24 August 2021

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind President says imperialist forces should learn lesson from Afghanistan; calls to make it an ideal Islamic welfare state


New Delhi: Commenting on the political changes in Afghanistan, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) President Syed Sadatullah Husaini has hoped that these changes will end years of unrest and bloodshed in the country and restore peace and order in the region and help to reinstate the rights of the Afghan people.


In a press statement, the JIH President said, “20 years ago, the overthrow of the Afghan government through military action, the brutal atrocities on innocent civilians by colonial and imperialist forces, the series of bombings and raids on its cities and the constant attempts to impose the will of foreign powers on the Afghan people is a reprehensible chapter of recent history. It is gratifying to note that the perseverance and struggle of the Afghan people resulted in the withdrawal of the imperialist forces from their country.”


Mr. Husaini said that the imperialist powers should learn a lesson from this episode and forever refrain from the policy of unnecessary interference in the affairs of poor countries to further their own vested interests. He asserted that the United Nations and the international community should also learn a lesson from this and put in place a strong process to prevent the manipulation and interference of weaker nations at the hands of powerful countries. He expressed happiness and satisfaction that the transfer of power was completed peacefully without much bloodshed.


The JIH President drew the attention of the Taliban to the fact that the eyes of the whole world are now on them and are closely monitoring their behaviour and actions. “The Taliban have the opportunity to present to the world a practical example of the benevolent and merciful system of Islam. We would like to draw their attention to the fact that Islam is the advocate of peace and well-being. It gives freedom of belief. The protection of the lives and property of all human beings, including minorities, is of paramount importance to Islam. Islam is also very sensitive about women’s rights. We hope that the new rulers of Afghanistan will strictly adhere to these teachings of Islam and set an example before the world of an Islamic Welfare State where everyone is free from fear and terror and lives a peaceful and prosperous life with equal opportunity to flourish and prosper. We also hope that a new government shall soon be established in Afghanistan by popular vote in the democratic and consultative spirit of Islam that represents all sections of the country and one that shall prove to be a source of lasting unity and stability among the Afghan people. Reports that the Taliban have announced a general amnesty, assured peace and order to Sikhs, Hindus and other minorities, and hinted at dialogue and co-operation with all countries of the world are welcome,” he added.


Commenting on Indo-Afghan relations, the JIH chief has said that our country India and Afghanistan have a long-standing and healthy relationship. He continued, “In recent years, India has also played an important role in the development of Afghanistan. We hope that this warmth and solid relations will continue and be further strengthened. We also wish to remind the Government of India of its responsibility to initiate healthy relations with the new Afghan government and to play its part in building and developing Afghanistan and ensuring peace and security throughout South Asia.”

09 August 2021

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Maharashtra announces Rs 1.5 Crore rehabilitation package for Konkan flood victims

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Mumbai: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) Maharashtra President Rizwanur Rahman Khan along with state Vice President Syed Zameer Qadri visited the Konkan flood hit areas like Chiplun, Mahad and other towns. They spoke to the flood victims, assuring them of all possible support. Meetings were held with several social workers and heads of community centres and NGOs to discuss plans of rehabilitation.  Mr. Rizwan has said that all social organizations need to come together and cooperate with each other to carry out the rehabilitation task, ensuring that no flood victim is left out.  The JIH state chief has also announced Rs.1,50,00,000/- (1.5 Crore Rupees) rehabilitation project for the flood affected victims. He said, “people who have lost their livelihood in this calamity will be helped in restarting their businesses. Also, houses which have been destroyed or partially damaged will be reconstructed or repaired. A proper survey has been initiated to facilitate this process.”


Following the devastating flood in the Konkan region, the JIH Maharashtra along with affiliated organisations and its sister bodies had commenced the relief operation from 23rd July. The JIH cadre is now being assisted in this task by members of the Ideal Relief Committee Trust, IRW, Youth Wing, Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) and Medical Service Society (MSS). The volunteers have not only distributed cooked food, medicines, bottled water and blankets, but they have also cleaned wells, roads, schools and residential buildings and houses, making them usable. They were professionally trained to work in such an emergency situation.


Briefing on relief efforts, the JIH Maharashtra said, “a team led by the organisation itself, also comprising members of the Youth Wing, IRW, MSS and SIO from Mumbai and Thane had reached the worst hit town Chiplun (Ratnagiri district),  on 24th July with two truckloads of relief material. Later, several other teams from Mumbai, Solapur, Parli, Pune, Nagpur, Nanded and other cities joined with them to execute the relief operation. They are still on the ground, engaging in all sorts of relief work. After the survey, the JIH has provided 1500 kitchen kits sets so far in Chiplun, Murad Nagar, Rajewadi and Kondeote. Till date, JIH has distributed about 3400 bottles of water, 4200 food packets, ration kits to 500 families, medicines and 1500 emergency lights. More than one lakh rupees has been distributed as emergency aid among 40 families. As many as 14 wells and seven water tanks have been cleaned in Chiplun so far. Several schools, buildings and mosques have also been cleaned. The JIH has set up a medical camp in the affected area because such calamity can potentially increase the risk of infectious or epidemic diseases. A mobile medical van is also being used to address the health concerns of the affected people. So far over 500 patients have benefitted from this effort. 50 houses of Mahad and Rajewadi have been surveyed. Cleaning material has been provided to more than 800 families.


The JIH state unit has appealed to all the people to lend a helping hand to this relief and rehabilitation effort by their contribution.