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Welfare Party of India
PresidentSQR Ilyas
Founded18 April 2011; 8 years ago (2011-04-18)
HeadquartersE-57/1, 2nd Floor, Scholars Apartment, A.F.E - Part 1. Okhla, New Delhi - 110025
IdeologyValue-based politics
Welfare state
Religious pluralism
ECI StatusRegistered party
Official website

The Welfare Party of India is an Indian Islamist[1] political party launched on 18 April 2011, striving for value-based politics in India. Its first National President was Mujtaba Farooq.[citation needed]


The Welfare Party of India was launched in Delhi on 18 April 2011 at the Ambedkar Bhavan. It announced a 35 member working committee representing the plurality of Indian populace with diverse regions, religions and communities. There were political persons, religious personalities, Dalit, human right and social activists in the team led by Mujtaba Farooq (President), a veteran trade union leader, social and educational activist.[citation needed]


The Welfare Party of India fields candidates in 22 seats in West Bengal, 54 Seats in Kerala andí 22 seats in Tamil Nadu.[citation needed]



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.[2]

Land struggle[edit]

The organization argues for comprehensive land reform. Several struggles were organized by the landless people of Kerala.[3]

Land summit[edit]

The party organized the Kerala Land Summit, an academic conference, held 10–11 May 2017, to prepare a Comprehensive Land Reform Act.[4]

Opposition to demonetization[edit]

The Welfare Party is one of the few organizations to oppose demonetization by the Government of India on the day it was announced. The Welfare Party protested the program.[5]


  • President: SQR Ilyas[citation needed]
  • Vice Presidents: Father Abraham Joseph, Moulana Abdul Wahab Khilji, Dr. B.T. Lalitha Naik
  • General Secretaries: Shafi Madni
  • Secretaries: Subramani A., Sheema Mohsin, Mr. Ambujakshan
  • National Secretaries: Sharjeel Usmani and Waseem RS

See also[edit]


  1. "Muslims debate need for new Islamist-backed party". Rediff. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  2. TwoCircles.net. "Welfare Party launched in Kerala – TwoCircles.net". Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  3. TwoCircles.net. "Welfare Party workers march to Kerala Secretariat – TwoCircles.net". Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  4. "Land summit by WPI". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 7 May 2017. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  5. "'Demonetisation has disrupted economy, affected the poor'". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 29 November 2016. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 January 2020.

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