Own Correspondent,TDN World, New Delhi: Attending a meeting at National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s residence Jamaat-e-Islami Hind reiterated its stance unequivocally. It clearly conveyed before all other religious leaders and government officials that Jamaat-e-Islami supports peace but at the same they are not satisfied with the Babri verdict passed by the apex court.
On Monday, post Babri verdict an all religious leaders meet was held at NSA Ajit Doval’s residence by Government of India. Having received invitation from the government of India, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind also took part in the discussion.
On this occasion, Muhammad Salim Engineer said: “We received an official invitation for this program and decided to attend the meeting as we have been always open to all kinds of dialogues with government or other religious organizations especially on matters related to peace harmony and unity. We have offered our support to maintain peace and harmony to pre-empt any untoward situation in the days after the verdict.”
“At the same time, we strongly registered our grief and dissatisfaction at the judgment before the delegates and hosts.
Our thoughts which were incorporated in the resolutions passed at the end of the meeting”, he further said.
According to the JIH Vice President, just after Babri Masjid verdict was pronounced on Saturday, the leadership of Jamaat has advocated its strong opposition to and dissatisfaction with the verdict. Whether at the press conference of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board or our official statement or subsequent public and private gatherings, JIH has strongly put forth its position that while it respects the judgment, Jamaat strongly believes that the apex court disregarded facts and ruled in favor of faith and belief of one community.
“The participation of Jamaat-e-Islami at the meeting has led to certain questions being raised regarding our position in the matter. I would like to reiterate that JIH has only one stand on the matter and it is unequivocally conveyed at all forums, including that of the National Security Adviser. While the timing of the meeting and the decision to attend it may be criticized, it must be clear that the representatives of JIH attended the meeting only to convey our disagreement and dissatisfaction with the judgment and the course of events” he explained.