Word For Peace
An important meeting of the National Working Committee of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind was today held at the JUH headquarters here which unanimously elected Maulana Mahmood Madani as the permanent president of the organization for the next term. The meeting presided over by the incumbent president Maulana Mahmood Madani, also deliberated upon a wide range of national and international issues including the farmer’s movement and the developing situation in Afghanistan.
During the meeting, all the 21 states’ working committees of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind proposed the name of Maulana Mahmood Madani for the post of president of the organization for the next term. Maulana Hakimuddin Qasmi, General Secretary, JUH presented the proposal before the national working committee which unanimously approved it and put the seal on the name of Maulana Mahmood Madani for the presidency of the next term. Accordingly, Maulana Mahmood Madani signed the proposals and took charge of the JUH presidency.
In his presidential remarks, Maulana Mahmood Madani said: “it is the beauty and strength of democracy that everyone has the right to protest in order to address their demands and issues by the government of the day. The farmers also have the fundamental and constitutional rights to launch protest movements to fulfill their demands. However, what we are witnessing is that the current government instead of addressing their demands is trying to crush the movement, Jamiat chief underlined that even the Supreme Court in its judgment has recognized that it is a fundamental right of farmers to organize peaceful protest and we all have a responsibility to protect it. After deliberating upon all aspects of the farmers’ movement, the working committee said it will continue to support the protest.
The Working Committee took stock of the efforts in the direction of reforming society saying it gives due importance to this task. The meeting approved the guiding principle drafted by the Jamait’s Islah-e-Muashra committee. For launching a meaningful and purposeful reform movement, it suggested bringing influential people in the movement. It underlined that the Jamiat has been running the reform movement since 1922. And particularly in the year 1991, the then President of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, late Maulana Syed As’ad Madani had turned it into a movement and he traveled from village to village on bullock carts and worked for the betterment of the society. Taking a cue from this, many such movements were launched in the country. After discussing all the aspects and keeping in mind the contemporary situation, the Jamiat has decided to launch a well-organized movement which can be result-oriented and deal with issues concerning the community.
The Working Committee expressed the hope that the new masters of the country ‘Taliban’, who freed the country from the foreign intervention and presence of foreign powers after the decades long of struggle and huge sacrifices, would respect the human rights of people in the light of Islamic values and the Prophet’s traditions and would do justice with all sections of the Afghan society and treat them fairly and graciously. It also hoped that the new rulers would establish good relations with all countries in the region, especially with India which has centuries-old cultural and civilization relations and they would not allow using their soil against any country.
Besides, Maulana Madani and Maulana Hakimuddin Qasmi, the meeting was attended by Maulana Mufti Abulqasim Noamani, rector Darul Uloom Deoband, Maulana Rahmatullah Kashmiri, Maulana mufti Mohammad Salman Mansoorpuri, Naib Ameerul Hind, Maulana Siddiqullah Chaudhry, MaulanaMufti Mohammad Rashid Azmi, Maulana Shaukat Ali Wait, Mufti Mohammad Javed Iqbal Qasmi, Maulana Niaz Ahmed Farooqi and Mufti Iftikhar Qasmi, Karnataka.
While Maulana Muhammad Aqil Garhi Daulat, Maulana Ali Hassan Mazhari, Mufti Abdul Rahman Naugawan Sadat, Maulana Abdul Qudos Palanpuri, Dr. Masood Ahmad Azmi, Haji Muhammad Haroon Bhopal, Dr. Saeed-ud-Din Qasmi, Qari Muhammad Ayub Azmi, and Maulana Abdul Qadir Assam attended the meeting as special invitees. Maulana Nadeem Ahmed Siddiqui, Maulana Hafiz Pir Shabbir Ahmed, Maulana Muhammad Rafiq Mazhari, Mufti Habib-ur-Rehman Allahabad, Qari Muhammad Amin Rajasthan took part in the deliberations through video conferencing.