Jamiat expresses concern over Modi participating in Ram Temple ceremonytext_fields
New Delhi: Leading Muslim group Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind raised worry on Friday about Narendra Modi's anticipated attendance at the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, stating that he should not attend such events in his capacity as the nation's prime minister.
This comes just a few days after Modi was invited by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra to attend the consecration ceremony, which is scheduled for January 22.
Modi had said in a post on X that he felt blessed and it would be his good fortune that he would be a witness to this historic occasion in his lifetime.
In a statement, Jamiat chief Maulana Mahmood Madani expressed concern over Modi’s participation in the forthcoming ceremony at the Ram Temple.
He emphasised that given the circumstances, the prime minister of the country should abstain from participating in ceremonies of any religious structure.
He stressed the importance of ensuring that all religious rituals remain free from political interference and are conducted and attended by religious people only.
The Jamiat chief (Mahmood Madani faction) also reiterated the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind’s long-standing position that the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ayodhya dispute was “generally flawed”.
Madani has also taken note of an appeal from certain Muslim leaders requesting the prime minister’s presence at the foundation-laying ceremony of a mosque near Ayodhya, the statement said.
He highlighted a recent appeal published in a media report, urging Modi to partake in the mosque’s inauguration, which contradicts the organisation’s position.
He also cautioned all officials associated with the Jamiat at every level to refrain from making any irresponsible statements that deviate from the organisation’s official stance.
With PTI inputs