Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said those allegedly misusing Islam as a shield for their ill designs of terrorism are “biggest” enemies of religion and stressed that it should be the commitment of ones believing in humanity to destruct such “evil” forces.
“…those misusing Islam as a shield for their ill designs of terrorism are biggest enemies of both Islam and humanity,” Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Naqvi said while addressing a training camp of Haj pilgrims in Mumbai.
“The entire world has been coming together against these enemies who are active with different names. Destruction of such evil forces should be the commitment of humanity,” he said.
Naqvi said the Ministry has been sending its senior officials to Saudi Arabia to take stock of arrangements and safety of about 1.36 lakh Indians who have been proceeding for Haj pilgrimage this year.
Noting Haj pilgrimage is a “cherished desire” of every Muslim, Naqvi asked pilgrims to pray for unity, peace, prosperity and harmony in the country, besides praying for their respective families.
About 4,500 devotees will proceed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Haj pilgrimage from Mumbai this year August 27 onwards.
For Haj 2016, about 1,00,020 Haj pilgrims have been facilitated from 21 points across India through Haj Committee. Apart from this, 36,000 Haj pilgrims have been proceeding through the private tour operators.