Muslim Interest in Railway Services should not be ignored
In his letter to Mahamana dated 12 March 1930 writes; You have done a great harm to the Hindu cause by saying in the Assembly that the minority interest should not be ignored; your remarks are not based on facts and figures. You have overlooked the fact of the pancity of Hindus in all the Railway workshops, could you not draw the attention of the Railway Member to this point.
Hindu Element, no doubt, predominates in the offices but a corresponding preponderance of Mohmedans Element in prevalent in the Railway Workshops. Hither to the Clerical appointments were distributed in equal number but in the case of recruitment for Workshops this is not being done and Hindus are not admitted.
The case stands thus the Mohmedans have two benefits i.e. they are being given an equal share in the Service and have the sole monopoly of the Railway Workshops.
As a result of the discussion in the Assembly the Agent N.W. Ry LAHORE has issued a circular that no appointments should, in future, be given to the Hindus. Are you able to turn the table now? Certainly not. Will you please call upon the Railway Member to place on table a statement, showing the numerical strength of Hindus and Muslims in all the Railway Workshops? The Hindus come to zero figure.
A socialist worker