Ankur Kalita/New Delhi
In his outreach to the Muslim community of the State, Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma will hold a special meeting with 1,000 Muslim women in the first week of December.
Sources said the meeting will be interactive wherein the chief minister will listen to the perspectives and problems of the women and also seek their suggestions for improving the governance in the State.
The chief minister would discuss important issues including education, health, etc with the women. The idea behind this meeting is to get feedback on the government’s schemes from the people.
Earlier Sarma had held a similar meeting with 150 intellectuals from the Muslim community to issue the population policy.
"We want to work for the Muslim community to reduce the burden of the population. We want to work together with them so that the population in the state is controlled. The population is the main root of social menace like poverty, land encroachment and we can reduce this social menace if the population is reduced," Himanta Biswa Sarma had said.
As per census 2011, Hindus constitute 61.47% of the Assam population while Muslims constitute 34.22 percent of a total 3.12 Crore.
Muslims play important role in the electoral of Assam state forming a significant 34.22% of the total population. Islam is followed with the majority in 9 out of 27 districts.