Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind while expressing his deep concern over the tense situation in the wake of controversy about portrait of Mr. Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Union Hall of AMU, said that it’s not such an issue that requires insistence on the parts of the students.
Our ancestors did not accept divisive policy of Mr. Jinnah and never regarded him as an ideal person. As we opted to live in this country is a firm indication that we have rejected two-nation theory propounded by him.
Despite that it’s not but a conspiracy to use Jinnah’s portrait by unruly and anti-social elements for displaying gundaism inside the campus. Furthermore, police atrocities perpetuated on unarmed students is highly deplorable act.
Maulana Madani further said that use of power by private forces will lead the country towards anarchy and subversion. It’s a matter of deep concern that few powerful forces in the corridor of power have been patronizing these destructive elements overlooking the national interest. The image of our country among the comity of nations has suffered badly due to unfair treatment meted out to Dalits and minorities in the last few years. This kind of unfortunate incident will further erode our credibly in international arena.
Maulana Madani has emphatically appealed to the students of AMU to remain calm and adhere to the ideals of secularism.
They should not let communal elements succeed in their nefarious design, he said.
Communal elements have been trying to divert people’s attention from the real issues facing the country. If you want to fail nefarious design of the communal forces please do not remain adamant for installing Mr. Jinnah’s portrait in the Union Hall. The students should realize that it’s a conspiracy that has to be defeated with wisdom consciousness, he advised.