New Delhi, 6 October 2019: Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) while criticising the recent statement of home minister Amit Shah regarding NRC said that his statement was against the basic equal and fundamental rights guaranteed in the Constitution of India.
While referring to the speech he made at a political rally in Kolkata on October 1, he also said that it does not augur well for the home minister of India to give such an irresponsible statement as any distinction on the basis of religion contradicts the Articles 14-15 of the Indian constitution and against the internationally recognised UN declarations. “It seems that Only Muslims will be kept in detention camps in Assam. If happens so, then it will bring bad name for the nation at the international level and will give tool in the hands of the inimical forces who are bent upon tarnishing the image of the country” said Maulana Madani.
Maulana Madani also raised serious objection over conducting of raids in slum areas of Uttar Pradesh by the Yogi government. “It is a blot upon civilised society to conduct raids in poor people localities and call them infiltrators and insult them. Harassing these poor people on the pretext of apprehending a handful of illegal intruders is highly condemnable and uncalled for.
Maulana Madani while explaining the distinction between refugees and intruders said that if the government was really moved by the plight of persecuted minorities in India’s neighbourhood, it would be offering to take in the Rohingyas from Myanmar without discriminating against on the basis of religion and if the government was really worried about “intruders” or “infiltration”, then no intruders should be allowed in India at any cost. Maulana Madani also clarified that there is no issue if NRC is conducted across India. But it appears from the tone and tenor of the home minister that he is targeting Muslims. Such an attitude will generate hatred and promote enmity among different section of the India society and raise suspicion about the Muslims.