By TCN News
New Delhi:- Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind lauded the Supreme Court judgment against the use of religion, caste, creed or language for seeking votes and said that it will have far-reaching impact.
He further said that after the demolition of Babri mosque, the use of religion has phenomenally increased in politics and political discourse. That deeply affected secular ethos and tradition of our country. Some political elements in the country have been making a systematic effort to hurt the constitution and secular ethos of the country for pushing ahead their political agenda by imposing their particular religious and cultural traditions etc. They have been also trying to politically push aside the religious minorities by using inflammatory slogans during the election period. Madani said that this decision was a landmark in this perspective. “Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has always been drawing the attention of the government towards this important issue and has been severely categorically opposing politics based on religion, caste and creed etc.,” he added.
Madani also stressed the need to ensure that in upcoming election this decision shall be enforced in letters and spirit. The election commission too should issue categorical instructions to all political parties to refrain from using religion, caste and creed during the election. He also said that some political parties have been viewing Muslims as a vote bank and some of them have been taunting them to be a vote bank. This landmark judgment of the Supreme Court will relieve Muslim community from these dual tortures and now the basic energy would be devoted to pushing agenda of inclusive development of the country.
He said that this landmark judgment of the apex Court shed light on this very aspect that every citizen of the country can enjoy absolute freedom to practice a religion of his/her choice. The state does not have constitutional right to interfere in the religious belief of a citizen. Maulana Madani welcoming this aspect of the judgment asserted that no doubt this will act as a deterrent to some elements which justify interference in the religious belief and practices of the citizens.