Muslims want law against blasphemy
OVER ONE lakh Muslims gathered at the ?Ittehad-e-Millat Conference? organised under the banner of Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, Uttar Pradesh here at Mansoor Park on Sunday.india Updated: Feb 27, 2006 00:49 IST
OVER ONE lakh Muslims gathered at the ‘Ittehad-e-Millat Conference’ organised under the banner of Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, Uttar Pradesh here at Mansoor Park on Sunday.
MP from Hyderabad Asad Owaisi, who was the chief guest, warned the world in general and the United States and western countries in particular, that Muslims were a self -respecting Millat and would not tolerate any disrespect to their religion, the holy Quran and Prophet Mohammad. They would avenge any blasphemous act even at the cost of their lives.
An appeal was made to the United Nations to frame a law which prohibited blasphemous acts towards all religions, their scriptures and their prophets and to make such acts punishable under the law.
He also exhorted the governments of Islamic countries to persuade the UN to frame such a law immediately so that such blasphemous acts could be curbed.
Principal of Madarsa Anwarul Uloom Maulana Jawwad Haider condemned the blasphemous cartoons of Prophet Mohammad and said the recent incident of bombardment of the sacred tombs of Imam Hasan Askari and desecration of hundreds of mosques in Iraq was the handiwork of US imperiliasts to cause rift among Muslims. He appealed for unity against enemies of Islam and urged the Iraqis to exercise restraint and defeat the evil designs of the United States to incite civil war in Iraq.
Mehboob Ahmed, who conducted the meeting, expressed dissatisfaction over the recent judgement of the Allahabad High Court on the minority character of Aligarh Muslim University and urged the government to frame a law restoring the minority character of the AMU.
First Published: Feb 27, 2006 00:49 IST