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History Of Bantva

Before partition in first & second decade of twentieth century Bantva Anjuman was more active. In 1919 office of Bantva Memon Jamat was shifted from its old place to the first floor of the Anjuman Building. On 20th November' 1920 Jamat in Co-ordination with Anjuman hold a meeting presided over by Seth Hussain Qasim Dada and framed and enforced four amendments. On 25th July 1922, a memorable meeting of the Bantva Memon Jamat was held in the hall of Anjuman in which first time in history rules and regulations were enacted and a working committee comprising 10 members was formed and their powers were decided. The constitution was written in one article and rules and regulations with thirty articles. Following were the members of first working committee of Jamat:-

  1. Seth Haji Pir Mohammed Qasim Culcuttawala (Musani).

  2. Seth Hussain Qasim Dada.

  3. Seth Adam Haji Mohammed Jangda.

  4. Seth Ali Mohammed Mohammed.

  5. Seth Saleh Mamad Mohammed.

  6. Seth Haji Jan Mohammed Omer.

  7. Seth Abdul Karim Abdullah.

  8. Seth Haji Abdul Rahman Jusab.

  9. Seth Wali Mohammed Abdullah.

  10. Seth Suleman Haji Ibrahim Bhura.

The function of working committee was decided as under:- Above mentioned No 9 Seth Wali Mohammed was doing the job of family Disputes settlement to since a long period and was most experienced. So he and No 10 Seth Suleman Haji Ibrahim Bhura both members to continue their duty to settle the disputes and all members must be present on demand of Seth Wali Mohammed if needed. Any member found absent without any reason will be liable to a fine of Rs.5. the quorum will be of six members (Bye-Laws, rules and regulations of Bantva Memon Jamat, page 280, Monthly, Memon Mitra’ October 1922) In 1922, the office of Jamat was shifted from first storey of the Anjuman Building to the office of Seth Haji Pir Mohammed Musani (Calcutta Wala).