The Forum For Muslim Studies And Analysis, a body of Muslim intellectuals, has in a resolution hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's declaration in the Parliament that the community would be "given a fair deal" in a resolution passed here yesterday the forum has said that the PM's assurance has given fresh hope to the Muslims that they would be treated with "justice and fair play" in the BJP-led NDA regime. The FMSA said that the PM's announcement that his government would have "zero tolerance" for communal violence and terrorism was a very positive signal.
It would play a very major role in ensuring that his road map for economic recovery becomes a reality, the forum said. The resolution also emphasised the importance of passing the long standing "Prevention of Communal Violence Bill" in the Parliament. The FMSA has stressed that if Modi government was determined to confront the menace of communal violence then it should ensure that the crucial bill becomes a reality during the NDA regime.
Besides, the resolution said that while Madarsas should be modernised there should be no attempt on the part of the government to meddle in their administration. It said that madarsas play a vital role in educating the poorest section of Muslims, who have no access to main stream education. If this arrangement was disturbed then it would disturb the process of social upliftment of Muslims. The resolution was passed at a meeting presided by Professor Humayun Murad, an elected member of the AMU Court and former Dean Faculty of Science AMU.
The FMSA secretary Jasim Mohammad told newspersons today that the forum strongly disapproves Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi's recent attempt to rake up controversial issues. "Any issue which further polarises society at this critical juncture is better avoided," Jasim told PTI.