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JIH vows to highlight true Islamic tenets

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 10 � The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) strives for �a clear exposition of the teachings of Islam which are shorn of all false ideas and purged of all unhealthy accretions�, and to emphasize on the Qur�an, the Sunnah in Islam, rather than the opinions of Islamic scholars.

Stressing the need for �reaching out to the persons who are disposed to righteousness, and are inclined to work for the establishment of righteousness in human life" and organize them, Maulana Jalal Uddin Umri, president of All India JIH and vice president of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, said this while addressing a press conference on Friday.

Umri said that societal change, effecting reform in the light of Islamic teachings, and a change of �intellectual leadership, social and cultural leadership, and ultimately, political leadership� was an urgent need under the circumstances.

A high-level team of JIH under the leadership of Umri is visiting the eastern and north-eastern India to take stock of the plight of the minority communities in the region and the various welfare activities undertaken by it for addressing some of the problems affecting the minorities. During their visit to Chirang and Kokrajhar districts in BTAD area on Wednesday and Thursday, Umri inaugurated a housing complex of 375 units that would provide shelter to both Bodo and Muslim families of the area who were displaced during the ethnic strife in 2012.

Umri further said JIH has adopted 200 students � hailing from both Bodo and Muslim communities � of the area who are being provided free education from Class V onwards and they would continue to receive this benefit until they pass out from Class XII.

JIH has also provided free schoolkits to over 10,000 primary school students in the area besides providing them tuition to make up for the losses suffered during the calamity of 2012.

JIH All India secretary Mohammed Ahmed said that their organization was providing relief on an ongoing basis in the form of health check-up and supply of medicines, food and clothes for providing succour to the victims of insurgent activities in the area.

Md Shafi Madani, secretary CSR of JIH, stated that the organization was constantly trying to bring about peace and trust among the people living in BTAD and with this end in view, they had organized several parleys with prominent leaders of the area viz., Hagrama Mohilary, Biswajit Daimary and Pramod Bodo.

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