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We are Indian by choice, not by chance, says Madani

"Muslims have preferred India over an Islamist regime, we don’t regret that," said Madani

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: April 17, 2017 3:28 am
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Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind general secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani on Sunday said that a Hindu speaking for the Babri masjid case is seen as secular, but when he takes up the Ram temple case he is branded as communal.

Speaking on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi issue during a convention here, Madani said, “How is it that if some Hindu speaks for the Babri case, he is hailed as secular but if some Hindu takes up the Ram temple cause he is branded as communal, here we are Indian by choice, not by chance. Muslims have preferred India over an Islamist regime, we don’t regret that.”

Stressing the importance of attitude, he said, “Once the attitude is changed, the whole issue will be resolved.”
Addressing a convention organised by the Jamiat about the relevance of sages in society, he urged Muslims, “Never get excited or show misplaced bravado over slight provocations as anger is a sign of weakness of a community, instead show restraint to take odds in your stride.”

He also asked men to respect their wives and restore the rights.

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  1. Eknaath Nagarkar
    Apr 18, 2017 at 10:22 am
    Right time for right-thinking Muslims to stand by Hindus desirous of putting up Lord Rama's Temple. This step will go a long way in promoting Hindu-Muslim Amity besides an opportunity of a life-time! Their names entering Indian History!!!!
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      Ek Marathi
      Apr 17, 2017 at 11:26 am
      Muslims in India voted overwhelmingly for ML and made the agitation for stan . The places which are now in stan had different sort of politics and was about to automatically accede to federal India as per the current situation then . The Nawabs and the influenial muslims of india thought it necessary to see a glorified muslim state in the subcontinent as a tribute to over 500 years of islamic rule . It was already certain that most did not wanted to migrate , just see a neighbouring islamic state . After par ion the hindus have been wiped clean in stan , only a handful of dalit Hindus stay in . similar is Bangladesh . India is made a secular country where muslims have grown from 8 and now nearing 20 . We alll know what will happen when they cross 30 limit . Chaos , conflict , lawlessness , example Bengal , am , parts of UP, Bihar , Kerala . And we all know what will happen when muslims are more than 50 , example Kashmir .where they want to join stan .
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      1. Mahender Goriganti
        Apr 17, 2017 at 11:26 am
        To get rid off all this nonsense discussion about India weather it is secular or not is to declare it as Hindus state or 'Vedistan'. That will end any discussion about its credentials for good. India has been a secular & democratic country for at least 6000 years. Riga Veda Man;10. 129 1-7( that included openness & question existence of God & the creator) That means it even welcomed Atheists (Kafir & apostate by Abraham standards) for logical discussion for 4000 years.
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        1. Mahender Goriganti
          Apr 17, 2017 at 11:09 am
          Going by your age you did not have a choice but your parents had. You do have choice to respect mother India, cons ution & Majority and their religion and sentiments or leave where ever U like to go..
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          1. Mahender Goriganti
            Apr 17, 2017 at 11:03 am
            Why my post is not appearing that just posted a minute ago?? Yes your parent if not you had a choice at the time of independence and even now to be truly patriotic and follow the Indian cons ution. Definitely not Koran for sure.
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