New Delhi, July 13— India’s largest Muslim organization, Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind is going to invite leaders of Hindu and other communities to a peace conference from where “combined message of peace, fraternity and brotherhood” and a “clear-cut message for those who are spreading fear and hate” will be sent out.
The conference christened Aman and Ekta Sammelan (Peace & Unity Conference) will be held in New Delhi on August 04. In a media statement on Thursday, Jamiat said it decided to hold this multi-faith conference in the wake of the increase in incidents of mob lynching in the country.
The purpose of the conference is “to promote atmosphere of peace, fraternity and brotherhood among people of India and to counter message of hate perpetuated under the garb of vide-recorded cruel mob-lynching.”
Jamiat took the decision to hold the national peace conference in a consultative meeting held at its headquarters in the National Capital on Thursday. Jamiat’s General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani chaired the meeting.
“Leaders of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind noted that some section of minority community is feeling restless and anxious due to these incidents. In this situation, Jamiat has decided to play active role in promote goodwill, brotherhood and peace and fraternity and bringing trust and confidence in the concerned community with the active collaboration of likeminded countrymen. With that in view, Jamiat will invite religious leaders of Hindu and other communities to send out combined message of peace, fraternity and brotherhood in the country and clear-cut message for those who are spreading fear and hate,” said Jamiat in the media statement issued by its media in-charge Azeemullah Siddiqi.
In the last few years, scores of people have been lynched by mobs on suspicions of cattle smuggling, cow slaughter, beef consumption and child theft in different parts of the country. Most of the victims were Muslim. However, in some cases Muslim victims were saved in time by Hindus.