By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani,
Famous writer, academician and founder of Manushi, a women’s rights magazine and so called ardent , staunch supporter of PM Narendra Modi , Madhu Purnima Kishwar clearly stated that ongoing conversion controversy is really unfortunate but at the same time, If conversions are bad, they should be banned for all religious groups. If they represent freedom of religion, then all faith groups should be free to carry out conversion drives.” She adds, there should not be double talk, double standard. “secularism” has proved extremely harmful.”under such opportunism and will bring more trouble for minorities in the country. All should show wisdom and wit approach toward this sensitive issue.
In a telephonic talk with this journalist yesterday, she clearly told that Muslims are Adiyal, jiddi and fasaadis. Secularism word has lost its essence and Muslims have to be more compromising and co operative in such issues. Madhu kishwar who wrote a book– MODINAMA, during election once again shows her confidence on Modi and said that Modi has changed man. he tries his best to solve even Babri Masjid controversy. He is in touch with both parties and he may be able to settle for an amicable solution in such a way that face of both communities can be saved.
A urdu fortnightly based at Ahmedabad, quoted Madhu Kishwar that Zafar Sareshwala has arrogance about his realtionship with PM Modi, when this writer asked Madhuji, she denied such statement. she further added, More Muslims are in line to Join in BJP and About 400 odd Ulemas have shown their eagerness to go closer to Modi.
To support Modi during election she and Ahmedabad based businessman Zafar Sareshwala toured almost whole nation and addressed many press conferences including Gujarat , now she keeps distance with Modi and Sareshwala is Modi’s Advicer on Muslims issue, why ? when she was asked, Madhu Kishwar told that she was not dependent on PM Modi. Though she has still good rapport with him but she enjoyed independent space from long time.
How does she think about Owasi brothers, she replied that this party is not good for secularism.their hatred speech will not help Muslims at all. Assasuddin owasi is like Jinnah. his attitude is unwarrented, unpleasant and unethical. Muslims Must join in mainstream of the country, she adviced.In a significant move, a few days before BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi files his nomination from Vadodara seat, reading of a book titled ‘Modi, Muslim and Media’ was organised in Ahmedabad. . This book has been written by one of the newly found supporters of Gujarat chief minister, Madhu Kishwar who is professor at the Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) in New Delhi. Kishwar, one time critic of Modi, is now stauch support of the Gujarat CM.
it is mentionable that Madhu Kishwar and zafar sareshwala had a terible during press conference in Ahmedabad during election.some of the journalists raised their anger against Madhu kishwar when she refused to answer questions of journalists. Kishwar showered praises of Modi for long time during press meet. The time of the book reading event was significant as it come a day after the election notification was issued for the 16th Lok Sabha in Gujarat. Moreover, the event organiser Zafar Sareshwala is considered to be close to Modi. Sareshwala has earlier this year organised a Muslim Business Conclave in Ahmedabad which was inaugurated by Modi.During the event Kishwar, justifying Modi’s efforts during 2002 riots, said, “Narendra Modi does not have communalism in his DNA. If he was communal Congress would have embraced him. But now he is being targeted by the Congress because he does not play communal politics.”