AMN /New Delhi
India’s prominent Muslim organization, the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) expressed deep concern over the rise in hate crimes in the United States.
Talking to media, the Secretary General of JIH Salim Engineer said: “the hate campaign launched by President Donald Trump in his election campaign last year is now resulting in many hate crimes including this fatal attack on Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas City”
Jamaat expressed condolences to the bereaved family and stands with them in this hour of grief. Jamaat also demands that the Indian government should provide all support and assistance to the family of the deceased engineer.
JIH said that reports about Jewish cemeteries being vandalized there are also very disturbing. It asked the US government to check and put an end to the rising hate crimes and racial attacks in America. “Jamaat is of the opinion that the recent executive order of President Trump imposing a blanket ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations will further increase mutual hatred among communities in the world. The US government must review and roll back their immigration ban order’’.
Addressing the press meet, the JIH President Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari came down heavily against the hateful and divisive statements given by some political leaders during the ongoing assembly elections in five states of the country saying:“JIH demands that the Election Commission of India should take stern action against those who are spreading hatred and enmity among different communities. Jamaat-e-Islami Hind also appeals to the political class to observe restraint and avoid the language of denigration and mudslinging. Jamaat-e-Islami Hind expresses deep concern at the growing clout of fascism inside educational campuses. Jamaat appeals to the students, the youth and civil society to rally together and fight the menace of fascism that is threatening democracy, communal amity, our pluralism and diversity and the very idea of a peaceful and progressive nation.”
Jamaat welcomes the Supreme Court move to seek the view of MCI and CBSE on the demandto include Urdu language as a medium for taking the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2017-18. It may also be noted several state governments having large Urdu medium Science student community have made specific requests to the Union Health Ministry to include Urdu as a medium for NEET but the response of the Central government has been very unsympathetic and indifferent. Jamaat hopes better sense will prevail and the concerned authorities will allow NEET to be given in Urdu too, else this episode will add fillip to the allegation that the Union government was and is anti-minority’’.