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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    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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        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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          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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            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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              Mahender Goriganti
              Apr 17, 2017 at 10:59 am
              Really U do have now & had a choice before !! you do have choice to be truly patriotic, abide by Indian cons ution display patriotism or leave. Your parents & fore fathers too had this choice during independence. No ifs & buts
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                Curious onlooker
                Apr 17, 2017 at 9:36 am
                "Hindu speaking for the Babri masjid case is seen as secular, but when he takes up the Ram temple case he is b ed as communal." A correct observation ! A communal Hindu seeks to build his temple on a site after deliberately and aggressively destroying under false pretext a place of worship belonging to another religious community that originally stood there.Hence the construction of a Hindu temple on that site must be seen as illegal, intolerant and against the spirit of India's Cons ution
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                  Mahender Goriganti
                  Apr 17, 2017 at 11:14 am
                  Really?? the fact prove is the Masjid was constructed on a specifically on Ram temple, forcefully by Mogul terrorists back then and declaring war on Hindustan even now.
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                    Curious onlooker
                    Apr 18, 2017 at 8:45 am
                    That is a fabricated myth by the radical extremists !
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                  ansuman
                  Apr 17, 2017 at 9:29 am
                  If you are Indian by choice Mr Madni--then -why you oppose uniform civil code?.pl also tell us when will you return us those 40000 temples -which were destro by Muslims?
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                    vnksk
                    Apr 17, 2017 at 9:12 am
                    A big majority of UP and Bihar Muslims voted for ML but after par ion they remained in India due to perverted regime of Nehru, who was anti-hindu sickular and asked Muslims to remain in India despite complete ethnic cleasing by Muslims in stan. Muslims r trouble creaters whenever ad whever they r i significant nos. Theyare very intolerant to others including their women.
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                      mohan
                      Apr 17, 2017 at 8:55 am
                      What Madni says is a white lie.The country was divided on the basis of religion.Muslims had no choice but to cross over to Pak.Pt Nehru&some reckless leaders advised muslims as a part of conspiracy later on to serve as vote banks.It was a well planned & well executed conspiracy to ensure that hindu part of India will not be exclusively for hindus but later on by multiplying the muslim po tion firstly they will stop hindus from exclusive control over India&later on shout discrimination &sooner or later claim another division .The so called secular gaddars connived with them.See what has happened in kashmir,kerala& parts of UP places like sambhal,kairana etc.Madani,Owaisi,Azam Khan&innumerable muslims are singing the song that they did an obligation to hindus in India by staying in India.Absoluetely wrong.If they feel so ,now they can go.No one will stop them.They wanted islam in all walks of life.Not possible in India.Shift to places where sharia is in operation .
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                        Dipak
                        Apr 17, 2017 at 7:40 am
                        The Muslim Invaders did not come to India to preach Hindu Religion, they killed over 400 million Hindus over 800 years and converted even more to Islam. On the top of that they destro over a quarter million temples and built Masjids over thousands of demolished temples. Ram Mandir is one of them. Yet Indians want all religions respected. Indian Muslims are far better off than those of stan and Bangaladesh. We do expect the Imams, Maulavis and Madr as to teach peaceful coexistence.
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                          MidHat
                          Apr 17, 2017 at 9:00 am
                          From where you bring this fake data. This fake data shows how your kind is spreading falsehood and viciousness in the society.
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                            Indian First
                            Apr 17, 2017 at 10:27 am
                            Thats not fake idea, thats true history. Read the history of Kerala, Tipu converted loads of Hindus and if the Hindus did not agree, they were slaughtered. Same is applicable all over India, Mughals were barbarians and they did much damage than what you can think
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                            Azeemullah Siddiqi Qasmi
                            Apr 17, 2017 at 10:46 am
                            it is not white lie. It is reality. Muslims have option to choose other country. but They preferred India, their motherland, place where their w ancestors were buried. we love this country when we are alive and love when we are dead as we devote our body to the land as we are buried.
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                              Munzir Baig
                              Apr 17, 2017 at 11:37 am
                              Correct your fact. Did you about King Ashoka killed millions of Native Indians.
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                              Krishnan Chundharan Krishnan
                              Apr 17, 2017 at 6:54 am
                              A pertinent remarks indeed.
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                                harun
                                Apr 17, 2017 at 6:08 am
                                That Muslims who choose to remain in India did so against the Islamic stan which was created by Jinnah. Those who did not want to,Left for stan. I think Madani is right,Muslims who choose to stay back are those who choose secular India than a Radical stan. Those who hate them are free to as its their personal wish. But sad reality is that Iden y is being used to get votes instead of devlopment
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