1. Critical for India to empower Muslims through education: Frank Islam

Critical for India to empower Muslims through education: Frank Islam

Many Muslims in India remain economically disadvantaged and for the country to achieve full potential it is critical to empower them through education, an eminent Indian-American philanthropist has said.

By: | Washington | Published: September 12, 2017 5:04 AM
Scholarship, Indian-American IT entrepreneur, Frank Islam & Debbie Driesman Foundation, Alfred Friendly Press Partners, Frank Islam The stage is being set in India for change to work toward Sir Syed’s vision of peaceful coexistence, collaboration and communal harmony, said Frank Islam. (Image Source: Website)

Many Muslims in India remain economically disadvantaged and for the country to achieve full potential it is critical to empower them through education, an eminent Indian-American philanthropist has said. Frank Islam, while speaking at a gathering of Indian- Americans here to celebrate the 200th birth anniversary of Aligarh Muslim University founder Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, said, “In spite of the begrudging progress, too many Muslims in India remain socially, educationally and economically disadvantaged.” Noting that much has been accomplished in India, the entrepreneur said still much needs to be done and this was especially true for Muslims and other minorities.

Islam, an alumnus of the Aligarh Muslim University, said, “They confront hostility and open prejudice which in turn fuels frustration and desperations. The statistics on Muslims in poverty and without education there are stunning.” Too many Muslim families are trapped in poverty because of lack of education, Islam said. “There is a critical need to empower Muslims through education in order for India to achieve its full potential,” he said.

The stage is being set in India for change to work toward Sir Syed’s vision of peaceful coexistence, collaboration and communal harmony, he said at the event attended by eminent Indian-Americans.

  1. Gaurav Gupta
    Sep 12, 2017 at 4:07 pm
    All other minorities whether it is Jains, sikhs , christians, buddhist are obtaining the same education which is imparted to Hindus and they contribute in nation building but Muslims tend to stay in their own Ghettos and are un willing to accept the challanges of 21st Century. Rather than reforming their own Madarsass and their education system, Muslims tend to view ever move by the Government with suspicion and also the Muslm clerics and their leadership still carries age old regressive traditions to subdue freedom within their own community. What can the rest of the citizens do - The majority and other minorities subsidize their pilgrimages, Hindu temples are Taxed to pay ries to Madarsa teachers, free electricity is given to Masjids and Madarsas, every muslim girl child gets a whopping subsidy when she gets married in a number of states in comparison to nothing being made available to others,The country does its best with available resources , its for Muslims to introspect.
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      pondi
      Sep 12, 2017 at 5:41 am
      without empowering itself..they are selling our country..and they support pakistan..if they are given education..they will divide india ....the only way is to reduce their popluation and try converting them to christians or hindus....this may be harsh comment..they are ticking time bomb either way educated or uneducated.....because Quran teaches that. muslims will never be peaceful...and only if madrasa are destroyed....they will use technology to abuse somebody....see the comments they write social media...they could not even tolerate somebody wearing modern dress from muslim community they only use social media to spread even more anarchy..its not education...the problem is the religion itself..its incompatible to mordern india/hindu religion/christain/jew religion...its simple as that.....its important Hindus in India are united..we have keep them under control....
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