Majlis Bachao Tehreek

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Majlis Bachao Tehreek (Save Majlis Movement), is an organization in the Indian state of Telangana.

History[edit]

Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) was founded by Mohammed Amanullah Khan Amanullah Khan (politician) as a result of President Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi, formed the MBT (Save Majlis Movement) in 1993 after being suspended for protesting against the weak stance that the AIMIM took during the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Later, he launched a campaign against his bete noire over the Babri Masjid demolition.[1] Other crucial issues that he raised to save the AIMIM were lack of internal democracy in the party, nepotism, political patronage, and corruption in the AIMIM's civic dealings.

A firebrand Amanullah Khan joined the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen in 1960. He contested from the Chandrayangutta Assembly segment for the first time in 1978 and won against the Congress nominee, K. Baliah. Amanullah Khan retained the seat for five terms. He represented Chandrayangutta assembly constituency between 1978 and 1994. Four times he was elected as an AIMIM candidate (1978, 1983, 1985, and 1989) and in 1994 as an MBT candidate. Amanullah Khan retained the seat for five terms.[1] He represented Chandrayangutta constituency between 1978 and 1999. Four times he was elected as an AIMIM candidate and in 1994 as an MBT candidate. In 1999 he ran as an MBT candidate, but was defeated by AIMIM candidate Akbaruddin Owaisi.

He emerged as a powerful leader in the MIM with his successive electoral victories. He served as a MIM floor leader in the assembly, besides working for the development of his backward constituency in the Muslim-dominated old city.

Mumtaz Ahmed Khan, member of the legislative assembly on behalf of the AIMIM, was a member of MBT until 1999. Before the MBT was formed, the AIMIM had 4 legislators in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly. After the split, MBT took away two constituencies from the AIMIM namely Chandrayangutta, won by Aman Ullah Khan and Yakutpura, won by Mumtaz Khan. The AIMIM won only 1 seat that being Charminar by Asaduddin Owaisi. The 4th seat, Asifnagar was lost to both parties due to division of votes among AIMIM Candidate Virasat Rasool Khan and MBT Candidate Mohammed Vizarat Rasool Khan, both brothers. Congressman D Nagender won Asif Nagar three times in 1994, 1999, 2004.

Mohammed Amanullah Khan died on November 10, 2002, but the party has continued its struggle and has kept alive his spirit of social service. Adam Malik, (Advocate), a close aide of Aman Ullah Khan's, was elected President of the MBT and served till his death. He died on Friday the 13th of July 2013. Dr. Khayam Khan eldest son of Late Aman Ullah Khan was the elected as President of the MBT and he served till his death on Friday the 1st of April 2016.

In Lok Sabha election 2004 MBT launched Engr. Majidullah Khan (Farhat) who had earlier contested and lost as a candidate from Yakutpura constituency in 1999, in the Hyderabad constituency (as a counter-candidate against the AIMIM candidate Asaduddin Owaisi). Khan received 47,560 votes (4.78% of the votes in that constituency). Most of the votes came from the Chandrayangutta area, where Khan got 28,746 votes (20.6% of the votes in that area).

In the Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly elections 2004. MBT had launched seven candidates, out of whom five contested against AIMIM candidates. No MBT candidate was elected.

MBT had two out of a hundred seats in the last sitting Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Amjed Ullah Khan (Youngest son of Amanullah Khan) was one of the corporators from Chanchalguda division with the wife of Saleh Ba Hamed winning from Barkas area. In the newly formed Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Amjad Ullah Khan (Khaled) won as corporator from the newly redistricted Azampura division.

In the 2009 assembly and lok sabha elections, the MBT fielded two candidates, Dr. Khayam Khan from Chandrayangutta and Hamza Bin Omer alias@ Zafar Pehlwan from Yakutpura while providing support to Zahid Ali Khan Zahid Ali Khan (Editor of Siasat News Daily) in his attempt at the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat on the Telgu Desam (TDP) ticket.

Mr. Majeedullah Khan alias Farhat Khan son of late Amanullah khan founder president of Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) was today(June 5, 2016) elected President of MBT Party. [2]

References[edit]

http://twocircles.net/2013jul14/mbt_president_adam_malik_dies_heart_attack.html#.Vv2jl9oayK0

http://www.siasat.com/news/president-mbt-dr-khayam-khan-passes-away-940061/

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