Following letter was hand delivered to the Mosque Chairman on 7 Nov 2013
Mr Qamar Javed
7 November 2013
To: Haji Mohammed Banaras – Chairman (hand delivered)
Jamme Masjid Ghausia – Reading Islamic Centre (Mosque)
50-52 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
CC: (1) Ms. Jo Lovelock, Leader of the Council, Reading Borough Council (emailed)
(2) Mr. Manzoor Hussain, Chairman, Pakistan Community Centre Reading (emailed)
(3) Charity Commission (emailed)
Management Committee in Breach of the Mosque Constitution
Dear Mr. Haji Banaras,
I write this letter in my capacity as a member of the current committee, as a current Land Trustee and as a long standing member of the Mosque organisation. As you are aware, over half of the current Committee Members, including myself, have not been invited to any Committee Meetings for approximately 2 years.
This letter of complaint is on behalf of all the committee members (who have not been invited to any meetings), the general members of the mosque, and the senior founding members.
The main complaints are listed below in simple terms with relevant dates to avoid any ambiguity or confusion. I have also proposed solutions to resolve the current issues in order to regain public confidence.
Firstly, I wish to raise serious concerns about the Management Committee not operating according to the Mosque constitution and its disregard for the legitimate rights of its members and the public for information.
Second, due to lack of transparency and accountability, I wish to make the supporters of our organisation and wider community aware of the current issues and challenges facing the organisation.