Muslims, minorities scared under Modi govt: All India Muslim Personal Law Board

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
  • Updated: Mar 23, 2015 08:16 IST

Accusing the Narendra Modi government of not taking action against “Hindu forces spitting communal venom”, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday passed a resolution to launch a campaign appealing Muslims and minorities to rise against such forces. The board also passed a resolution against making Surya Namaskar and yoga compulsory in government schools in Rajasthan, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh.

All India secretary of the board, Mohammad Abdul Raheem Qureshi said the conditions in the country are not auguring well and are against the rule of the law where Muslims and minorities are scared.

“Such incidents are turning the country from a secular to a fascist. There is resentment among Muslims and other minorities. We will launch a campaign about future apprehensions of the minorities” said Qureshi while addressing the media here after 24th two-day annual meet of the board.

“Hindu forces have become audacious after Modi government took over reigns in the Centre. It is a fact that the government is not taking action against such forces” claimed Qureshi adding that the board members would meet the Prime Minister if need is felt. Communal programmes like Ghar Wapsi and attacks on Christians and other minorities are not good for the country and would lead to anarchy in the country, he said.

“We want good relations with Hindu brethrens. All religions and communities should strive to protest things important for the country and it possible through communal amity” he said while condemning controversial statements of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, RSS and other Hindu leaders.

On the resolution making Surya Namaskar and yoga compulsory in schools, Qureshi said “Islam teaches to bow only before the creator so why should be bow before the Sun which is just an entity in the Universe. We have given strict notices to the state governments for withdrawing these orders failing which we will launch a campaign” Qureshi said.

About ban on beef in some states, Qureshi said it should not be perceived in religious light. He said Muslim community is not alone in consuming beef as other communities also take it.

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