May 22, 2024

Moon Desk: Continued demolition of mosques, madrasas and other Muslim sites do not augur well for the country, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) chief Syed Sadatullah Husaini has said. The demolition drive in different parts of the national capital and in other states not only poses a threat to the Muslim identity but it puts at risk the secular fabric of the country, he said.
The JIH chief was addressing a massive “Resist Hindutva” rally held by the premier organisation’s Kerala unit on February 14.
In a powerful address, Husaini underscored the need for resolute resistance against communalism, hatred, and racism, declaring the conference as a firm stance against the country’s potential descent into fascism.
Highlighting the alarming trend of cultivating hatred and division among communities, Husaini cited noted British historian Arnold Toynbee’s assertion that “Civilisations die from suicide, not by murder,” emphasising that spreading hatred has become a priority over the nation’s development and progress.

Drawing attention to the erosion of trust in institutions and manipulation of the judicial system for communal agendas, Husaini condemned the selective application of law and the growing normalisation of hate speeches by political leaders.
Expressing concern over the demolition of mosques, including the recent 600-year-old Akhonji mosque in South Delhi’s Mehrauli area, Husaini warned against the dangerous trajectory of communal politics, which not only threatens Muslims but also undermines the country’s judicial integrity and rule of law.
Urging constructive leadership and unity to harness the nation’s potential for education and economic development, Husaini emphasised the importance of resilience in the face of adversity and the need to win hearts and minds through service, love, and dialogue.
Encouraging Muslims to engage with all communities and emulate the educational and financial initiatives of Kerala Muslims, Husaini stressed the importance of educational and economic empowerment in resisting oppression and safeguarding religious freedom.
Husaini affirmed that resisting injustice is not only a moral imperative but a religious duty, calling on all citizens to stand united against atrocities against any particular community.

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