It appears that the meeting between Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind chief Maulana Mahmood A Madani-led Muslim clerics delegation and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday has not gone down well with some Muslims.
A few hours after the meet was over, a report surfaced headlined: “Jamiat’s Mahmood Madani group meets Narendra Modi, breaks Muslim ranks” on Milli Gazette, a portal run by Dr Zafrul Islam Khan, a former Mushawarat president.
“Soon after Mr. Modi’s coming to power, at least three high-level meetings were held by Muslim community leaders including one called by Maulana Mahmood Madani himself in his Masjid Abdun Nabi office in Delhi, in which it was decided unanimously …that should a need arise to meet the PM, it should be a joint delegation that will go to meet him.
“Today’s delegation did not include any leader of leading Indian Muslim organizations like Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, Jamaat-e Islami Hind and Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e Hadees or institutions like Muslim Personal Law Board or Darul Uloom Deoband.
“By meeting the PM today with only a Jamiat delegation, Mahmood Madani group has broken the Muslim ranks,” said the report.
The delegation included some persons from outside Jamiat also like Professor Akhtarul Wasey (VC, Maulana Azad University, Jodhpur), Dr. Zahir I. Kazi (President of Anjuman-i-Islam, Mumbai and P. A. Inamdar (Chairman, Azam Campus, Pune), added the report.