Batla House in Jamia Nagar, New Delhi which once dominated national headlines as hub of “Indian Mujahedeen” activities and the infamous Batla House Encounter witnessed an entirely different scenario on 26th January 2018 when 69th Repulic Day was celebrated with traditional zeal before Friday prayers. The celebration here was organized by Mumbai based journalist Danish Reyaz of Maeeshat Media, while Ulema and Madrasa students unfurled the tricolour, patriotic fervour gripped the area. “Madrassa students are equally patriotic as any other student of any other institution of the nation,” said Danish Reyaz, Managing Director of Maeeshat Media Private Limited.
Danish, who is himself a Madrasa graduate, organized the function to show a ray of the hope to the young boys of the area. The function was well received and attended by prominent residents, students and elderly of the area.
Scores of Madrasa students with the traditional white attire and skull cap gathered for the flag hoisting ceremony held outside Khalilullah mosque. Then the students sang the national anthem.
Maulana Syed Mohammed Ashraf Ashrafi, President of All India Ulema & Mashaikh Board who was also present on the occasion, pointed out that politics in the name of caste and creed should stop. “India is a democratic country. Our country is known for its unity in diversity. Irrespective of caste and creed, we all love our nation,” he said.
Maulana Yaqub Ali Khan Qadri Imam Masjid Khalilullah Batla House, Maulana Muhammad Zafruddin Barkati Editor Kanzul Emaan and Teacher Madrsa Ibrahimiyah, Mufti Afroz Alam Qasmi, Qazi e Shahar New Delhi, Maulana Nabeel Akhter Aafaqui, Arshad Sirajuddin Madani, Javed Iqbal Social activist and many known faces were present on the occasion.