Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, JIH has decided to launch Sadbhavna Mission to counter communal hatred spread by Sangh Parivar in the country. Mission will begin at village level where differences between two communities have widened extensively. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi Saturday Jamaat general secretary Nusrat Ali said that religious leaders from different religions will be involved in the mission. “We will make people aware as how to respect each other and live with harmony” he said adding both communities should respect the sentiments of each other.
Jamaat also opposed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to Israel saying it would not be in the interest of our country.
“Jamaat is heartened to hear about PM Israel visit but not surprised. We oppose his visit. We also opposed the growing strategic relations between India and Israel. We will harm our own country by making relations with Israel,” jamaat said.
Jamaat also expressed disappointment over the performance of the BJP government at the centre and said the Narendra Modi government has “failed rather miserably on almost every front” in its first year of power.
“We are not satisfied with his one year performance. Communal tension has increased across the country – incidents in Atali village of Haryana and Nagaur district in Haryana – are the latest example,” Ali added.
“During the last one year the social structure of the country has been badly affected and the communal atmosphere in the country has been spoiled totally. Provocative statements, venomous slogans and communal riots have poisoned the atmosphere in the country,” said Jamaat in a resolution passed at the end of 4-day session of its highest advisory body Central Advisory Council. A copy of the 3-page resolutions on national and international issues was provided to media persons at the press conference.
Jamaat said the BJP government is executing its saffron anti-minority agenda. Jamaat said it is “concerned that the BJP dispensation has started working fast on its real agenda. Attempts at gharwapsi, allegations of love jihad, the demand to give the Gita the status of national book, attempt to drop the words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ from the Constitution of the country and the constant attacks on mosques and churches have grown the feeling of insecurity in minorities.”
Jamaat also expressed concern over saffronisation of education in the country. “During the last one year Saffronisation of education is going on in a planned manner, whereby Surya Namaskar, Gita Parvachan, SaraswatiVandana and Yoga are being implemented in schools. On the other hand, extraordinary modifications are being effected in the system of education and textbooks which has put a question mark on the cultural and religious freedom.”
While condemning attempts of BJP to impose one religious culture on the country, Mohammad Salim Engineer, Secretary General of Jamaat, mentioned the order of BJP government of Rajasthan whereby it made SurayaNamaskar and SaraswatiVandana compulsory in schools.