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Maulvis join battle against terrorism in J

Written by: Staff
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Nagrota, May 16 : Maulvis from Jammu and Kashmir have condemned the socalled 'jehad' being waged by islamist terror groups and said Islam is against any form of terrorism, torture and violence against women.

Maulvis in Gool area of Udhampur district said madarsa's curriculum should be designed to focus on the values of secularism and nationalism.

Talking to UNI, Maulvi Bashir Ahmed, who has been running a madarsa having more than 70 students of six to twelve years age group at village Moila said there are people who have misused Islam by carrying out inhuman activities. ''We want to give a message that Islam is against any form of terrorism, torture and violence against women.'' It may be mentioned that Gool area of Udhampur is one of the worst militancy affected part of the state. Presently the area is infested by Hizbul Mujahideen Pir Panjal Regiment (HMPPR) militant outfit.

According to Maulvi Ahmed, it is only through education that nefarious agenda of terror groups can be defeated.

Talking to UNI, many other maulvis including group leader Maulvi Mohammad Farid hailing from Samatre of Bodal in Poonch district said he is teaching students about national interest and all of them have decided to counter militancy with the help of madrasa.

The thirty five maulvis left for Delhi, Agra and Ajmer for a two-week tour organised under the aegis of Operation Sadbhavana conducted by 60 Rashtriya Rifles.

GOC 16 Corps Lieutenant General Tej Kumar Sapru while flagging off the tour urged the Maulvis to spread the message of nationalism, unity and brotherhood among people and motivate local populace and the younger generation to contribute to the development of the state.

UNI

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