31 October 2021

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind chief motivates orphan students for setting high goals in life


Group photo of JIH leaders and HWF officials with orphan students.


New Delhi, 31 Oct. 2021: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) President Syed Sadatullah Husaini has motivated orphan students for developing self-confidence, setting big targets and consistently working hard along with strengthening relationship with Allah Almighty. Addressing  a programme of orphan students and their mothers here on Saturday organised by the Orphan Care Project run by Human Welfare Foundation (HWF),  Mr. Husaini gave them  motivational tips to achieve higher goals in life.
Pointing out that every child born in the world is gifted with one or the other qualities, the JIH president said one of the essential pre-requisites is the development of self-confidence in oneself to succeed in life. He has clarified that no matter how much a person is qualified, one cannot succeed without self-confidence. Another essential condition for success, he said, is setting higher goals and dreaming big for oneself. "The world is full of opportunities in every field and if one selects a high target, there is no reason why one will not succeed and achieve a high goal in life, he said, adding that consistent hard work is another essential requirement for success. He advised students to learn new things every day that would be a guarantee for their success in every field.
While these qualities will help one achieve greater heights and success in personal life, the Jamaat chief said, "strengthening relationship with Allah through offering five-time regular prayer ‘namaz’, studying the Holy Quran, books on the life of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), other Islamic literature, including biographies of the successful people in the world, is essential to make oneself become obedient to Allah and a useful member of the society." Explaining it, the JIH president said that if someone became an engineer but was not honest in his work, an overbridge that he designed might collapse. Likewise, a corrupt doctor, instead of treating and saving the life of patients, might kill the patients. Similarly, a politician lacking fear of Allah might cause immense damage to the entire country. He said that closeness to Allah would help reach greater heights in life.
Speaking about the aims and objectives of the Orphan Care Project going on for the last 12 years, HWF General Secretary Moazzam Naik has said that his organization has provisions to finance education of poor students even in the Oxford University or any other good foreign universities.
At this orphans’ scholarship distribution cum get-together programme, the students, who performed well in their examinations, were handed over gifts and financial aids by the JIH President, JIH Vice-President Mohammed Jafar, JIH secretary-general T. Arif Ali and Mr. Naik.
Briefing about the orphan project, its head Zahoor Ahmad said, "HWF and NGOs associated with it are currently offering scholarships to a total 4424 orphan students in 19 states. Besides this, he said that HWF built orphanages and ran empowerment programmes for orphans’ mothers that included skill development, livelihood support, financial assistance, socio-legal awareness, parenting sessions and counselling programmes.HWF has so far set up 10 orphanages in seven states, including West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Goa. Three orphanages are currently under construction: one in Rajasthan and two in Haryana.
The Women Education and Empowerment Trust’s (TWEET) General Secretary Mrs. Shaista Rafat also addressed the programme.


27 October 2021

16 mosques vandalised, 3 set ablaze by violent Hindutva mobs in Tripura: APCR's Press Conference


 Video of Press Conference....

New Delhi, 27 Oct. 2021: Prominent civil rights body Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) today held a press conference over the anti Muslim violence in the north eastern state of Tripura, which has been witnessing an alarming series of communal violence and targeted attacks against Muslims in the last week. The details were provided at a press conference by the Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR), where activists from Tripura and members of civil society spoke about the communal incidents of the last week and the current situation of the state.

According to information relayed by local activists and residents, there have been at least 27 confirmed incidents of Hindutva mobs attacking mosques, houses and individuals in Muslim areas. These include 16 incidents where mosques were vandalised and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) flags were forcibly hoisted on them. At least three mosques, Palbazar mosque in Unnakoti district, Dogra Masjid in Gomati district and Narola Tila in Vishalgarh were set on fire.

There are confirmed reports of Muslim houses being pelted with stones and houses of prominent Muslims being targeted and vandalised. Almost all of these attacks were carried out by various right-wing groups including VHP that had ostensibly gathered to protest anti-Hindu violence in Bangladesh.

"On Tuesday, the government imposed section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code in Dharmanagar and Kailashahar parts of North Tripura to prevent protests against the violence in the state. However, there has been no action in the areas which saw vandalism by the mob. The state and police authorities are creating an illusion of normalcy by deploying police personnel in a few areas," said Sultan Hussain, a resident of North Tripura, and secretary of Tripura chapter of Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO).

APCR Secretary Nadeem Khan said that it doesn't seem that the state government wants to end the violence as it hasn't taken any concrete step yet. "The government is insisting that the situation is normal and continues to blame incidents in Bangladesh for the violence in the state. The irony is that so far 500 people have been arrested in Bangladesh, but the situation continues to be tense in Tripura," he said.

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Secretary Malik Moatasim Khan appealed to the government to bring the situation in control and provide compensation for the destruction of mosques and other properties. "The Muslims in the state should be provided security and those responsible for the violence and terror should be punished in order to bring peace to the state," he said.