim Mohammad said that communities receive importance according to their contribution in national development. If Muslims want to have a status in Indian society and economic empowerment then there is no other way but to educate them. He said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is committed to develop the country under his policy of Sab Ka Saath Sab Ka Vikas, it is very necessary that we strengthen his hands. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is Symbol of Development."

Jasim is in the centre, "holding" Modi with both hands.

This sudden unconditional love of Jasim for Modi after 2014 has not gone unrewarded. On 21st March this year, Dr Jasim Mohammad was appointed as Media Consultant at Public Relations Office of Aligarh Muslim University. AMU said in a statement "Dr Jasim Mohammad has been appointed as the Media Consultant-Press and Social Media in the Public Relations Office for a period of six months or till the vacancy exists until further orders. Dr Jasim, who is an author of more than two dozen books in English, Urdu and Hindi languages will be primarily concerned with media management, social management and printing press."   Here we are reproducing some old emails of this turncoat as it as:
  1. Mahesh Bhatt led Karwan-e-Bedari in Rampur and Bareilly
  2. Jasim announcing that his pocket organisation will file PIL in the Supreme Court against Modi. 
  3. Jasim's pocket org. demanded ban on BJP.
  4. "Lok Sabha Elections-2014 & Muslims" by Jasim Mohammad

1. Mahesh Bhatt led Karwan-e-Bedari in Rampur and Bareilly

Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:07:49 +0530 From: Jasim Mohammad   14-4-2014: Karwaan-e-Bedari of the Millat Bedari Muhim Committee (MBMC), Aligarh has entered in the Uttar Pradesh on its first leg with an aim to mobilise Muslim electorates in favour of Congress, the Karwan reached Rampur from Delhi where Mahesh Bhatt and Actor Ravi Kishan not only addressed several meetings in Muslim localities but also campaigned door to door.  

Jasim (right)   Afterwards the Karwan moved to Bareilly and distributed pamphlets among Muslim masses. The Karwan members mainly senior teachers of the Aligarh Muslim University fanned out to Muslim dominated areas and convinced the voters to back the Congress for defeating communal forces.   Addressing the public meeting at Rampur and Bareilly, Mahesh Bhatt called upon the deprived section and Muslims to vote the Congress for continuity and to save the nation from chaos and communalism. Ravi Kishan mainly addressed women issues and said that the empowerment of women and minorities are two most important issues and only Congress can deliver the positive results. Convener of Karwan Jasim Mohammad said that our aim behind the mobilization of marginalized classes and Muslim is to ensure secular government. Without naming BJP or Modi he said that some political forces are trying to hijack the Indian democracy and it is our duty to save the nation from chaos. He said that now Karwan will move to Lucknow and adjoining constituencies on 23 April in which Alia Bhatt film actress will also participate. Elaborating on future plans, Jasim Mohammad said that Karwan will also cover eastern UP to ensure defeat of communal forces.   It should be noted that 50-60 senior teachers and scholar of Aligarh Muslim University are part of Karwan who has great influence in respective constituencies.   [End of Email]  

2. Jasim announcing that his pocket organisation will file PIL in the Supreme Court against Modi. 

Subject: MBMC Is Filing PIL against Paid Modi Coverage by Media Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:11:41 +0530 From: Jasim Mohammad   MBMC Is Filing PIL against Paid Modi Coverage by Media   Aligarh, April 27 : The Millat Bedari Muhim Committee (MBMC), Aligarh Executive Committee has decided to file a PIL in the Supreme Court on the wide coverage by the media particularly by electronic media of BJP Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi.   Elaborating on the decision taken in the meeting of Executive Committee held today at the Media Centre Aligarh, General Secretary of MBMC Jasim Mohammad told media persons that, "in the entire election period it is common knowledge that the some TV channels telecasted programmes based on Narendra Modi in various aspects including fixed interviews to influence the voters. He further added that, "we are surprised that why the secular parties did not approached the Election Commission of India or the Supreme Court to contain this indirect campaigning of Modi by the corporate houses through the channels ? Ha said that the MBMC is filing a PIL with request to Supreme Court to take stock of the time allocated to Narendra Modi and other national leaders. It is also requested that the court take into account the revenue earned by the channels through advertisements and other coverages of Modi and BJP. Jasim Mohammad pointed out that the Supreme Court had strictly banned the paid news but some channels have committed the contempt of court by adopting indirect methods. He gave example of "Aap ki Adalat" progrramme anchored by Rajat Sharma on INDIA TV channel which was exposed to be a fix interview.   Jasim Mohaamad said that, " not only the TV channels and a section of print media influenced the electorate and tried to confuse them by allocating un-proportional time to Narendra Modi but they have also engaged in disinformation campaign which has nearly partialized the current Lok Sabha elections. He also raised questions over the poll surveys of the TV channels and said that the Supreme Court has been requested in PIL to take up the forecastes of these channels and issue notices to them to file whole details and proceedures adopted them during their so called surveys.   Jasim Mohammad expressed hope that the Apex Court will certainly take up the PIL under discussion in larger interest of country. He further added that PIL will contain such mal-practices which are being used to hijack the Indian democracy presently by the saffron brotherhood.   [End of Email]

3. Jasim's pocket org. demanded ban on BJP.

Subject: FMSA demanded ban on BJP Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 17:04:28 +0530 From: Jasim Mohammad   FMSA demanded ban on BJP   Press Release   Aligarh 07 April 2014: Forum for Muslim Studies & Analysis (FMSA), Aligarh has sharply reacted to provocative statements of the leaders during the current Lok-Sabha elections and the manifesto released by the BJP.   India is historically and constitutionally a secular country but some political parties like BJP are misusing religion which is also violation of model of coduct said Prof. Razaullah Khan while chairing a political scenario analysis meeting at Media Centre Aligarh. He said that the way in which BJP UP Incharge Amit Shah has provoked majority community in Shamli and Muzaffarnagar area exposes the mentality of the BJP and now Indian voters should realize that the real meaning of Gujarat model of development is not development but destruction.   Secretary General of FMSA Jasim Mohammad said that the threatening from Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasndhra Raje Sendhia was not expected as she is holding a constitutional position. He pointed out that now BJP has disclosed that Ram Mandir issue is included in its agenda and that has exploded the development myth of Narendra Modi. He said that nobody should be allowed to play with unity and integrity of the nation. He demanded that Election Commission should impose ban on those who are misusing religion for electoral gains.   AMU EC Member Dr. Mohammad Shahid said that presently the nation is standing on a cross-road from where we can either move to another social division or to the development and now masses of the country have to decide about the future course of action. He said the way in which Amit Shah tried to initiate violence has no other example in history of political India.   Prof. Humayun Murad said that it is certain that Indian citizen will not allow another division of country by Hindutva forces. He pointed out that the BJP has realized that it cannot sail through election easily and so is trying to misuse religion and violence. He said that saner elements of India should rise and oppose destructive forces.   In the end of meeting FMSA passed a resolution demanding cancellation of registration of communal political parties immediately. In another resolution FMSA has appealed to masses to use their voting rights to defeat forces of violence, destruction and division.   [End of Email]

4. "Lok Sabha Elections-2014 & Muslims" by Jasim Mohammad

Subject: "Lok Sabha Elections-2014 & Muslims" by Jasim Mohammad Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:46:05 +0530 From: Jasim Mohammad   "Lok Sabha Elections-2014 & Muslims"                                                      * Jasim Mohammad The process of election for 16th Lok Sabha has already begin. Nearly all political parties and leaders are trying to capture Muslim votes just because they knew it well that without their support, power in Centre cannot be achieved. In the elections two words development and inclusive politics are being used or rather misused to influence the voters and all the voters irrespective of their religious or cattiest tag should take care not to fall on those words as they are just a misnomer. Before deciding in favour of any political party one should also analyse the past track record. In doing so only negative points must not be considered but emphasis should be given to positive ones. Secondly we should understand that the current elections are not simple elections. Perhaps this is the first election which is being contested directly by corporate houses. In earlier elections the corporate houses never indulged directly in election process and used to give only donations to the political parties. But in the current elections they are directly in the field and are backing Narendra Modi who has been declared Prime Ministerial candidate by the BJP. Students of political history of India knew well that the big business houses had always cherished the desire to have their own "man" in control of New Delhi and if the masses failed to take correct decision in present elections, then that long cherished dream of corporate houses is going to be realised and the results will be horrified.                    Muslim community is standing on a cross-road. Historically they have been always cheated politically. Without going into back history, only the recent example of Samajwadi Party is sufficient to convey the message. In the assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh, Muslims supported and voted the SP enmasse but soon after its taking over the power in state riots began and the government failed to show any indication that it wanted to control those riots and then all hell broke out in Muzaffarnagr where Muslims were selectively butchered. The things did not stopped on that, large number of poor Muslims had to flee their living places and instead of providing any relief to them the UP government went on to accuse some political parties for engineering the riot. Yes, it may have been started by anyone but the UP government was constitutionally duty bound to control them which it did not. Even without providing any alternative place to go or providing security to them to return at their original places, the UP government had bull-dozed the relief camps where more than 40 children had died in acute cold.    Of late the political parties have realised that just during election time they pamper the Muslims and they vote. Political parties have used selected elite personalities to subjugate the Muslims and these innocent people are unable to understand who is really exploiting them. There are vote brokers mainly in Delhi who come out during elections in favour of one or the other party and it is most horrifying to see that poor Muslims believing them to be their massiah just go by them. This is not political maturity at all. Muslim community should re-analyse its stand and take decision accordingly.    In past Muslims have also supported to some other parties like BSP but what happened? Mayawati extended support to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during Gujarat assembly elections. If we closely go by history, Mayawati never condemned demolition of Babri Masjid or Gujarat genocide. During her entire tenure, she did not took any step for Muslim welfare or their empowerment and remained engaged in constructing parks and statues. In fact Mayawati has done what even BJP failed to do. Just during her tenure she completely changed the character of UP capital Lucknow. The city has changed from the "City of Nawabs" to "city of Dalit Statues". One may say what difference it will make? The first look of any individual or city is the most important for highlighting or burying its history and Mayawati succeeded in achieving that.   There are some other small political parties too who ditched the Muslims but they have not much presence and are limited to selective areas like Rashtriya Lok Dal ( RLD) It has its some influence in western Uttar Pradesh. Muslims supported RLD in entire belt beginning from Meerut to Muzaffarnagar but the party led by Ch. Ajit Singh kept a deadly silence on Muzaffarnagar riots. Ajit Singh was not far off, he may have travelled to Muzaffarnagar in a very short time but he did not. In these elections RLD has alliance with the Congress.   As far as the BJP is concerned , we all know its real and hidden agenda but in the current elections, the BJP has taken a clever shield over his hidden agenda of Hindu Rashtra and that is the development issue. No doubt development is very important issue for any individual, society or country but it is useless without guarantee of security . In fact security and justice delivery comes before the development. The BJP has taken the development just to legitimise itself politically otherwise the whole tenure of Narendra Modi in Gujarat prove that the real meaning of BJP development is the development of "few" has and that "few" never included Muslims. In my view Muslims does not need development, they badly need justice. If justice is done then they may prosper and develop themselves.    These elections are turning point in the political history of India from where either it will go to the path of secularism and inclusive politics or may deviate to a Hindu rashtra with exclusive politics. Interestingly the out-come or result is not in the hands of BJP or Hindutva Brigade but in the hands of deprived classes and marginalised masses including Muslims. So care should be taken in finalising choice of political party to be backed by Muslims. Any wrong decision may lead us to a point of "no return".   Let us discuss the oldest political party of India, the Congress. There is no doubt that the Congress failed to fullfill aspirations of the Muslims but despite that fact, it is also a fact that the Congress tried very hard to take up Muslim welfare honestly. During its first term in centre, UPA (1) appointed the Sachar Committee to unearth real socio-economic status of Muslims. It was always known that the Muslim community is lagging behind other communities but UPA (1) appointed Sachar Committee to give it an authenticity for using its report in future to develop Muslim society. It is a very simple point that such a historical backwardness cannot be removed in a short span of time. When UPA(1) began implementing recommendations of Sachar Committee next elections of Lok Sabha arrived. It was necessary that the UPA Alliance is given a second term to under-take remaining recommendations. And fortunately Muslims gave it that chance in some states but in UP they divided their votes . It must be kept in mind that by casting votes in favour of regional parties we are harming our own interests.   On national level the contest is between two parties : the Congress and the BJP. By supporting other regional parties we are only supporting BJP indirectly which is not desirable by any definition.                         UPA government led by Congress took some very important steps. Introduction of Right To Information Act (RTI) is no mean achievement. Though it is not exclusively for Muslims but indirectly they gain much from it. Another very important action was the Right to Education (RTE). Though I feel that we ourselves failed to take its much advantage but RTE is most important for Muslims. Leaving aside some other steps like identification of 90 Muslim concentrated districts and special packages to it, releasing another package of 66crore rupees to the Sari industry of Banaras and Carpet industry of Bhadohi (Mirzapur) and making efforts to provide reservation to Muslims which could not take concrete shape due to judicial interventions. Let us scrutinise some other decisions.                         Due to the policies of Congress led UPA government for the first time the public sector banks have crossed their target of loaning to weaker sections of society including Muslims. In fact the efforts were made by the government in June 2006  itself when for the first time an authentic list was prepared of the Muslim concentrated areas where banks are needed and the public sector banks were directed to open their branches in those areas First they were ordered to give 13% of the total loans to the minorities but later the target was increased to 15% The recent data of banks have revealed that on the closing of 31 December 2013 a total of Rs. 2,11,451,73 crore was loaned to minorities which comes as 15.24% of the total loaning. The government also initiated a monitoring system and the Finance Ministry officials began monitoring and due to that the banks crossed their target in June 2013. Interestingly political analysts point out that in the states where branches of banks were opened, the Congress gained politically like the Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnatka and UP. The under-mentioned chart points out real picture :   .................................................................   Year            Loaned Amount ( in Crores)           Target          Target Achieved ........................................................... 2008-09        82,865                                         13%             11.42% 2009-10        1,12,039                                       15%             13.14% 2010-11         1,43,397                                      15%             14.16% 2011-12        1,64,748                                       15%              14.55% 2012-13         1,85,234                                      15%             14.59% 2013-14        2,11,452                                        15%            15.24% .......................................................................................   Apart of that the UPA government took steps to preserve Waqf properties and tried to pass the Anti-Communal Violence Bill but failed due to disruptions of the BJP in Parliament.   As I have earlier said that these elections are not simple one, so we have to chalk out a fool proof strategy to defeat the communal forces on ground level. India badly needs a secular government and to achieve that target the Congress is the only option. It should be given another chance to implement its remaining plans. In this connection I would like to point out that Muslims and Congress both should take up some immediate steps as the days for voting are not far ahead.   The Congress                          It is the oldest party in country with a secular tradition and culture. Some time I really worry that why the Congress fails to take advantage of its ground level welfare works. Perhaps its leader fail to highlight their achievements among masses. For example how many people are aware that due to Congress the public sector banks are easily loaning seed money to the minorities. Congress high command should take services of the local NGOs to highlight such things. In practice what Congress bosses do is to collect only some well established religious and social leaders based at Delhi who just make bargains for their own personal gains. Instead the Congress should engage ground level small town NGOs and social workers. Secondly the package released by UPA government for Banarasi Sari and Bhadohi Carpet industry is a revolutionary step which has saved these dying industries but till moment I have not heard anybody to point out that in TV debates of in any other forum. Congress must take political milage of its affirmative actions.     Muslim Community   Indian Muslims should understand that the core ideology of Congress is secular and it is a natural party for them. They cannot achieve much by deserting it. They deserted Congress and betted on SP what happened? Only lap-tops cannot develop such a backward society at all. Further the current elections are between Hindutva forces led by BJP and secular forces led by Congress and we have to chose between a Tiranga Hindustan and a Bhagva Hindurashtra.    Hence intellectually it may be advised that the Muslim community come out enmasse in support of the Congress, only then this country can be saved from chaos.   History never forgives anyone. If today we failed to take correct assessment and decision then the future generations will not excuse us for our lapses and historians will certainly write that we lacked initiate and farsightness.     * The writer is Secretary General of Millat Bedari Muhim Committee (MBMC) Aligarh and can be reached at & 09997063595

[End of Email]


Mr Jasim Mohammad’s rejoinder

MG has received the following rejoinder from Mr Jasim Mohammad on 14 May, 2017:

The  Editor in Chief/Manager/Moderator The  Milli Gazette  Online Fortnightly  New Delhi    Sub : Recent publication of of an article , " Jasim of Aligarh wanted ban on BJP , now gives scholarship in Modi`s name " and continuously attempting to malign me.   Dear Sir/madam,  

I am noticing that that The  Milli Gazette  is indulging in defaming and maligning me  since a long time . Though I treat that The Milli Gazette is serving national and community cause  but am unable to understand why you provide space  to people who have  only one  aim to target me.

In this connection  I wish to point you that an article  , " Jasim of Aligarh wanted ban on BJP  , now gives scholarships in Modi`s name "  by Editor/Modaretor ( The  Milli Gazette Online , 22 April 2017 ) .In respect of that please note that :

1. I have never joined any political party nor am interested in politics at all .

2.  My only concern is community and its development  .

3. During every regime  , presently under Bharatiya Janta Party and earlier during Congress  regime  . I have always supported any person or party on issues . Earlier I have  supported and also opposed Congress on number of occasions .

4- As fa far as BJP is concerned , I am not its member nor I have  worked for it any time .

5- Shri Narendra Modi ji is Prime  Minister of the country and when I want to improve status of my community then to whom I will go ?

6- I have  read and observed Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji deeply and am convinced that he earnestly want to develop country which is not possible without development every section of society . I have  supported his those developmental policies which are greatly meaningful for Muslims .

7- Have  I committed any crime by taking up problems and aspirations of Muslims and making a bridge between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Muslim masses ?

8- I wish to tell you that I have also written / edited seven books on Prime  Minister Narendra Modi as at least I think that he is delivering results .

9- In a democracy every one has right of freedom of expression and chose his way . Why you allow your space to people who want to snatch my that right ? 

10- If you will allow  your space  to be  used by vested interests then you will lose your credibility .

     It is requested to you that please take  care and do not encourage my adversaries to target me  in your publications . This is not healthy journalism .

I hope that you will take care in future. Thanking you in anticipation . Regards, Dr. Jasim Mohammad Director Forum for Muslim Studies & Analysis (FMSA), Aligarh (An Umbrella Body of Indian Muslim Organisations) 09997063595 Email: jasimofficeXXX@XXXcom


MG's reply:

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your rejoinder which will be placed soon under the same report you refer to. We have nothing against you in person. In fact, I never met you and I am not in contact with any person or group of Aligarh or elsewhere in this context although over the years people from AMU have consistently given bad opinion about you including some who now stand with you in photographs. I started observing you when you joined the coterie usurping Jamia Urdu, which, I think, does not consist of rightful and honest people. I was part of the group consisting of Syed Shahabuddin, Sayyid Hamid and others who spoke against the usurpation of Jamia Urdu by the said coterie. You have now left Jamia Urdu and I am not aware of, or even bothered to know, the reason. I am for transparency and cleanliness in politics and public life and this alone is the reason why we wrote about you in the past and recently. Please rest assured I have nothing against you in person.

Best regards

Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan