Bilkis dadi, the face of the Shaheen Bagh anti-CAA protests, and social activist and author Harsh Mander of Karwan-e-Mohabbat had been presented the Quaide Milleth Award for Probity in Political and Public Life on the India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi, on Saturday, a press launch stated.
The award consists of a scarf, quotation and money of ₹2.5 lakh and was presented to the recipients by Navaid Hamid, President, All India Majilis e Mushawarat.
N. Ram, Director, THG Publishing Pvt. Ltd., stated each recipients had made a mark in public life with their dedication and zeal to guard the secular material of the nation. He stated the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is the face of the present oppressive regime. The selfless achievements of the awardees could be really honoured provided that a stance was taken in defence of the Constitution which has been underneath assault for the reason that creation of this regime.
Former Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir and former IAS, Moosa Raza, careworn on the necessity for strengthening public actions in opposition to all of the discriminatory legal guidelines which had been hurting the weaker sections.
He stated individuals shouldn’t stay silent on the tyranny of the institution and may converse out in opposition to it in a peaceable and democratic method.
The awards choice committee — headed by Moosa Raza, included former Vice-Chancellor of Manonmaniam Sundaranar college Dr. Vasanthi Devi, Bishop Devasagayam, and M.G. Dawood Miakhan, General Secretary, Quaide Milleth Educational and Social Trust, Chennai.