Aaj Ki Baat: Eleven Muslim leaders meet PM Modi, ask him to stop radicalization of Muslim youths

New Delhi: Eleven Muslim leaders today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested him to prevent the radicalization of Indian youths who are being lured by extremist organization such as Islamic State and Al-Qaeda.The leaders,
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India TV News Desk April 06, 2015 23:58 IST

New Delhi: Eleven Muslim leaders today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested him to prevent the radicalization of Indian youths who are being lured by extremist organization such as Islamic State and Al-Qaeda.

The leaders, all from Barelwi sect of Isalm (Ahle Sunnat wal Jama'at), asked the PM to stop the radicalization of Muslim youths, specially through internet. But the major demand of the group was to hand over the management of the Sunni Waqf Board to the Barelwi sects as it is dominated by Wahabi or Deobandi sect of Islam.

Syed Sultan-ul-Hasan Chishti Misbahi (Sajjada Nashin, Ajmer Sharif), Hazrat Ghulam Yasin Sahib (Shahar Qazi, Varanasi), Sheikh Wasim Ashrafi (Imam, Tanzim Mumbai), Mohammad Hamid (President and Imam, Tanzim Nagpur) and Allama Tasleem Raaza Sahib (Dargah Barelvi Sharif, Bareilly) were part of the delegation that met the PM today.

After the meeting, Mohammad Hamid from Mumbai Tanzim spoke to India TV in an exclusive interview about the agenda of the meet. His statement concluded that it was a meeting to dethrone Deobandi leaders from the Sunni Waqf Board and instead place the Barelwi leaders.

“Sunni Waqf Board has been dominated by people of radical ideology and because of this they have occupied Sunni Dargahs and Mosques. They are promoting extremism and as ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram have started destroying Shrines, if that mentality comes to India it will be very dangerous to the country,” Mohammad Hamid of Nagpur Tanzim told India TV.

He further added, “We have requested the PM to protect the country from radicals and for that the management of Sunni Waqf Board must be given to Ahle Sunnat wal Jama'at and who doesn't trust in Dargahs and Walis should not be appointed and a different Wahabi Waqf Board must be created for them.”

 
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