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Hamid Dalwai (1932-1977), one of the most underrated social reformers founded the Muslim Reformist movement/organization called Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal in 1970.

Hamid was opposed by strongly Orthodox Muslims, but he carried on with his Reformist Movement fearlessly.
Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal completed 50 years of its existence this year and like every year, they conducted a week long Blood Donation Camp during Eid al-Adha.

Keeping in mind the spirit of Sacrifice and Donation, Hamid came up with this noble way of celebrating Eid.
In collaboration with Rationalist Dr. Dabholkar's Anti-superstition organization MANS (Maharashtra Andh-shraddha Nirmoolan Samiti), MSM carries out many Social Reformation events which focuses on Indian Muslims. Especially, the issues related to Muslim Women and their Rights.
Hamid was influenced by anti-caste social reformer Jyotirao Phule who started Satyashodhak Samaj when he set up MSM.

Hamid Dalwai's social reform movement also had a major influence on Dabholkar. In fact, Dabholkar even named his son as Hamid as a tribute to Hamid Dalwai.
Hamid Dalwai was not into criticizing or analyzing Islam and the Prophet... or even discussing historic or religious aspects of Islam. His focus was more on reforming the regressive aspects of Muslim Society into a Progressive Rational Thinking society.
Hamid took up issues such as abolishing Triple Talaq and rooting for Uniform Civil Code rather than religion specific laws.

He worked towards encouraging Muslims to acquire Education to overcome poverty and enable progressive mindset. He encouraged education in local language.
Mr. Dalwai worked towards reforming ill-practices in the Muslim society, especially the ones faced by women. He fought for justice of many women who were victims of orthodoxy.

In 1966, he organized the first march of Muslim Women demanding equal rights and scrapping Triple Talaq
Despite being one of the key Social Reformers who should be getting recognition along with other Rationalists and Social Reformers such as Jyotiba Phule, Dr. Ambedkar, Dr. Dabholkar, etc. Hamid Dalwai's name got lost somewhere down the line.

He died quite early at the age of 44.
Hamid worked as a journalist and writer. His writings are mostly in Marathi. Not much of his works can be found Translated in English though.

Some of his popular literary works are Lat (The Wave), Indhan (Fuel), Islam's Indian Story and short story named "10 rupayachi goshta".
There is a 60 min long documentary on Hamid Dalwai, called Hamid: The Unsung Humanist. The film is directed by Jyoti Subhash and features Naseeruddin Shah, Hamid Dabholkar and Amruta Subhash.

The screenings are rare and the documentary is not available online as far as I know.
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