New Delhi: The Minority Coordination Committee on Monday sent a memorandum to Gujarat governor Acharya Devvrat urging him to stop the” misuse’ of the word ‘jihad’. The NGO sought action towards people and political representatives who’re misusing the word ‘jihad’ to vilify the Muslim community and spread hatred amongst different communities.
The NGO’s convener Mujahid Nafees, while talking to Media, raised strong concern against Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s speech at Vadodara on Sunday, in which he acknowledged that the government would bring legislation to disallow all activities which are happening within the title of ”love jihad”.
”As a chief minister of the state, he might have consulted any madrassa to search out out the which means of jihad and he would have identified what significance ‘struggle’ has in Islam. It can’t be used for evil goals,” the representation reads.
The representation maintained that the deliberate use of the phrase ‘jihad’ by Rupani has harmed the feelings of the Muslims and it was a violation of the constitutional provisions as well.
Nafees acknowledged that the phrase ”jihad” is being misused by a number of different politicians, who’re holding constitutional positions and whose core job is to save the spirits of the constitution.
It acknowledged that the continuing controversy over ”love jihad” is aimed at influencing the upcoming civic elections in Gujarat.