NEW DELHI – Responding to growing incidents of mob lynching incidents across the country, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH), one of the largest Muslim Organizations in India, organized Aman & Ekta Sammelan at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on Monday.
The Sammelan was attended by leaders of different faiths. All the leaders and participants unanimously vowed to fight against the menace of mob-lynching. They also issued a joint declaration in this regard terming the Killing, burning, and elimination of unarmed vulnerable civilians in the name of religion or patriotism and publicizing such acts on social media to terrorize the public at large as the most repugnant and abominable acts. It cannot be tolerated in any civilized society.
The declaration while calling those who are trying to divide Indians are the worst enemies of the country and nation, demands from the central and state governments to legislate against mob lynching providing for strict punishment to the perpetrators and police and administrative officials found negligent in fulfilling their duty.
JUH General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani while addressing the gathering on the occasion said that it is the primary duty of every responsible citizen to work for the amity and brotherhood among the countrymen and tame the growing feeling of hatred and animosity. For this purpose (JUH) has decided to establish ‘Jamiat Sadvawna Munch’ at the district and city level to promote amity and friendship among people of a different faith, caste, and creed, etc.
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind President Maulana Qari Mohammad Usman Mansoorpuri in his presidential address said that all Indians are one nation. He also referred to the idea of composite nationalism propounded by Maulana Hussain Ahmad Madani in this regard. He also appealed to the Muslims to exercise good moral and behavior in society and keep away from expressing sentimentalism and frustration.
Swami Chidanand Saraswati Maharaj president Parmarth Niketan Ashram appreciated Jamiat’s move to establish Sadbhavna Manch – a common platform for Hindu and Muslims. He said that we should work for the development of the country. Besides him, Maulana Arshad Madani, Maulana Syed Ashraf Kachochvi, Acharya Lokesh Muni, Gayani Ranjeet Singh, Anil Joseph Thomas, and several other faith leaders addressed the overflowed gathering which jammed the whole area. Nearly 30, 000 people were to stay at roads leading to Taklkatora due to heavy inflow in the Stadium.