Urban Mirror Correspondent
LUCKNOW: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) today called upon the community to have patience and be extremely careful in dealing with the situation. These Muslim organisations said that the community should not take the defeat of the secular forces personally. The AIMPLB and JIH sensing prevailing gloom in the community following results, especially in UP, today said in separate statements that it was a passing phase. However these organisations hoped that new NDA government would adopt an inclusive approach in dealing with progamme and policies.
The general secretary of AIMPLB Maulana Wali Rahmani said “elections are fought between political parties, who win and lose. Communities should not feel threatened. The public mandate is respected in a democracy. We urge all to look forward and hope for peace, communal harmony and progress of the nation,”
Asking Muslims to not worry, Maulana Rahmani said the coming days could pose some problem but the community should face the same with courage and be optimistic and patience. “The Muslims should maintain courage, passion and encourage others to meet the situation. Our elders had decided to remain in this country with some objective. Earlier too, we have faced several critical situations and this time too we will tide over it,” the cleric said in a statement.
The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), another Muslim religious body, which has a significant following in Uttar Pradesh, also expressed hope that the newly-elected members of Parliament and the ruling class would work for the welfare and development of all Indians irrespective of their caste, class and religion, and execute their constitutional duties seriously and honestly.
“We hope that now that the elections are over, the surcharged atmosphere that was created during the elections and differences, if any, would be forgotten and the elected representatives would discharge their duties in the best traditions of this country,” said Syed Sadatullah Husaini, the national president of the JIH.