JIH slams US, West for lukewarm approach toward Daesh group

JIH slams US, West for lukewarm approach toward Daesh group

Syed Jalaluddin Umari, national president of JIH with Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali at the Jamaat conference in Hyderabad. — Saudi Gazette photo

P.K. Abdul Ghafour

HYDERABAD — The four-day convention of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) in Hyderabad has criticized the United States and other Western countries for their lukewarm approach toward Daesh (so-called IS) terror group, which has occupied swaths of land in Iraq and Syria and killed hundreds of innocent people.

“If the US and other Western powers really wants to destroy Daesh, they can do it within no time,” said Syed Jalaluddin Umari, national president of JIH while addressing a press conference at the conclusion of the convention attended by nearly 10,000 JIH members from all over the globe including Saudi Arabia.

“The US and its allies have been successful in overthrowing the Saddam Hussain regime in Iraq, Muammar Gaddafi in Libya and had tracked Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden and killed him. I do not know why it’s taking so long to wipe out the Daesh terror group,” the president said.

[caption id="attachment_21582" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Prominent personalities including Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana Mohammed Mahmoud Ali attended the JIH conference in Pahadi Sharief, Hyderabad. — Saudi Gazette photo Prominent personalities including Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana Mohammed Mahmoud Ali attended the JIH conference in Pahadi Sharief, Hyderabad. — Saudi Gazette photo[/caption]

Umari strongly denounced Daesh’s terrorist activities and its murder of innocent people. “Islam does not give anyone the right to hand over such inhuman punishment to innocent people,” he said and described Daesh followers as fools “who think they can go to heaven by joining Deash’s terrorism.”

He denounced the move by “some anti-social elements” to introduce a uniform civil code in India and said it goes against the country’s Constitution. “The Constitution of our country protects the right to religion being a fundamental right of citizens and as far as Muslims are concerned, their personal law is an integral part of Shariah which cannot be compromised upon,” said Umari. “For a multicultural, multilingual and multireligious country like India, a uniform civil law is not possible,” the president said

Jamaat considered the memorandum given to the Indian prime minister by some Muslim women organizations seeking amendments in the Muslim Personal Law and the move to pass the Islamic Code Bill as a conspiracy against Indian Muslims.

“These women organizations are a tool of fascist forces and are trying to cover-up the failures of the BJP government by raising these issues now,” Umari told reporters. He said the move to impose uniform code would trigger social unrest and mutual distrust among the various communities.

The convention voiced a strong sense of anguish over the growing intolerance witnessed by the country and said the fascist forces alone are responsible for the current unpleasant environment prevalent in the country.

The convention concluded that the justice-loving citizens of the country are disturbed by the current national situation with prominent writers, poets, actors and intellectuals expressing their deep sorrow and anger over this development by returning their awards. The convention felt that the majority of the population supports peace and wants to live together despite their differences.

The convention condemned the Modi government’s “anti-people and unjust policies.” The government has been deceiving the public by telling them ‘good days are coming’ by enacting laws that benefit only the corporate sector. The farmers are being expelled from their own lands and the rights of laborers are denied. The unrestricted interference of FDI has adversely affected the domestic and small-scale industries, the president said.

The convention expressed anguish over the suppression of cultural freedom of minorities especially Muslims, crippling their educational institutions, and saffronization of the country’s education system. “We demand that the government abstain from their unproductive approach and provide all those rights and privileges to all minorities and classes which have been long instituted by the constitution of India and international laws.”

The convention expressed concern over the prevailing international scenario and felt that the powerful countries are exercising their unjust measures for their political, military and economic superiority in the entire world. “Foreign forces are attacking weaker nations citing various lame excuses and causing destruction of life and property on a large scale. Taking advantage of the weaknesses of the Muslim world, colonial powers have engaged in uncontrolled and unjust interference in their countries,” it said.

The conference urged Jamaat members and followers to intensify their efforts toward reconstruction of the country and solving problems of humanity. The convention welcomed the move by the Nitish government of Bihar to prohibit alcohol in the country and hoped that all other states follow the example.