Glory be to Taj Mahal, the
everlasting epitome of love, timeless poetry in marble, one of the
greatest wonders of the world, the most beautiful building on the face
of the earth, one can never have enough of it. Wah Taj.
Behind this flawless manif
estation of human effort lies one irrefutable truth - yes, the human
effort. Thousands of workers, masons, artists, artisans and others
toiled for decades to create this masterpiece. While the world beholds
the Taj and remembers Shah Jehan only a chosen few look beyond what
beholds the eye and try to reconstruct the lives of the nameless and
faceless denizens whose efforts got translated into the epic beauty
called the Taj Mahal and whose descendants continue to be at the bottom
of the heap even today.
Shabbir Ansari is the foremost
among them and the All India Muslim OBC Organisation is the body that
has spearheaded this movement of mass awakening, the exercise to contact
and connect the most backward of Muslims whose fate remains unchanged
in what is euphemistically referred to as the Great Indian Democracy-
unsung, unwanted, unheard and unseen. Although the govts ,day in and day
out, announce their concern for these hapless victims of unlimited
bigotry, rarely do we come across gestures that can change their lives ,
raise them above the level of mere sustenance, mere subsistence-
leaving it to the likes of Shabbir Ansari to fend for them, to raise
their demands and fight for attaining what is rightfully theirs.
Thus a movement is born- the
Muslim OBC Movement. The All India Muslim OBC Organisation under the
able leadership of its protagonist Alhaj Shabbir Ahmed Ansari, has
always propagated reservation for the most backward amongst Muslims-
Ansaris, Momins, Julahas,Telis, Tambolis, Bagwans, Salmanis, Faqirs,
Qasabs and a whole lot of others and they have succeeded too, as in
Mharashtra, where the doors of Reservation have opened up for upto 85%
of the Muslim population which is covered under the umbrella of Other
Backward Classes [OBCs].