By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Socio-religious organisations under the banner of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, at a press conference in the national capital on May 14, announced to organise a two-day National Convention from May 20 to 21 where people from all walks of life will put their heads together on the prevailing hate atmosphere in the country, challenges ahead and the way forward.
In this convention, community leaders, renowned Ulema, important parliamentarians, former diplomats, bureaucrats, legal luminaries selected media persons from all across India will participate and deliberate upon on issues and challenges confronting the country.
Syed Sadatullah Husaini, President Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, said, “India had an opportunity to scale up its image at the international stage with good governance and by providing justice and social well-being but today it seems that this golden opportunity is slipping away due to the present prevailing atmosphere in the country. India is moving in entirely different direction which is not in the interest of the people and the country at large.”
“The tendency to divide society, hatred, polarisation, discrimination and efforts to deviate from the real issues has become a liability for our country. In such a situation, it is not in the interest of the country to remain silent and therefore it is the need of the hour to come forward and think on the prevailing atmosphere and come out with some recommendations in the interest of the people and the country,” said JIH President.
Mr. Navaid Hamid, President All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, while addressing media persons, said, “The image of our country has been hampered internationally due to the hate-filled atmosphere in the country and ill treatment of minorities. The democracy of India is in danger today and people should come forward to protect the core democratic and constitutional values.”
Dr. S.Q.R. Ilyas, Executive member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, said, “We will not only discuss Muslim and minorities issues and their problems but also the direction India is heading towards. India’s democracy is in danger and heading toward autocracy.”
Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mehdi Salfi, President Jamiat Ahle Hadees Hind, said, “While taking note of the development and the role of our founding fathers, the formulation of our Constitution and the role of the present establishment and the deteriorating atmosphere in the country, it is high time that we all should come together to find out solutions for the present challenges.”