Interfaith and community leaders, scholars and journalists attend the programme

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) hosted an Eid Get-together programme at the Constitution Club of India, in the Capital on May 7. It was attended by interfaith and community leaders, activists, politicians, journalists and scholars.

Speaking on the occasion, JIH President Syed Sadatullah Husaini emphasised the need to maintain human equality, fraternity and unity in the country. He said, “We are all servants of the one God, our God is the same, all humans are descendants of the same father and mother and are equal. Eid al-Fitr represents this basic message of Islam. Today, our country direly needs this message of human equality. Dividing people and spreading hatred among them cannot be the message of any religion. Division is the philosophy of cancer cells that continuously divide and do not stop until they destroy the body through division. Once the process of dividing people in a society on the basis of their caste, language, region and religion begins, it does not stop. It is the responsibility of every sincere citizen to come forward to break this cycle of discrimination, which is the real message of Eid al-Fitr.”

Several political leaders cutting across the party lines, leaders of different religions and prominent personalities of the country, including Goswami Shushil ji Maharaj, founder of Dharma Sansad; Swami Lakshmi Shankar Acharya; Swami Deep Natya of Rama Krishna Mission; Dr. John Dayal, General Secretary of All India Christian Council; Father MD Thomas; Father Bento, Director Institute of Peace and Harmony; Mr. Paramjit Singh Chandhok, Chief Advisor of Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee; Mr. Ravi Nair, human rights activist; Mr. Yogendra Yadav;  founding member of Swaraj Abhiyan and Jai Kisan Andolan;  Prof. Apoorvanand Jha; Dr. AK Merchant of Bahá’í Community; Dr. Ved Pratap Vaidik, senior journalist; Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mehdi, President Jamiat Ahle Hadith; Mr. Naved Hamid, President All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat; Maulana Niaz Ahmed, Secretary Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind;  Mr. Zia Us-Salam,  senior journalist; former MP Mohammad Adeeb; Dr. Kamal Farooqui, former  Chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission; Mr. Sirajuddin Qureshi, President India Islamic Cultural Centre; MP Kunwar Danish and others attended the programme.

In his message, the JIH President further said, “We all, who believe in different religions, belong to different regions and speak different languages, should think together about keeping the country united and saving it from the curse of hatred and communalism. May God make this Eid a source of peace in the country.”

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