Meraj Khalid Noor
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|Haji Meraj Khalid Noor|
for Rashtriya Awami Movement (RAM)
29 Jan 2014
|Preceded by||Haji Noor Ahmad|
19 July 1980 |
|Residence||New Delhi, India|
|Alma mater||Vanijya Mahavidhyalaya, Patna
University of Madras
|As of 14 February, 2014|
Haji Meraj Khalid Noor is an Indian social activist and the President of the Rashtriya Awaami Movement (RAM). He has served as a General Secretary in Jamia Ameeruddin Educational & Charitable Welfare Minority Trust.
Meraj Khalid Noor comes from an influential socialist family. His father Haji Noor Ahmed, a Gandhian socialist, participated in Jayaprakash Narayan's movement against misrule and corruption in the government. His grandfather, Mohammad Ameeruddin, participated in the Indian Independence movement.
Noor studied Post Graduation Diploma in Rural Development Management. After obtaining the degree in Rural Development Management from Patna University, he became a social activist.
Haji Meraj Khalid Noor has a long black beard, and is dressed in a white robe and turban, similar to Osama Bin Laden. At the time of the Indian general election, 2004, he sought an election ticket from Ram Vilas Paswan, solely on the basis that he looked like Osama bin Laden. Paswan denied him a ticket, but enlisted him for campaigning for his Lok Janshakti Party, in order to attract the Muslim vote bank. Later, Noor campaigned for Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal during the 2005 Bihar Legislative Assembly elections.
Noor formed the Rashtriya Awaami Movement (RAM), which demanded reservation for minorities and BPL forward caste people. He demanded that the Article 341 of the Constitution of India be amended to include the low-caste Muslims under the Scheduled Castes cateogry.
Noor has established institutions for primary education, as well as the MAK Research Institute Of Nursing & Medical Science under the Jamia Ameeruddin Group of Institutions. The Group also provides scholarships for needy students.
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