New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met senior leaders of the Muslim community who apprised him of their concerns, including the increasing radicalisation and emerging threat of terrorism.
“While expressing apprehensions about the trend of increased radicalisation and emerging threat of terrorism, the leaders underlined the need for greater unity and collective efforts to meet the challenge,” an official release said.
The leaders brought to the notice of the prime minister issues relating to properties of Muslim shrines, mosques and madrassas.
They also sought the government’s support in providing better facilities to Muslim youth, particularly in the field of education.
Modi gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured them of his full support in meeting the grievances of all sections of the Muslim society.
He emphasised the need to empower Muslim youth to enable them to play a larger role in nation-building.
Modi specifically assured the leaders that he will look into their grievances on shrines, mosques and madrassas.
The prime minister further promised his complete assistance in ameliorating their social conditions and addressing their educational requirements.
The Muslim leaders reiterated full support of the community to the prime minister in meeting his objectives of ensuring speedy economic growth, promoting communal harmony and peace and strengthening national security.
The leaders included Syed Sultan-ul-Hasan Chishti Misbahi from Ajmer Sharif, Hazrat Ghulam Yasin Sahib from Varanasi, Sheikh Wasim Ashrafi from Mumbai, and Allama Tasleem Raaza Sahib from Dargah Barelvi Sharif in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.