Symposium on communal harmony

An Interfaith Symposium on the "Role of Religion in Maintaining Communal Harmony" was organised by Jamaat-e-Islami at Aligarh on 22 February. The symposium was organised as part of a one-week programme by Jamaat-e-Islami in Western Uttar Pradesh during 14-21 February under the topic "Islam for all."

Dr. Safdar Sultan Islahi, Ameer-e-Muqami, Civil Lines, said that Jamate-e-Islami since its inception has been working to promote brotherhood and communal harmony. In order to promote the message of the symposium, a group of people interacted with the people of other religions to achieve peace. These people also tried to make people aware that Islam is for all and Qur'an is also for all human beings.

Dr. A.K. Jain of the Department of Law, D.S. College, Aligarh, represented Jain religion. Prof. Ramesh Kumar, head of the Department of Hindi at S.V. College, Aligarh, represented the Hindu religion. Prof. Saud Alam Qasmi, former dean of Faculty of Theology, AMU, represented Islam. Gyani Ranjeet Singh Bedhakak represented the Sikh religion and Rev. Santosh Pandey, priest of the Church of Ascension, Aligarh, represented Christianity. The symposium was chaired by Prof. Ejaz Ahmad Aslam, Secretary Jamaat-e-Islami Hind.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 March 2011 on page no. 6

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