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Jamaat invites reporters to Iftar, gives them lessons in journalism

The Ameer (chief) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari addressed the media on Iftar get-together programme at Jamaat headquarters on June 25 and told them to avoid sensationalism and writing false stories.

Maulana Umari said: “…Media and journalists should avoid sensationalism and writing false stories. Islam lays great importance on the substantiating of facts and is firmly against the spreading of unverified news. Broadcasting uncorroborated reports may lead to serious repercussions. As Muslim journalists one should try to study the demands of our faith on our profession and how we can discharge our professional responsibilities in an ethical manner and being true to our faith.”

Replying to a question on the media reports of some skirmishes between two groups of the Tableeghi Jamaat in Delhi, the JIH president said JIH sent a delegation to find a way to diffuse the situation and the delegation move was welcomed too.

“However a solution to the problem is yet to be agreed upon and Jamaat-e-Islami Hind will continue to exert its efforts for unity and reconciliation,” he said.

Interestingly all those religious leaders presented in the meet had no journalistic background.

Homepage photo credit Ashraf Ali Bastavi

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