Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Thousands attend ‘Resist Hindutva’ rally by Jamaat-e-Islami in Kerala; Gyanvapi Imam among guests

Thousands joined a mass rally and fraternal conference organized by Jama’at-e-Islami Hind Kerala State Committee in Kozhikode on Wednesday under the title “Resist Hindutva.”

The rally and public conference saw thousands of men, women, and children rallying against Hindutva fascism and its anti-Muslim campaigns.

Huge banners highlighted the Hindutva campaign on Gyanvapi, Mathura mosques, the rebuilding of Babri Masjid, anti-Muslim violence across India, the latest killings in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani, among other issues.

Addressing the crowd, the imam of Gyanvapi Mosque, Abdul Batin Nomani, called out the Sangh Parivar, stating that their claims about the Gyanvapi Mosque are lies and fabricated.

Nomani emphasized that there is no historical evidence in Varanasi to support the existence of a temple where the mosque now stands. He clarified that the area where pooja was allegedly performed was actually a place near the mosque where the temple’s properties were stored.

Jama’at-e-Islami national president, Syed Sadathullah Hussaini, inaugurated the conference and warned that the aggression on mosques in the country would harm not only Muslims but the nation as a whole.

Hussaini criticized the chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, accusing them of competing in spreading hate. He also highlighted the demolition of mosques at night, alleging encroachment on disputed land, despite thousands of acres being encroached upon.

Many Muslim scholars, leaders, journalists, and Dalit writers also addressed the conference.

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