Muslims cannot tolerate desecration of Masajid, sectarian forces are hell-bent on lawlessness and courts are also disappointing the oppressed: AIMPLB

New Delhi: An emergency online meeting of the working committee of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board was convened last night to discuss the attitude of the sectarian forces towards the Gyanwapi Masjid and various masajid and Holy places of Muslims in the country. These issues were discussed in detail. The members realized that on the one hand, the hate-mongering forces were spreading false propaganda and targeting Muslim holy places with full force, on the other hand, the central government and the state governments, which have a constitutional responsibility to enforce the constitution and law, Political parties that call themselves secular and just are also silent on the issue, and they are not coming to the fore against this false propaganda the way they should. Their position needs to be clarified. We hope that they will clarify their position and  also stand for the protection of the constitution and secular character of the country, a clear and loud voice shall be raised by them. The board realizes that the courts are also disappointing the minorities and the oppressed. Because of this, the sectarian forces that are taking the path of lawlessness are getting encouragement. The issue of Gyanvapi started in the court 3 years ago. Despite the stay order of the High Court, the order was ignored. Repeatedly filing suits on Gyanvapi and then issuing such orders by the courts is extremely disappointing and disturbing. The Board has constituted a Legal Committee to look into the 1991 Act on places of worship and the decision regarding Babri Masjid and to present the case effectively. The committee members are Mr. Yousuf Hatim Machhala, Mr. M., Arshamshad, Mr. Fazil Ahmad Ayubi, Mr. Tahir Hakeem, Mr. Niaz Farooqi, Dr. Qasim Rasool Ilyas and Mr. Kamal Farooqi. They will review in detail all the cases related to the masajid and take appropriate legal action. It was decided at the meeting that a peaceful people’s movement could be started if required. Taking brothers of other minorities into confidence will awaken public opinion on the common responsibility for respecting and protecting religious places of worship and holy places. The meeting called on the Government to clarify its position on the 1991 Act on places of worship However, the Government’s silence on such incidents is a criminal act, which cannot be accepted in any way. The meeting appealed to the preachers and scholars of the Masajid to address the issues of importance of the Masajid, its place and sanctity in Sharia and protection of the Masajid in Friday’s sermons in the next three weeks. False Claims are being made, and we should counter their claims scientifically and legally. The meeting appealed to Muslims to be patient, work steadfastly, and present their case to the people without provocation. Hazrat Ml Syed Mad Rabey Hasani Nadvi Sahab Presided over the meeting, General Secretary of the Board Ml Khalid Saifullah Rahmani conducted  the meeting, Ml Syed Arshad Madani Vice President Board and President Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind, Prof. Dr. Syed Ali Mohammad Naqvi Vice President Board, Mr.Justice Saha Muhammad Quadri, Ml M Fazlur Rahim Mojaddedi,Secretary Board,Ml M Umrain Mahfoo Rahmani,Syed Saadatullah Hussain Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami India,Mufti Muhammad Mukram, Ml Md Yasin Ali Usani, Ml Asghar Ali Imam Mehdi Ameer of Jamiat Ahle Hadith, Ml Ahmad Wali Fasal Rahmani Ameer Shariat Bihar,Ml Ateeque Ahmad Bastawi,Ml Khalilur Rahman Sajjad Nomani, Prof. Saud Alam Qasmi, Mufti Ahmad Deola, Br. Asaduddin Owaisi (MP), Mr. Arif Masood (MLA), Mr E Abubakar Ml Md Sufyan Qasmi Deoband, Ml Abdullah Maghisi President Milli Council, Ml Md Yusuf Ali Amir Shariat Assam, Ml Saghir Ahmad Rashadi Amir Shariat Karnatak, Ml Syed Bilal Abdul Hai Hasani, Ml Abdul Aleem Bhatkali Qasmi, Hafiz Rasheed Ahmad Chaudhry, Ml Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahli, , Maulana Anisur-Rahman Qasmi Vice President Milli Council, Advocate MR Shamshad, Advocate Tahir M. Hakeem, Dr S. Qasim Rasool Ilyas, Mr. Kamal Farooqi, Advocate Fuzail Ahmad Ayubi,  Ml Niaz Ahmad Farooqi  Adv,Ml Dr Muhammad Mateenuddin Quadri, Ml Mahmood Ahmad Khan Daryabadi,Ml A Shukoor Qasmi,  Mrs Monisa Bushra Abedi, Dr Asma Zahra, Mrs Attiya Siddiqa, Mrs Fatims Muzaffar,and Advocate Jaleesa Sultana yaseen and Important personalities from all over the country and heads of the different organizations attended the meeting and participated in the discussion.