Nagpur: The statement of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has been getting praise from all quarters. His verdict was “path through mutual agreement.” It came at a time when the soaring relationship amidst controversial issues had already created a rift in society.
He broke his silence on the current controversies and court cases involving Muslim properties. Muslim clerics have welcomed Bhagwat’s statement, dubbing it a ‘ray of hope’
Bhagwat, while speaking in Nagpur, had said, “Why look for a Shivling in every masjid?” We cannot change history (on the Gyanvapi issue). Neither present-day Muslims nor Hindus created it. It all happened at that time.
Deoband-based cleric Mufti Asad Qasmi said that Bhagwat’s view is praiseworthy. “What he said justifies praise.” His statement comes at a time when the atmosphere of hate is spreading fast. He further added, “The outlook of Bhagwat is certainly a welcome step to build communal harmony in the country.”
Another prominent cleric, Maulana Ishak Gora, said, people not to get involved in “unnecessary controversies. People should focus on fostering unity among all. “Gora is also a patron of the Muslim organisation Jamiat Dawat-ul Muslimeen.
Lucknow-based scholar Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali said today’s society should not be involved in disputed matters. He added: “The more this can be done, the better for the people and society.
Maulana Mahmood Madani, chief of Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind, has recently emphasised the “urgent need to build an environment helpful for peace and communal harmony”.