New Delhi: A delegation of Muslim clerics and social leaders called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital today and discussed the issues concerning the community. The delegation emphasized that Indian Muslim youths have not fallen prey to any propaganda in the name of Islam and expressed satisfaction at the steps taken by the BJP-led NDA government for creating an atmosphere of peace and security in the minds of the minority community.
Condemning all kind of violence in the name of religion the delegation explained that Islam stands for peace and well-being of all, they said no one should be misguided or carry an understanding contrary to this fact. They also added that they were against any sort of terrorism or violent activities including cross-border terrorism.
Highlighting the fact that Muslims were safe and enjoyed freedom in this country, the delegation said that this kind of freedom and security was not available to Muslims even in Muslim-ruled countries.
The delegation also raised issues of educational and economic backwardness and requested the government to take positive steps for their uplift. It was also suggested that a forum for dialogue meant to strengthen communal harmony be created comprising religious and social leaders from different communities and other stakeholders.
The delegation included Shi’ah cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, chief of Dargah Ajmer Sharif Maulana Abdul Wahid Hussain Chishti, general secretary of Jamait-Ul-Hind Niaz Faruqui and its general secretary Maulana Iqbal Ahmed Chisti, head of Dargah Dewa Sharief Maulana Wamiq Rafiq Warsi Sahab, chief imam of Parliament Masjid Janab Mohibulla Nadvi, Haryana Imams Organization’s Maulana Mohammad Alim Nadvi and national convener of the Muslim Economic Forum Dr MJ Khan.
Prominent among others in the delegation included chairman of the Confederation of Minorities Educational institutions Kamal Faruqui and noted journalist and expert on international Islamic affairs Kamar Agha.