Citizens for Justice and Peace

‘Status of Bengal Muslims still dismal’

01, Jun 2014

Express News Service | Kolkata | June 1, 2014 3:08 am
Seven years after the Rajendra Sachar Committee report on Muslims was published, a non-government organisation has brought out a status report on the socio economic condition of Muslims of West Bengal.
Underlining that there has been no improvement in their condition under the Trinamool Congress-led government, the report claims that at least 65 per cent of Muslims are engaged in “petty, low-income and precarious livelihoods”. Muslims constitute 25-26 per cent of Bengal population.
While 19.52 per cent are still illiterate, only 1.86 per cent of the total population are post graduates, the report, published by Association SNAP and Guidance Guild, reveals further.


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