Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind demand Eid prayers to be conducted at Eidgahs

Image used for representational purposes only. (Chandigarh: Indian Muslims offer prayers during Eid al- Adha outside the mosque in sector 20 in Chandigarh on Tuesday September 13, 2016.photo Dinesh Bhardwaj)

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Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind has passed a three-point resolution in their latest National Executive meeting demanding an inquiry into the Delhi riots, stopping arbitrary action against anti CAA protestors and the Eidgahs be opened for Eid.

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The largest Indian Muslim socio-religious organization, Jamiat, organized this video conference to discuss key matters in the light of COVID19 implications to education and economy. Key members from across the country attended the meet where President Maulana Qari Mohammad Usman spoke about CBSE syllabus change, recommendations for Eid Al Azha, false charges on anti-CAA activists, and inquiry into the Delhi riots.

Jamiat has been actively involved in relief work in the aftermath of northeast violence, condemning the “vendetta politics” of BJP government in harassing student scholars who protested against CAA. It said that student activists and scholars at the forefront of anti CAA agitations are being slapped with false charges of UAPA and the government must immediately withdraw these accusations and conduct a fair investigation to punish the real culprits of the Delhi violence.

The Jamiat national council also disapproved the CBSE in excluding crucial chapters from classes X-XII course on citizenship, nationalism, secularism, federalism and all other aspects fundamental to our constitutional order. It demanded the all these chapters must be included compulsorily.

The main demands of this Executive meet, however, was to initiate an inquiry into Delhi riots, withdraw false charges against student activists and reopening Eidgahs for the upcoming Eid festival.

Its President on behalf of the committee demanded that Muslims should be allowed to offer Eid al Azha (Bakrid) prayers at their local Eidgah and the governments should consider reopening of masjids.

President Maulana Usman stated that sacrificing animals on the occasion of Eid al Azha is “sahib-e-nasab (for those who can afford it) under all circumstances and there cannot be any alternative to this practice.” He added that simultaneously, Muslims must take care of precautions during the pandemic in ensuring cleanliness and hygiene in their surroundings.