Tamil Nadu Government agrees to start women's college for Muslims with rider

Calls on Tamil Nadu Wakf Board to donate land for cause.

Chennai: The state government on Thursday conveyed to the Assembly its willingness to start women’s college for Muslims provided the Wakf Board offered land.

Intervening the speech of legislator Thamimun Ansari M in the Assembly, Finance Minister D. Jayakumar said the government was not averse to helping their cause in education and upliftment.

“We have no objection to starting the women’s college if the Tamil Nadu Wakf Board is wiling to provide land,” he informed the Assembly.

Also, responding positively to various demands put forth by Mr. Ansari (of Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi), Mr. Jayakumar said the government would facilitate the establishment of the Aligarh Muslim University Centre in Chennai if the TN Wakf Board provides 100 acres land.

“The government will positively consider a proposal to construct a hostel for working women,” he added. Later, Mr. Ansari drew the attention of the Assembly House to enhancing the salary of the MLAs, and said the legislators in New Delhi were provided Rs. 2 lakh. He suggested a similar package could be worked out for TN Assembly members too. Speaker P. Dhanapal however said, “as l egislators, we should argue for the people and not for ourselves.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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