Milli Council’s 22nd Annual session held in Chennai
Chennai: All India Milli Council held its 22nd Annual session here from January 13 to 15. The council passed several resolutions concerning the community and the country and called upon the community to widen the outreach programme with fellow citizens and other religions leaders.
We have gathered here at a crucial juncture in India’s history, and the leaders of the ruling party and its affiliates are reportedly inflaming communal strife in the nation, according to Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam, General Secretary of the Milli Council. In light of this, Dr Alam suggested that we launch an outreach programme with our brothers to attempt and correct any misconceptions they may have about Islam and Muslims that have been spread by communal Hindutva forces.
In particular, he advised meeting with the four Shankar Acharyas and other important Hindu religious figures in order to disseminate the message of oneness at all levels. Let it be known that we are taking these actions to bring back the nation’s peace and order. The second crucial action is to knock on the judiciary’s door, organize the legal battle, and use the constitution to solve our concerns. The third action that needs to be taken is for us to receive the support of any section of the community that is working for peace and justice. They don’t communicate with them. Making the atmosphere more pleasant is the fourth crucial job.
President of the Milli Council Maulana Abdullah Mugheishi also stated in his inauguration speech that we have gathered at this pivotal moment in history to discuss the community’s bright future and make some crucial decisions. These problems continue to appear as a result of the reversals we are battling.
He added that the entire world is unified in its opposition to Islam today. There is an effort to obliterate the religious identity of Muslims in India, seeds of division have been sown, leading to an atmosphere of hatred and prejudice, minorities are experiencing more fear and terror, and they are feeling as though their rights are being violated, but there is no need to panic. Positive actions should be taken, relationships with God Almighty should be strengthened, and the Milli Council should continue to be active in finding solutions to the difficulties faced by the community and the country.
In his special address, Dr Jawahirullah, a well-known political figure and MLA from Tamil Nadu, said that there was an effort to turn India toward fascism. In North India, a gulf is being created between Muslims and Hindus, something that needs to be avoided in order to forge a sense of unity. The work should go on. He claimed that whereas Christians and Jews had complete freedom to practice their religions and were never barred from doing so during the time of the Prophet, in India, which is now a secular democracy, yet we Muslims are still battling to defend the personal law.
National Vice President of the Milli Council, Maulana Abdul Halim Baqvi, stated that the Milli Council was founded in order to bring all of the countrymen together on the basis of humanity and religion and to protect the community and society from dangers. The Milli Council has a distinguished past and will continue to lead Millat Islamia in the same vein. The second vice-president of the council, Maulana Anisur Rehman Qasmi, claimed in his speech that the government is misinforming Muslims about several topics. There is no cause to be concerned, even though the police administration’s failure to carry out its duties is alarming on every level. Being able to handle such circumstances is a sign of faith.
In the concluding session, Milli Council passed several resolutions on important issues facing the community and the country. Members, representatives, and state officials of more than 20 state units participated in the event.