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Welfare Party of India
AbbreviationWPI
LeaderSyed Qasim Rasool Ilyas
FounderSyed Qasim Rasool Ilyas
Founded18 April 2011; 11 years ago (2011-04-18)
HeadquartersE-57/1, 2nd Floor, Scholars Apartment, A.F.E - Part 1. Okhla, New Delhi - 110025
Student wingFraternity Movement
Labour wingFederation of Indian Trade Unions
IdeologyValue-based politics
Welfare state
ECI StatusRegistered party
Website
Official website

Welfare Party of India is an Indian Political party launched by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind,[1] on 18 April 2011 striving for what it deems "value-based politics" in India.[2] Its first National President was Mujtaba Farooq, and other key leaders were Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas, Ilyas Azmi, Zafarul Islam Khan, Maulana Abdul Wahab Khilji and Lalita Naik.[3] It works across India with state and district level committees.

History

WPI founded in 2011 under leadership of Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas in Delhi. Party condemned demonetization by the Government of India.[4]

Known branches

The Welfare Party of Kerala is the Kerala unit of the Welfare Party of India. It was launched on 19 October 2011 at Tagore Hall, Kozhikode.[5]

The organization argues for comprehensive land reform. Several struggles and seminars were organized by the landless people of Kerala.[6][7]

It has a students' wing called Fraternity Movement.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ Welfare Party of India to contest polls, The Hindu, May 7, 2013
  2. ^ "Jamaat launches party, Christian priest is vice-president". Indian Express. 19 April 2011. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016.
  3. ^ The Milli Gazette. "Jamaat-e Islami to launch political party". Milligazette.com. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  4. ^ "'Demonetisation has disrupted economy, affected the poor'". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 29 November 2016. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 January 2020.((cite news)): CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ TwoCircles.net. "Welfare Party launched in Kerala – TwoCircles.net". Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  6. ^ TwoCircles.net. "Welfare Party workers march to Kerala Secretariat – TwoCircles.net". Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Land summit by WPI". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 7 May 2017. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 January 2020.((cite news)): CS1 maint: others (link)
  8. ^ "A campus politics 'dark horse' creates buzz | Kochi News - Times of India". The Times of India. tnn. 26 August 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2021.