April 21, 2019

Islamic Development Bank and Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas?

From MMS to NAMO

Nawab Ali Yavar Jung is an important name for Indians. Not many people may know but it is high time details about this high profile Indian and his contribution are narrated.

December 11 is his death anniversary. I had thought to write an article on the said date but then I had to prepone the article after I read about Sharia Compliant Islamic Banking being launched in Maharashtra.

Vote bank politics will always be there. When Shri Manmohan Singh said the same we all felt bad.

The definition of poor can’t be different based on religion. Is it a crime to be born in a poor HINDU HOME?


No matter what you call Participatory Banking or anything else. At a time when we are discussing UCC, such step to appease a particular community is not in good taste.

There is a difference between helping financially weaker section of the society. And helping a community.

The message SABKA SAATH SABKA VIKAS is hollow if any scheme is inclined towards a community.

BJP leader and state cooperation minister Subhash Deshmukh has launched Sharia-compliant Islamic banking through Lokmangal Cooperative Bank Ltd. He claims most loans would be given to poor muslims.

Back to Diplomat Nawab Ali Yavar Jung. He served as Vice Chancellor of Osmania University from 1945 to 1946 and Ali Yavar Jung1948 to 1952. The he was Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University from  1965 to 1968. Though a Muslim he opposed reservation based on religious background.

He was ambassador to Argentina Egypt Yogoslavia Greece France United States. Lastly, he was appointed Governor of Maharashtra in 1971 and continued till his death in 1976.

He was awarded Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.

A major stretch of the road between Bandra and Borivali on western express highway is named after him.

Wonder if he was alive today what would be his thoughts on reservation and priority based on religion and not financial background?

Picture Credit: Geni Kashmir Reader

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