Muslim body head Maulana Madani: “India belongs to me as much as PM Modi; best country for…

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Maulana Mahmood Madani said he is against forced religious conversions, but today, people who  converting their religion voluntarily also sent to jail on false charges.

The president of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, Maulana Mahmood Madani, asserted that Islam is the country’s founding religion and that he equally entitled to it as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chairman of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Mohan Bhagwat.

“India is our country. This country belongs to Mahmood Madani as much as it belongs to Narendra Modi and Mohan Bhagwat. Neither Mahmood an inch ahead of them nor they one inch ahead of Mahmood,” Madani said at the inaugural plenary session of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind at Ramlila Maidan in the national capital on Friday.

“Islam is the oldest religion in this country. This land is the first homeland of Muslims. Saying that Islam is a religion that came from outside is totally wrong and baseless. Islam is the oldest religion among all religions. India the best country for Hindi Muslims,” the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind head said.

Madani said he is against forced religious conversions, adding that today people who are converting their religion voluntarily also sent to jail on false charges.

“We against religious conversion driven forcibly. Freedom of religion is a fundamental right. We are also against conversion by force, fraud and greed. There are many examples of agencies targeting the Muslim community, such as the ban on Namaz, police action on them, and bulldozer action,” he added.

The three-day plenary session of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind began on Friday in Delhi. The plenary session of the event will take place on Sunday.

The well-known Muslim organisation also raised concerns about the allegedly rising Islamophobia and demanded that a separate law passed to punish those who specifically incite violence against minorities.

The group adopted many resolutions, one of which addressed the country’s alleged rise in hate crimes and Islamophobia.

“The rise in Islamophobia, besides cases of hatred and incitement against the Muslims community, has increased to an alarming level in our country, in the recent past,” the Jaimiat alleged.

“The most regrettable point is that though the government is aware of these developments, it prefers to adopt an ostrich-like approach,” it alleged.


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