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Muslim leaders meet Rajth Singh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Feb 2: A delegation of Muslim clerics and social leaders met union Home Minister Rajth Singh on Tuesday and discussed issues concerning the community. “The delegation emphasised that Indian Muslim youth have not fallen prey to any propaganda in the me of Islam and expressed satisfaction at the steps taken by the NDA government for creating an atmosphere of peace and security in the minds of the minority community,” a home ministry statement said.

The delegation, which included Shia cleric Maula Kalbe Jawad, chairman of Confederation of Minorities’ Educatiol Institutions Kamal Faruqui, and noted jourlist Qamar Agha, condemned all kinds of violence in the me of religion. “Islam stands for peace and well-being of all and no one should be misguided or carry an understanding contrary to this fact,” the delegation was quoted as saying. The members of the delegation also said that they were against any sort of terrorist or violent activities, including cross-border terrorism.

Muslims were safe and enjoyed freedom in India — the kind of freedom and security not available to Muslims even in Muslim-ruled countries, they said. The delegation raised the issues of educatiol and economic backwardness of the community and requested the government to take positive steps for their betterment. It was also suggested that a forum for dialogue to strengthen commul harmony be created consisting of religious and social leaders from different communities and other stakeholders. (IANS)

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