South Dinajpur district Imams demand steep increase in monthly allowance
Despite being provided Rs. 2,500 as monthly allowance, Imams across Bengal appear dissatisfied by the entitlements. Recently, a district conference was organized by Imams at Bilaspur High Madrasa in Karandighi Block of Dinajpur (South) district on 29th May as a show of dissatisfaction. The conference went on from 10 am to 5 pm and was attended by a thousand Imams and Maulavis. Their first and foremost demand was to press the government to increase their monthly package to Rs. 10,000. The meeting was presided by Mr. Abdul Azad from Murshidabad, chief secretary of the organization. Several members of the organization announced that an application in this regard had already been sent to chief minister Mamata Banerjee and that the struggle of Imams to increase the monthly payment will go on.
Source: Uttar Banga Sambad – May 30, 2013