After controversy over ‘Jirga’ S .Y. Quraishi dissociates himself from ‘ closed door meeting’


By Muslim Mirror Special Correspondent

New Delhi: Following a spate of reactions from different sections of the community over the Jirga, former Chief Election Commission and retired IAS S.Y. Quraishi on Wednesday chose to distance from the closed-door meeting held at IIC in the national capital last week.

The  meeting, dubbed “Jirga for stronger India”, was held on March 3 and after the day-long deliberations a committee was setup. It was headed by advocate Mahmood Pracha and S. Y. Quraishi. Following the controversy generated in the community over Muslim Mirror’s coverage of the meet, former Chief Election Commissioner said he never joined the group.  

“I never joined it. I never join any organisation. Someone made a wrong statement”, he told Muslim Mirror.

The committee was formed to the future course of action.

Besides Pracha and Quraishi, those who participated in person or through Zoom included  Wajahat Habibullah, former Chief Information Commissioner; Zafarul Islam Khan, former chairman, Delhi Minority Commission; Mufti Mukarram, Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Fatehpuri Masjid; Maulana Wali Rahmani, General Secretary Muslim Personal Law Board; Shia rligious leader  Kalbe Jawad Naqvi; Syed Sarwar Chishti of Dargah Ajmer Sharif, Mufti Shoibullah Khan, Nazim, Masihul Uloom, Bangalore; Siraj Qureshi, president India Islamic Cultural Centre, Delhi, Malik Moatasim Khan, Jamaat Islami Hind, and others.

On the announcement of Quraishi, an analyst said it will further downgrade credence of the committee and meeting itself which attracted some prominent figures in the community. 

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  1. It’s quite shocking that Muslim mirror is going after Muslim Scholars, trying to belittle them in the eyes of community but it has such a BEAUTIFUL TRACK RECORD of giving space to rabid feminists, deviant reformists, ignorant scholars, proponents of Qawm lut, And much more on their website. How do people cope with such hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance!? How shamefully dishonest, and disingenuous..

  2. muslim mirror seems to be doing right job of upholding facts. looks like personalities such as sy qureshi, parcha, wajahat, zafrulislam were unaware of the genesis of the meeting. what ‘muslims’ need to do is try to resolve mainstream issues such as dowry, pollution, corruption, lies by leaders, political reforms, hatred and communalism, strengthening public education and public health systems, etc.

  3. The lone portal has been doing tremendous service in setting standard of alternative media which is need of the hour, Do people want the portal to become “Urdu papers which boot-lick the mullahs whose surnames are “identical to religious ceremonies or linked to ancestral epithets”. No more free-run to hypocrites and sycophants who bargain on behalf of the community with the people in power for setting up their empire.


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