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PUNE: In a interesting development, the RSS vision of Akhand Bharat meaning reunification of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to establish the ‘Akhand Bharat’ has found supporters in a section of Pune City-based Muslims, Ulemas under the active guidance of education baron P A Inamdar on Thursday.
In a select gathering held in Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences, Educationist P A Inamdar took the bold initiative of unanimously issuing a resolution demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reunify India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to establish a powerful and peaceful nation i.e., India under the Akhand Bharat banner.
Later, his publicity office, issue a release saying that to the Azam campus condemns the recent attack on the Amarnath pilgrims and lynchings of Muslims in various parts of the country and believes that there will be peace in the country only when its borders are peaceful.
The ulemas, community members led by PA Inamdar under the banner of social organisation Awami Mahaz, around 200 maulanas, trustees, caretakers from different mosques and muslim social activists had held the meeting at the MA Rangoonwala Dental College, Azam Campus, in Camp on Thursday wherein they pledged their loyalty to Akhand Bharat intiative and said that it would bring peace and prosperity to the nation.
The meeting was presided over by Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education (MCE) Society President PA Inamdar, who runs Azam Campus and is also the President of Awami Mahaz. The prominent clergymen present comprised of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) member Maulana Nizamuddin Fakhruddin, Pune district Sunni Jamaat President Maulana Ayyub Ashrafi, Mufti Ahmad Hasan of All India Imams Council, Islamic scholar Anees Chishti and Maulana Shabih Ahsan Kazmi were present for the meeting.
The participants also decided to make masjids as the hub of awareness among people in the neighbourhoods. The meeting was also attended by MCE Society Secretary Latif Maqdum who is also the President of RSS inspired and led Muslim Rashtriya Vichar Manch (MRM) , P A Inamdar’s younger brother and Golden Jubilee Education Trust President SBH Inamdar, Awami Mahaz Secretary Wahid Biyabani, Convenor Nasir Khan and Abdul Wahab Shaikh, Shahid Munir, Chand Sardar and Aslam Bagwan.
Loudly reading out the resolution, Inamdar stated that it was supported by all the people present. He said, “The resolution, will be read out in masjids in Pune after prayers (Juma Namaz) on Friday, Explaining his stand to mediapersons Inamdar said, Nowadays the media is replete with stories showing emotive issues rather than focusing on development-related news. The Britishers had cleverly divided the country on religious lines so that we keep fighting. Now, we need an out-of-the-box solution. Those being killed by terrorists or being lynched, should be identified as Indians and not as Muslims or Hindus. The time has come to put a united front.”
What the resolution states
“It is known that without peace on the borders of India, there cannot be all-round economic, social, and educational development of Indians. Because of the unrest at the country’s borders, the defence budget is increasing exponentially for the past many years. Therefore, many developmental projects could not be implemented (due to lack of funds). The Britishers, under a well-planned conspiracy, partitioned the country. We appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to work toward ‘Akhand Bharat’ by including Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and make the dream come true of pre-and post-Independence leaders. This will also pave the way for India becoming a superpower. If this happens, then only Indian culture’s message of peaceful co-existence can be sent across the world.”
Meanwhile, the resolution has drawn widespread condemnation from the muslim community in Pune and the country. Muslim activists maintained that Mr Inamdar and the clergy had sent the muslim community into the era of darkness by joining hands with the devil. They alleged that Inamdar had crushed his entire opposition like RSS and is in complete league with the fascist organization since long. His actions have always been against the development of muslim community and has caused a great loss to the overall growth and progress of muslims not only in the city but actoss the country, they stated. The citizens demanded an apology from Inamdar and have asked him to immediately step down from the post of President of MCES Society citing that it was setting a wrong precedent for the nation as he was in direct partnership with the enemies of muslims. The massive protest meet against Lynchings held in Kondhwa too had a bearing of the Akhand Bharat resolution with a section of Muslim Ulemas terming it to be one of the worst acts of the century.