Masthead graphic based on a painting by Gudrun Thriemer.

Monday, June 16, 2008

"Jamiat issues fatwa against terrorism," Times of India, June 2, 2008.

NEW DELHI: A day after the influential seminary of Darul Uloom Deoband and its political arm Jamiat-i-Hind issued a fatwa against terrorism at a large rally in Delhi, a gathering comprising largely of religious and political figures under the Jama Masjid United Forum (JMUF) denounced terrorist violence as un-Islamic.

The JMUF endorsed the formulation of ex-super cop K P S Gill that "a terrorist cannot be a religious person and a religious person cannot be a terrorist". Speakers like Hasham Baber from Pakistan’s Awami National Party opposed state support to terrorism and pointed out that madrassas in the north-west of Pakistan were a breeding ground for terror.

Participants included Tibetan religious leader the Dalai Lama, J&K CM Ghulam Nabi Azad, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh, SP general secretary Amar Singh and Hasham Baber.

Read the rest here =>
Recommend this Post

Sphere: Related Content