AMN / New Delhi
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has rejected any move to bypass judiciary in the Babri masjid case. “we see a lot of posturing and statements regarding bringing about a law in the Babri masjid case and calls for judiciary respecting popular will and giving only suitable judgments that are practicable. We feel that this is incorrect and disapprove any move to bypass the judiciary on the issue of Babri masjid” , said the President of Jamaat Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari
He said that if judiciary is undermined, it will open the door to many excesses and the writ of law in the country will be severely compromised. Is it not noble of the Muslim community to commit itself to abide by the court judgment on the issue of Babri masjid while the other contenders openly challenge the system by saying that they will accept the court judgment only if it goes in their favor? The world will judge as to whom are more law abiding’’.
Earlier while briefing the media, Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Muhammad Salim Engineer talked about various issues regarding the nation. He expressed concern over recent developments in the nation’s top investigative agency and also reports regarding the rift between the government and the RBI. The JIH Secretary General said: “Jamaat feels that the credibility of the CBI has been compromised with its top officers openly exchanging accusations of corruption.The way in which the government handled the issue has exposed the government’s administrative weakness and disregard of existing norms and consultation process.
The blunt criticism by the RBI Deputy Governor in which he warned the government of the disastrous consequences of political interference, shows that all is not well between the country’s central bank and the government. Although the legislature is directly elected by the people, it cannot claim to be the exclusive vanguard of democracy demanding subservience by all other institutions. Jamaat-e-Islami Hind would like to remind the government that it is its bounden duty to abide by the norms and spirit of our Constitution and act in a democratic manner to ensure harmony and balance between the state and its institutions’’. On the issue of Assam NRC he said: ‘’Jamaat-e-Islami Hind welcomes the judgment of the Supreme Court of India which has extended the deadline for filing claims and objections of people whose names were not included in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to December 15 and also allowed claimants to rely on five additional documents, beside the 10 permitted earlier. Jamaat-e-Islami Hind along with likeminded organizations have appointed 250 Volunteers in 11 districts of Assam which have been most impacted by the NRC process’’. Jamaat welcomed the judgment of the Delhi High Court regarding the Hashimpura massacre and also voiced concern over growing pollution in Delhi and major cities of India.