Presidential Adress

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Presidential address in brief

The President of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, Maulana Qari Syed Mohammad Usman Mansoorpuri, offered valuable suggesstion regarding various important national, international and community issues in his presidential address delivered on the occasion of the 30th general session of the organisation.

In his address, he condemned terrorism. “The entire world is facing the menace of terrorism. Terrorism by any individual or any organisation has to be condemned. A country or society can only prosper in peaceful conditions,” he said. “In this connection, Jamiat Ulama-i- Hind has so far conducted nearly 200 meetings and conferences. We have achieved considerable success on this point and shall continue to fight unless peace prevails in the society,” he added.

Condemning the attempts to attribute terrorism with Islam and the holy Prophet of Islam, he said that Islam advocated peace and forbade hatred and voilence in every form. Islam accords extreme respect to human life. Killing an innocent person is considered to be a major sin in Islam, which declares the unlawful killing of a single person as similar to murdering all the human beings, and protecting a single life at par with protecting all the human beings. Those who ascribe terrorism to Islam are the enemies of truth and justice. The JUH president feared that this propaganda would weaken the fight against terrorism. He said that it was imperative to end such an unfortunate situation and should work for the welfare of all Indians, irrespective of their caste, community and religion.

The JUH president asserted that the move to establish the central madarsa board was likely to dilute the identity of madarsas, their aims and objective, and end their spiritual character. He termed the setting up of the madarsa board as “unnecessary as well as unacceptable.” He said that the flaws in the present system could be rectified by setting up a madrasa board controlled by the madrasa functionaries and not by the government. Jamiat always has drawn the attention of the funtionaries of madarsas to make their financial transactions transparent and there would be attempts in every possible way to correct the wrongs.

Speaking on the Sachar Committee report, Qari Usman said that the committee was meant to study the condition of the Muslims but later, ignoring the spirit of the report, all minoritity communities were included in the recommendations. It has created huge confusion and misunderstanding among others.

He furtehr elobrated if those recommendations are inplemented honestly, Muslims will be able to restore their presence into mainstream of the country. He also said that the recommendations of the committee would be put into action on the basis of Muslim backwardness removing the hurdles that come in the way.

The President of Jamiat said that Mishra Commission had recommended 10 per cent reservation for Muslims and inclusion of backward castes of Muslims by amending article 341. He demanded that those reports be discussed on the floor of Parliament and necessaary action be taken accordingly.

Speaking on Librahan Commission, the president of Jamiat said that the report be discussed in the Parliament and necessary steps be taken for implementing it.

While declaring judgment of Delhi High Court about homosexuality as accursed, He took exception to de facto stand of the government about the issue. The president said it was a good sign that the judgment met with determined resistance from all religious communities. All religious figures in the country were unanimous that homosexuality was a sin and social evil. As far as Islam is concerned, it decreed severe punishment for doers of such deviant act.The inevitable consequences of recognition of homosexuality would cause alarming danger to existence of human society. It would damage human respect and trust with each other, said Mansoorpuri. He appealed to all individuals, organisations and...
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