Welfare Party of India


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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.

Welfare Party of India
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
Official website


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

Known branchesEdit

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 alsoEdit


  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.

External linksEdit

  • Official website