Bangalore, March 11: Centre for Community Development, Karnataka, convened a state level representative conference of the Muslim community was held on 09th March 2008 at Bangalore, to deliberate on the “Fight Against Terrorism" and various issues related to it.
The conference was attended by leading Islamic scholars, political luminaries, NGOS, women NGO groups youth organisations,eminent intellectuals etc. Shri. S.N.H.Razvi President welcomed the delegates. Dr.Taha Mateen delivered the key note address. Mrs. Sheema Mohsin presented a paper on the role of women.Mr. Abduss Salaam puthige presented a paper on the role of media. Mr.Aga sultan General secretary CCD read out the draft resolutions which were approved unanimously. He also proposed a Vote of thanks.
Resolutions adopted after the day long deliberations marked by enthuastic participation of all delegates are as follows:-
The Muslims of Karnataka extend their whole hearted support to the ongoing global fight against terrorism and appeals to all Communities and sections of society to join this struggle which is imperative for establishing global peace and harmony.
This conference calls upon the Muslims of Karnataka to condemn terrorism as totally unacceptable to Islam as it is opposed to the basic philosophy of Islam . It further calls upon the students, youths, NGOS and social activists to be ever vigilant about the designs of any extremist elements and fully co-operate with the law enforcing agencies in their genuine efforts to defeat such designs.
This conference appeals to the media both print and electronic to be objective and fair in their reporting on the incidence of alleged terrorism without targeting any particular community.
This conference registers its strong objection to the usage of biased and prejudiced terms such as “Islamic Terrorism" “Muslim terrorism" or “Islamic Jihad" which amounts to relating terrorism to a particular community.
This conference calls upon all concerened to ensure that the ongoing fight against terrorism remains objective till its end and does not degenerate into a campaign against any particular community.
This conference makes a strong appeal to the state administration to ensure justice to all and restrain its various agencies from harasment of innocent individuals in the name of state security.