3-day Jamiat general session begins today, to discuss UCC, reservation | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Issues like constitutional rights in the face of proposed Uniform Civil Code (UCC), non-interference in personal laws, religious freedom, autonomy of madrasas, reservation for Muslims on the basis of backwardness and measures to dispel misunderstandings regarding the teachings of Islam, among others will be discussed at a three-day general session of the influential body of Muslim clerics, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH), that starts on Friday.
In the heart of Delhi, around 10,000 prominent Muslim clerics, who constitute the national governing body of JUH, are expected to attend the deliberations in focussed sessions at Ramlila Ground. The central theme of the sessions is ‘Relevance of Composite Nationalism in the current Political Scenario’.
On Sunday, at a plenary session where resolutions will be adopted on key takeaways from the sessions, an open house will be attended by a large congregation. The open house is expected to bring together on one platform prominent speakers from different religions to share their thoughts. According to JUH functionaries, the aim is to bring focus on the importance of inter-community and intra-community cohesion, specifically in the context of hate campaigns being launched to create social and communal divide.
This meet gains significance as it is the first such congregation by the Jamiat since its last session held at Ajmer in 2016. Speaking to TOI, JUH president Maulana Mahmood Madani said, “The message we want to send out is one that reinforces national integration and that there should be no discrimination against anyone.”
“We hope to highlight our resolve to not bow down to the increasing pressures of divisive radical ideologies promoting terrorism, communalism and extremism, and to keep the tricolour of our national unity flying high, come what may,” Madani added.

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