By Mohammad Shahanshah Ansari, IDMV 23rd July 2009
IDMV was formed on 22nd July 2008 to voice out those silent sufferers who are discriminated by the society and ignored by the constitution itself on the basis of religion. In spite of earning the same less than two meals a day, in spite of living in the same broken home and being regarded as close to untouchables, Muslim Dalits have faced a lot in line with Hindu Dalits but are easily ignored by the constitution when it comes to privileges. They are denied SC status by the biased rule of land.
We at IDMV chose to represent such deprived section of people and demand justice for them. Owing to all of our supporters IDMV has been successful in spreading its mission statement and making people aware of the rights of Dalits and OBC Muslims. This noble effort of IDMV has been recongnised and appreciated by many national and regional magazines and news papers throughout India which includes prominent names such as Islamic Voice, Dalit Voice , Milli Gazette, Sadaye-Ansari, Parivartan Prabhakar, Aadivasi Satta and many more.
The zeal and fire of our mission is fueled by all those who choose to comment on the articles and write-ups published on IDMV which are more than 400 in numbers as on date, making IDMV a great resource for any kind of research on Dalit and OBC Muslims. We are thankful to all our readers for their reactions which has helped us improve better and deliver our message more effectively. It has always been encouraging for us and helped us grow faster.
We are currently covering the Petition lodged in Supreme Court demanding SC status for Dalit Muslims by Akhil Maharastra Khatik Samaj, a step closer to our goal. Its hearing in Supreme Court is due on coming 31st July 2009.This series can be access on our website here. We hope a positive response of the government towards this petition and will like your views as well on the same.
Your support and encouragement has made IDMV journey of one year full of hope and has ensured us that we are not alone in this struggle for justice. We hope that the same support and encouragement will continue to flow from your side in future.