By Dr Asma Zehra
The Eid Milan party hosted by Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind (M) leader Maulana Mahmood Madani was attended by among others BJP stalwart and one of the tallest Hindutva ideologues, also allegedly involved in the Babri Masjid demolition, Murli Manohar Joshi (remember his Photo rejoicing on demolition of Babri Masjid).
While Madani might suffer much of the brunt due to his dubious past, there were many who silently supported the move of inviting Joshi, citing ‘hikmat’ (strategy) in the current circumstance. Clearly, they chose not to be seen in the other side of the fence.
As expected, there was no reaction from any community organization, chiefly due to politico-religious clout of the Jamiat leader. The AIMPLB, as well as other Muslim organizations, prefer silence to keep the so-called ‘ittehad-e-millat’ (Muslim unity).
Such exercise, however, is not new. In past, Muslim leaders, ulema or organizations had loved rubbing shoulder with all sorts of right wing leaders with complete immunity. In recent past, Muslim leaders had joined Ajit Doval’s “Babri Masjid Verdict Celebration”. Shamelessly, none of the participants apologized yet before Muslims for the act.
It is not a coincidence, however. In fact, he initially welcomed CAA publicly but swiftly switched side when mass protests erupted across the country. He flied to Geneva at time of abrogation of Article 370 to hold a Press Conference on Kashmir, went into hibernation at time of release of Kashmir Files, wrote ‘letter’ to Home Minister after attacks on Muslims in Ramadan, but emerged soon to hold the party.
The Party is meant to send a message to the world that Khargone( MP), Karauli (Rajasthan), Jahangirpuri ( Delhi), Roorkee, etc.. or Lynching, Hijab, Halal, Azan, Masjid are ‘non’ issues. Everything is fair and fine in India.The threats and calls for ‘genocide’ of Muslims in India are not ‘Real’ and Ganga Jamuni Tahzeeb of our Country has made lndia ‘Heaven for Muslims’.
Those worried of Life Honor Property Business of Muslims are ‘FOOLS’ and the Hikmat and Shujaat, Baseerat of this ‘Moulana’ should be ‘admired, praised’. SubhanAllah.
Whom do you expect to condemn this EID MILAP?
BAATIL SE YAARANA is a new methodology adopted by some of Muslim organisations, believe many Muslims.
The fisherman of Gujarat have appealed for Mass Euthanasia and this ‘Moulana’ represents same state. He didn’t have time to document Muslim community issues but loved to become tools of the RSS larger gameplan. There is need for self-introspection in Muslim organisations and leaders. They should hold such people accountable and demand explanation for their acts and deviations.
Many of Community issues are Justly addressed by Hindus and Women activists like Rana Ayyub, but Muslim leadership is lost and heading towards Mirage.
The Community is now becoming Aware of this Betrayal and will develop its own ways of Survival and Existence.
On one side there is Right Wing Saffron ideology and movement with Support from Government Heading with full Force to Reduce Muslims to Second class Citizens, On other side we have the Constitution of our Country and Many Hindu Leaders who dare to Speak Truth to Power, And the Democracy of Our Country and Judiciary still has Hopes.The Sides are Clear and if Our Efforts are as they Should Be the People of this Great Nation can Save the Country from Communal Forces.
It’s Important to Work for Protection of Rights of Oppressed and Stand for Rights guaranteed in Constitution.
For this Unless there is Distinction of Friends and Foes and Who are Agents of RSS, the Efforts are a Waste. Many Agents have already creeped in, they are already Preaching and Propagating the Same Ideology of Right Wing.
The Youth and Women of Community are Ray of Hope and Allah swt will Bless the Righteous.
My Write up may Sound Emotional, I am open to Criticism, I humbly Request all Right Thinking Ulemas and Leaders to Correct me if I am wrong , but please don’t Play a Role of Referee.
Silence at this hour is sinful.
May Allah guide us and save and protect Muslims.
The author is president of Women wing of All India Muslim Personal Law Board and runs a charity hospital for women in Hyderabad