Maulana Mahmood Asa’d Madani, the Jamiat chief, also reiterated his organisation’s avowed stand that the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ayodhya dispute was generally flawed.
NEW DELHI — Prominent Muslim organisation, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not participate in the consecration ceremony at the Ram temple in Ayodhya. As the country’s prime minister, he should abstain from attending such events, Maulana Mahmood Asa’d Madani, Jamiat chief, said here in a press statement.
The statement comes days after the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra invited Modi for the consecration ceremony, which is expected to take place on January 22.
Maulana Madani’s statement emphasised that given the circumstances, the prime minister of the country should abstain from participating in ceremonies of any religious structure.
Maulana Madani stressed the importance of ensuring that all religious rituals remain free from political interference and be conducted and attended by religious people only.
The Jamiat chief also reiterated his organisation’s avowed stand that the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ayodhya dispute was generally flawed. He stressed that immediately following the Supreme Court’s decision, Jamiat had made its stance clear, asserting that the verdict was based on incorrect principles and grounds that were contrary to both legal and historical facts.
Maulana Madani’s statement also takes note of an appeal from certain Muslim leaders requesting the prime minister’s presence at the foundation-laying ceremony of the mosque near Ayodhya.
Maulana Madani also cautioned all Jamiat to refrain from making any irresponsible statements that deviate from the organisation’s official stance. He highlighted a recent appeal, published in print media, urging prime minister’s participation in the mosque’s inauguration. It contradicts the organisation’s position, the statement said.