Mulana Mahmood Madni, general secretary of JUH, said, “Muslims are with Dalits in times of happiness and pain. We have decided to stand with them in all their reformatory movements and will express solidarity with them in all fronts.” He was talking at the three-day General Session of JUH in Ajmer that concluded on Sunday.
JUH is the most influential Muslim body in poll-bound UP, where collaborating with the Dalits is seen as winning formula for any political party. The body also expressed its support to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) stand on triple talaq.
“Jamiat stands with AIMPLB and will fight against the central government affidavit in the SC. Religious matters can’t be dealt without religious clerics,” said Madni, adding that the body will launch a nation-wide drive to arrange affidavits from Muslim women supporting triple talaq across the country to submit before the Supreme Court.
“It is only Muslims who can decide what is right and what is wrong in their religion,” Madni said while admitting some personal laws need amendment. The issue of domestic violence was also brought up and Jamiat leaders said that they would write to the Centre to give local district administration extra powers to control such violence on spot.
Islamic scholars also discussed the importance of national integration and said that they stand together against any terror activities. “We passed a resolution in which every member of the community is asked to work tirelessly to contribute for national integration and strive hard to make our country strong” said a scholar.
Courtesy: The Times Of India- Kshitiz Gaur | TNN | Updated: Nov 14, 2016, 07.49 AM IST