Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s (JIH) Council of Representatives has expressed grave concern over the peddling of hate by some sections of the society in the country. Addressing a four-day mid-term session of the Council of Representatives which concluded in New Delhi on October 10, JIH President Syed Sadatullah Husaini said the culture of hate nurtured by a section of society widened the gulf between citizens of the country.

Commenting on this evil, Mr. Husaini said, “Some politicians may reap electoral benefits from spreading hate, but they are causing great harm to the nation in the long run. Therefore, if these politicians are sincere towards the country, they should refrain from doing so”. He emphasised the importance of sensitising people about religion and cultures in the current social scenario.

The JIH leader also explained the flagship programme of the organisation to build the country’s economy and help the unemployed and the poor. The “Covid Handholding Project” is an initiative that JIH has launched recently. The project aims at providing technical and financial support to individuals and families to re-establish them economically.

Appreciating the selfless and courageous services offered by the JIH cadre to humanity and the country during the pandemic days, JIH President said, “Our brothers and sisters reached out to those who were stranded, the migrant labourers, and daily wagers during the unplanned lockdown and provided them food and relief material. In addition, our cadre imparted various services such as medical care, performing the last rites for deceased persons, financial help to the poor, and psychological counselling.”

This mid-term session of the 157-member council, including 29 women, evaluated the performance of the Jamaat in the last two years that was essentially the Covid-19 pandemic period. The office-bearers of the JIH, including its national President, have a four-year term. The current term began in April 2019 and will end on March 31, 2023.

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