India TV Samvaad: Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind chief Maulana Mahmood Madani on Monday said that he does not agree with All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on separate political representation for Muslims in India.
Speaking at the India TV Samvaad, Madani said, "Thought that Muslims should become a separate political force... that thought is not right for the country." "I am against the thoughts of Owaisi," he added.
Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly elections this year, AIMIM president had said that there is a need to provide a voice and political leadership to the Muslim community in the state. "If you need to solve all your issues and end injustice, then you need to need to create your leadership," said Owaisi asking the Muslim community to use voting rights judiciously in the run up to the elections. The Lok Sabha member had also asked Muslims to shun "political secularism" saying it has not helped the socially and educationally backward sections of the community in getting a quota in jobs and education.
Maulana Madani said that the Gyanvapi case should be decided by the court. He said speaking on public platforms is not right and such matters should be left to the court.
Conversion is not by force, it is by counsel
Maulana Madani said conversion is not by force, it is by counsel. I have the right to inform the other if the other is on the wrong path. But I can’t force the person.
Grant to Madrasas
Maulana Madani said that he supports the Yogi government's decision to stop the grants for Madrasas. He said that why Madrasas need funds from the government? The government should construct schools.
Maulana Madani said that keeping the loudspeaker volume under control to check noise pollution... "what's wrong with this"? When the government enacts a law for all and implements it, that's okay. But targeting a specific community is wrong. Madani also accused the Modi government of being biased. He said that it is the responsibility of the government that fairness is maintained… "But the govt has been biased. This should not have been done. The government will have to make sure that things would improve," he said.