Welcoming the members of the delegation, the Prime Minister said that democracy’s greatest strength is harmony and amity.
Emphasising that the government does not have any right to discriminate among citizens, the Prime Minister said that India’s speciality has been its unity in diversity. He said that the new generation in India must not be allowed to fall victim to the rising global tide of extremism.
Praising the Prime Minister’s vision, members of the delegation expressed hope that the nationwide trust that he has among the people, will ensure prosperity and well-being of all segments of society.
They said that the Muslim community is keen to be an equal partner in the making of New India. Noting that terrorism is a major challenge, they expressed a common resolve to combat it with all their might.
They added that it is the Muslim community’s responsibility that under no circumstances should anyone compromise the nation’s security or well-being.
They said that the Muslim community would never allow any conspiracy against India to succeed.
The members of the delegation included Maulana Qari Syed Mohammad Usman Mansurpuri – President of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind; Maulana Mahmood A Madani – General Secretary of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind; Dr. Zahir I Kazi, President – Anjuman-i-Islam, Mumbai; Prof Akhtarul Wasey; and Maulana Badaruddin Ajmal.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said that the whole world is looking at India today and it is the responsibility of all segments of Indian society to take the nation forward.
Leaders from the delegation agreed with Doval. They said that the objective should be to take the country forward, together, following the Prime Minister’s call of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas.