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Mohammad Asrarul Haque

Mohammad Asrarul Haque (15 February 1942 – 7 December 2018), also known as Maulana Asrarul Haque Qasmi, was an Indian politician. He was a member of the Indian Parliament, and represented Kishanganj seat. He was also the state president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind.

Mohommad Asrarul Haque
Member of the India Parliament
for Kishanganj
In office
2009–2018
Preceded byTasleem Uddin
Personal details
Born(1942-02-15)15 February 1942
Vill. Tarabari, Kishanganj
Died7 December 2018(2018-12-07) (aged 76)
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Late Smt. Salma Khatoon
Children5
ResidenceVill. Tarabari, Kishanganj
Alma materDarul Uloom Deoband (M.A)
As of 12 December, 2016
Source: [1]

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Personal lifeEdit

Haque married Salma Khatoon on 16 May 1965. She died on 9 July 2012. He had two sons and three daughters.[1]

Political careerEdit

Haque won from the Kishanganj seat in the 2009 Indian general election by contesting on an Indian National Congress ticket.[2] In the 2014 general election, he contested against Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Dilip Jaiswal.[3] He retained his seat in the election, polling the highest number of votes in the state.[4]

Haque's tenure as a Member of Parliament saw the establishment of a 224-acre (91 ha) centre for Aligarh Muslim University in Kishanganj. However, as of May 2014, only the Bachelor of Education course was being offered. Two Circles wrote that the condition of government colleges was "disappointing" and blamed Haque for not taking steps for their improvement.[4]

Haque was also a member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the president of All India Milli Council.[5]

ViewsEdit

Right wing politicsEdit

Haque felt that Indians will "strongly resist" any attempt of the government to drop the Article 370 which bestows a special status on the state of Jammu and Kashmir.[6]

Citing the fact that the Bharatiya Janata Party had secured 31% of the votes in the 2014 general election (which means 69% people voted for other parties), Haque claimed the party had no right to modify the constitution.[6] About BJP, Haque has written that if even though the party had promised to create more employment after coming to power, it had failed to do so. He also criticised the central government for attempting to create a cashless economy.[7]

Islamic terrorismEdit

Haque said that in the 21st century, there is an "international Zionist conspiracy" which asserts that Islam promotes terrorism. He also criticised Boko Haram and said the organisation was a part of the conspiracy.[8] Noted Islamic scholar Maulana Mohammed Asrarul Haq Qasmi, who represented Kishanganj in Lok Sabha passed away today, i.e. on Friday, 7 December 2018 at 3:30 am. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajeoon. He suffered from heart attack. Earlier he was quite well. Yesterday evening he attended a programme at Darul Uloom Suffah founded by him at Kishanganj and addressed students and teachers.

Maulana set up 163 primary educational institutions and also established Milli girls schools in Kishanganj, Bihar. He also distributed relief materials among the victims of Tsunami and floods in Bihar. He was the secretary of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, Member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Vice-President of All India Milli Council, President of All India Talimi wa Milli Foundation. He was also the state president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maulana Asrarul Haque Qasmi's wife passes away". Milli Gazette. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Kishanganj Lok Sabha Elections and Results 2014". Elections. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Bihar betters 2009 poll tally, records over 59% turnout". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Challenges for Kishanganj MP Maulana Qasmi". Two Circles. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Maulana Asrarul Haque talks about his work as MP of Kishanganj". Two Circles. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Don't tamper with the Constitution: Maulana Asrar-ul-haq to Narendra Modi government on Article 370". DNA India. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  7. ^ "The Urdu Press: Three Years". The Indian Express. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Boko Haram causing infamy to Islam and Muslims:Maulana Asrarul Haque". Milli Gazette. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Mohammed Taslimuddin
Member of Parliament
for Kishanganj

2009 – 2018
Succeeded by
Vacant