Muslim clerics delegation led by Jamiat Ulema -i-Hind met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
While addressing the delegation, PM Modi said issue of triple talaq should not be politicized.
A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s office, read: “On Triple Talaq, the Prime Minister reiterated that the Muslim community should not allow this issue to be politicized, and urged the assembled gathering to take the responsibility for initiating reform in this regard.”
Maulana M Madani, who headed the delegation, told the media after the meeting was over: “His (PM Modi) attitude on all issues was reasonable and satisfactory. We are leaving with lot of hopes.”
The statement read: “Noting that terrorism is a major challenge, they(Muslim leaders) expressed a common resolve to combat it with all their might. They added that it is the Muslim community’s responsibility that under no circumstances should anyone compromise the nation’s security or well-being. They said that the Muslim community would never allow any conspiracy against India to succeed.”
“The Prime Minister said democracy’s greatest strength is harmony and amity. Emphasising that the Government does not have any right to discriminate among citizens, the Prime Minister said that India’s speciality has been its unity in diversity. He said that the new generation in India must not be allowed to fall victim to the rising global tide of extremism.”
Those part of the delegation are: Maulana Qari Syed Mohammad Usman Mansurpuri – President of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind; Maulana Mahmood A Madani – General Secretary of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind; Dr. Zahir I Kazi, President – Anjuman-i-Islam, Mumbai; Prof Akhtarul Wasey; and Maulana Badaruddin Ajmal.