The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said here on Sunday that Hindutva forces had been emboldened after the new government came to power and a conspiracy was on to convert India into a fascist state.
The three-day 24th national-level convention (general meeting) of the Board, which concluded here, decided to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi only ‘if required’ to take up the problems faced by minorities. Over 200 members deliberated upon the political situation in India, particularly in the wake of the ghar vapsi conversion campaign and attacks on minorities.
In a resolution passed at the meeting, the members condemned various State governments for introducing Surya Namaskar and yoga in schools, saying religion should be disassociated from education. The meeting condemned the continued attacks on minorities and attempts at conversion, which, the members said, did not augur well for the country. Muslims wanted good relations with their Hindu brethren, it was said at the meeting.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board was created to adopt strategies for the protection of Muslim personal law, importantly the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937.
Briefing presspersons after the meeting, AIMPLB secretary Mohammed Abdul Rahim Qureshi said the participants condemned the Centre’s ‘failure’ to act against Hindutva forces. Calling upon Muslims to come together, the resolution said: “Islam needs to be presented in the right perspective to the world.”
On banning beef, Mr. Qureshi said this should not be seen only from a religious perspective because it involved the livelihood of many people involved in the profession.
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