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JIH chief Umri opens housing complex in BTAD

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Jan 2015 12:00 AM GMT

HYCP accuses Umri of conspiring against Assam

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, January 10: The Jamaat–e–Islami Hind (JIH) strives for "a clear exposition of the teachings of Islam which is shorn off all false ideas and purged of all unhealthy accretions," to emphasize the Qur’an, the Sunh in Islam, rather than the opinions of Islamic scholars, reaching "out to the persons who are disposed to righteousness, and are inclined to work for the establishment of righteousness in human life" and organize them, striving to bring about social change and to effect reform in the light of Islamic teachings,” and a change of “intellectual leadership, social and cultural leadership, and ultimately, political leadership.” This was stated by Maula Jalal Uddin Umri, president of the All India JIH and vice president, All India Muslim Persol Law Board, while addressing a press meet at a city hotel in Guwahati on Friday.

Meanwhile, Umri had to face the wrath of the Hindu Yuba–Chatra Parishad (HYCP) for, what it said, his comment that the ‘Muslims of Assam don’t think of jehadi’. In a statement issued to the press on Saturday, HYCP general secretary Balen Baishya asked Umri: “Aren’t Shahanur Alam, Shansur and Dr Riajul, who have been arrested on the charge of having links with jehadis, residents of Assam? Are they Bangladeshis?,” Baishya said, and added: “Making such statements Umri is conspiring against Assam.”

A high–level team of JIH under the leadership of Umri is visiting the eastern and north–eastern India these days to take stock of the plight of the minority communities in the region and the various welfare activities undertaken by it for addressing some of the problems affecting the minorities. During their visit to Chirang and Kokrajhar districts in the BTAD area on Wednesday and Thursday, Umri iugurated a housing complex of 375 units that would provide shelter to both Bodo and Muslim families of the area who were displaced during the ethnic strife in 2012.

Umri further said that JIH has adopted 200 students of the area, both Bodos and Muslims, who are being provided free education from class V upwards and they would continue to receive this benefit until they pass out from class XII. The JIH has also provided free school kits to over 10,000 primary school students in the area, besides providing them tuition to make up the losses suffered during the calamity of 2012.

JIH’s All India secretary Mohammed Ahmed informed the media persons that their organization was providing relief on an ongoing basis in the form of health check–up and supply of medicines, food and clothes for providing succour to the victims of insurgent activities in the area.

Md Shafi Madani, secretary CSR of JIH, stated that their organization is constantly trying to bring about peace and trust among the people living in BTAD and with this end in view, they organized several parleys with prominent leaders of the area – Hagrama Mohilary, Biswajit Daimary, Pramod Boro and others.

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