JUH concerned over campaign to lure Muslim girls towards apostasy

New Delhi, January 09 (KMS): The Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind has expressed its serious concerns over a concerted campaign from some quarters to tempt Muslim girl students towards apostasy.

JUH President Maulana Arshad Madani addressing a meeting of the organisation’s working committee in New Delhi on Monday blamed co-education for the phenomenon and stressed the need to have more Muslim educational institutions.

“The temptation of apostasy is spreading rapidly in the country. It poses a grave danger,” Maulana Madani said. “It has been started against Muslims in a planned way, under which our girls are being targeted.

“If immediate and effective measures are not taken to prevent this temptation, the situation may become explosive in the coming days. This temptation is being strengthened due to the co-education system, and that is why we opposed it, and then the media negatively presented our point of view and proclaimed that Maulana Madani was against the education of girls. We are against co-education, we are not against girls’ education,” he said.

Madani said, “Whatever we can do, we have to do now for the welfare and educational development and after the independence, we as a nation are at a very critical point in history.

“On one hand, we are being entangled in various problems and, on the other, the ways of economic, social, political and educational development are being blocked for us,” he pointed out. “If we have to defeat this silent conspiracy and achieve the zenith of success, then we have to establish separate educational institutions for our boys and girls,” he added.

The meeting also considered the current situation and expressed grave concern over growing sectarianism, extremism, deteriorating law and order situation and the discriminative attitude against the Muslim minority in India.

“This was not a good sign for peace, unity and solidarity of India,” the meeting said. “This current trend to subvert the constitution and law by sectarian forces is undermining the democratic structure of India,” it said.

Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has demanded that the demolition drive in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani city be rolled back forthwith. It also called for an amicable settlement between the Railway authorities and those facing eviction through negotiation and dialogue.

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