Beef ban, ghar wapsi on AIMPLB Jaipur meet agenda

lucknow_uttarpradesh_map_240LUCKNOW: The Ghar Wapsi drive of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on the agenda, besides ban on beef in Maharashtra and reports of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed meet with board leaders at the three-day annual meeting of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board in Jaipur March 20 onwards.

The event is scheduled to begin with meeting of the board’s working committee on March 20 followed by general body meeting on 21st and 22nd. “BJP’s Ghar Wapsi program is the fourth point on the agenda for discussion during the general body meeting and will be taken up on the concluding day of the meet,” said Zafaryab Jilani, executive committee member of the board.

The members are also set to take up the issue of beef ban in Maharashtra and reports of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed meet with board leaders. “The two issues are not a part of the agenda and will be taken up with permission of the house. Current issues have always been part of such meetings and this time it should be no exception,” Jilani said.

The Ghar Wapsi issue made headlines after BJP organised camps where Muslims converted to Hinduism but the party described it as Ghar Wapsi claiming that the individuals in question were originally Hindus who converted to Islam and described the entire camp as home coming.

Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali, who is also a member of the executive committee of AIMPLB said the board will also take up rights of minorities on security of tableegh (propoganda) and issues like right to education which stands curtailed with compulsory ‘Surya Namskar’ and such issues.

On the issue of Narendra Modi’s meet, though both Zafaryab Jilani and Khalid Rasheed said they have only read that such a meet was in the offing, they refused to comment on if top Muslim clerics should meet Modi. In June, Muslim clerics have decided not to meet PM Modi at least for the next six months. The deadline has expired. There were reports that some other senior members were of the view that the top leaders should meet Modi if the latter takes any such initiative.

Source: The Times of India