Senior leaders of the Muslim community from across the country, including Syed Sultan-Ul-Hasan Chishti Misbahi (Sazzada Nashin, Ajmer Sharif), Hazrat Ghulam Yasin Sahib (Shahar Kazi, Varanasi), Sheikh Wasim Ashrafi (Imam Tanzeem, Mumbai), Er. Mohd. Hamid (National President, Imam Tanzeem, Nagpur), Allama Tasleem Raaza Sahib (Dargah Barelvi Sharif, UP), Syed Abdul Rashid Ali (Syed Shahid Dargah Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh), Maulana Abu Bakr Basani (Nagori Sharif Dargah, Rajasthan), Syed Ali Akbar (Taajpura Sharif, Chennai), Haji Abdul Hafiz Khan (Imam, Tanzeem Balaghat, MP) among others, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today to apprise him of their concerns.
While expressing apprehensions about the trend of increased radicalisation and emerging threat of terrorism, the leaders underlined the need for greater unity and collective efforts to meet the challenge. The leaders brought to the notice of Shri Narendra Modi, issues relating to properties of Muslim shrines, Masjids and Madrassas. They also sought the support of the Government in providing better facilities to Muslim youth particularly in the field of education.
The Prime Minister gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured them of his full support in meeting grievances of all sections of the Muslim society. He emphasized the need of empowerment of the Muslim youth to enable them to play a larger role in nation building. He specifically assured the leaders that he will look into their grievances on shrines, Masjid and Madrassas. He further promised his complete assistance in ameliorating their social conditions and addressing their educational requirements.
The Muslim leaders reiterated full support of the community to the Prime Minister in meeting his objectives of ensuring speedy economic growth, promoting communal harmony and peace and strengthening national security.