‘Deen Bachao, Desh Bachao’: Muslim personal laws under attack, says Rahmani

Patna: A sea of skull caps sprawled Gandhi Maidan to take part in the “Deen Bachao, Desh Bachao” (save religion, save nation) conference here on Sunday.

All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s General Secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani while addressing a large gathering of Muslims said that Muslim personal laws were under attack since the BJP-led NDA government came to power.

Rahmani warned that Muslims would not tolerate any more attacks on their personal laws and would continue to protest against it.

Rahmani, who is also the head of the Imarat-e-Sharia, an influential Muslim body from Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha, said:

“We waited for four years, expecting that BJP would learn to run the nation as per the constitution. But we were wrong, take for instance Muslim personal laws which are under attack. “We are compelled to inform our countrymen that Islam and our country is in danger under the present government at the centre.”

“Some people are playing with our religion and the Shariat to fulfil their political ambitions. By bringing the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, the government is interfering in our Shariat. We condemn it and demand that the government revoke the Bill and stop all types of interference in our laws,” a 10-point resolution said.

He told the gathering that if they did not wake up now, “there will not be sufficient room and chance to perform later”. “There are numerous issues on RSS’ agenda which this government will attempt to execute. Following triple talaq, it will be Uniform Civil Code and also ban on Azaan through loudspeakers. There is a long list,” he said. The rally was jointly organised by the Imarat-e-Sharia and AIMPLB.

Several Muslim leaders and Ulema of the community  addressed the rally and cautioned about the “evil design of RSS-controlled NDA government” at the centre. They said that the central government was trying to tamper with “Sharia” (Islamic Laws).

“Let this be a warning for those trying to tamper with the Constitution, that people will not forgive them and their punishment will be reflected in the next general election,” they said.

–IANS inputs