Hyderabad: Democractic values in the country were systematically being eroded and attempts at changing certain aspects of Islamic Shariah were making Muslims insecure, said the Hyderabad Declaration released by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday.
In the declaration released at the conclusion of its 26th plenary, the AIMPLB said it was ‘fully aware of the attempts of government and some individuals with their vested interests to break the unity to the detriment of the entire community’ and vowed not to allow these unscrupulous deeds of some vested interests.
The country was passing through a very critical phase and its democratic values were being systematically eroded, it said adding that Minorities, especially Muslims and other backward sections, were being subjected to a spate of atrocities.
“Attempts are also being made to outlaw, alter or change certain aspects of the Islamic Sharia. Under these circumstances, Muslims are feeling insecure,” the declaration said.
“No need to feel dejected”
Though the present day conditions were a matter of grave concern to Muslims, there was no need for them to feel dejected or disappointed or lose faith in their strength, the AIMPLB said. “Conscientious communities and nations are subjected to trials and tribulations, and they face the situation with determination and courage, strength and strategy,” the document said.
The present day situations were indicative of deliberate attempts to ‘sow the seeds of dissession and discord among them by bringing to the fore such problems and issues which can create rift among various sections of the society and schools of thoughts’, the board said.
It called upon the Indian Muslims to eschew differences and discord, and protect the Islamic Shariah so as to strengthen unity among themselves.”There is a need for large number of knowledgeable and considerate Muslims to propagate the Shariah laws in the correct perspective and respond to hate with affection,” the Hyderabad Declararation said.