New Delhi: The Central Working Committee (Majlis-e Amla) of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Musahwarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, met here on Saturday, 18 October, 2014. This was the third meeting of the Working Committee this year. The meeting deliberated on milli, national and international issues. It discussed Mushawarat’s response to the post-election political scenario in the country as well as the preparations for the AIMMM’s golden jubilee later this year.
The meeting urged the Central government to declare the Kashmir floods calamity as a “national disaster” and to involve the army and national-level disaster management organisations to rebuild the shattered lives of the Kashmiris “who are left to fend for themselves.”
The meeting expressed concern at the creeping communalistaion and the freedom lumpen elements enjoy to spread hate and violence under the new dispensation at the Centre. It disapproved the open patrongage RSS elements are enjoying under the Modi government and criticised the efforts to saffronise history and textbooks.
The meeting welcomed the statements by the President of India and the Prime Minister that the Indian Muslims are not involved in terrorism and observed that this line of thought should be properly conveyed to the security and intelligence agencies which are busy faking cases and framing Muslim youth although many have been acquitted by courts in recent months.
AIMMM condemned “any attempt by the terrorist Al-Qaeda and ISIS outfits to make inroads into India” and “cautioned the government to thoroughly probe any so-called ‘threat’ before it is widely publicized.” The AIMMM also condemned the terrorist philosophy of these and similar outfits and warned Indian Muslims not be taken in by their bogus propaganda which is far from the merciful message of Islam “which respects others and calls for peaceful coexistence of religions, cultures and civilisations.”
The meeting remembered personalities who have passed away since the last meeting. They included, Qari Maulana Muhammad Qasim Madrasi, Justice Mufti Bahauddin Farooqi, Maqsood Alam, Chowdhary Muhammad Aslam, Khwaja Qutubuddin Moonis, Zafar Saifullah, Prof. Mahmood Elahi, Abdul Ahad Wakeel, Syed Ali, Ghoolam Eesaji Vahanwati, Sheikh Abul Fazl Muhammad bin Abdur Rahman, Muhammad Fazal, Pakeeza Sultan Begum, Muhammad Ateeq Siddiqui, Justice Syed Shah Nayyar Husain, Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, Captain Abbas Ali, Zohra Sehgal and Balraj Puri.
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the national President Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan. It was attended by Mufti Ataur Rahman Qasmi and Janab Masoom Moradabadi, general secretaries, Janab Syed Shahabuddin, Janab Nusrat Ali, Janab Ejaz Ahmad Aslam, Prof. Humayun Murad, Shaikh Manzoor Ahmad, Dr. Syed Ahmad Khan, Dr. Anwarul-Islam, Janab Amanullah Khan, Janab Anees Durrani and Janab Abdul Khaliq.