The programme brought several police officers, social workers and religious leaders on one platform to discuss the issue. “It is necessary that all citizens resolve to fight terrorism and help the police in any way they can,” said Satyanarayan Chaudhary, DCP, zone 9.
Several leaders and scholars also addressed the issue of misrepresentation of Jihad. “Jihad does not propagate terrorism, and even after the 26/11 attacks, several Muftis had come together to issue a fatwa that terrorism was not a part of Jihad,” said Sami Bubere, editor of an Islamic daily.
“Such programmes are important to inform people about the true meaning of Jihaad,” said Chaudhary. Over 200 people attended the event. “I attend the programme every year as I support the cause,” said Gauzia Sheikh, a Juhu resident.