Jamaat, Bodo leaders discuss peace, rehabilitation of riot victims

February 2, 2013

Guwahati: In a crucial development in Assam, top leaders of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) have assured leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind that all riot victims will be rehabilitated at their native villages in BTAD area. Leaders of Jamaat and BTC met on 16th January and discussed measures to accelerate rehabilitation of the victims. BTC leaders praised the humanitarian work of Jamaat, proposed a joint peace march and a joint delegation to Sonia Gandhi for hike in compensation amount.

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has been working for peace and unity among Bodo, Muslim and other communities of the riot affected area under BTAD of Assam since the conflict arose mid last year. Jamaat has carried extensive relief and rehabilitation work in last six months. It has also been working for lasting peace and stability in the area.

As part of the mission, a delegation of Jamaat led by Muhammad Shafi Madani, Central Secretary of Social Service Department of Jamaat and the In-charge of Assam Relief Works met with Mr. Hagrama Mohilary, Chief Executive of BTC on 16th January 2013 at Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) Head Office at Kokrajhar. Mr. Madani was accompanied with Md. Shams Ahmed, Field In-charge of Assam Relief Works and other regional leaders of Jamaat. Mr. Mohilary was accompanied with his senior colleagues and Mr. Bishwajit Daimary, Member of Rajya Sabha of BPF.

The discussion was held in a friendly and passionate atmosphere. Both Jamaat and Bodo leaders discussed measures to accelerate rehabilitation and relief works. They put emphasis on the need of people to people contact.

Main Assurances/Proposals of BTC leaders
— Will bring back all the people who were compelled to leave the BTAD by the miscreants before the end of this month January
— Agreed that for the interest of stability and prosperity of BTAD there is no alternative to peace.
— To establish peace and stability in BTAD area, they sought cooperation of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind
— They highly praised the humanitarian activities and relief task conducted by Jamaat
— Proposed to organized a grand peace march at Kokrajhar Town jointly with Jamaat
— Proposed to send a joint delegation of BPF and Jamaat-e-Islami Hind to meet UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to request her to increase relief and compensation grant up to Rs 5 lacs.

During the discussion Mr. Mohilary expressed his willingness to bring back all the people who were compelled to leave the BTAD by the miscreants within the end of this month of January. Mr. Mohilary agreed that for the interest of stability and prosperity of BTAD there is no alternative to peace. To establish peace and stability in BTAD area, Mr. Mohilary sought co-operation of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. He also highly praised the humanitarian activities and relief task conducted by Jamaat. During the discussion, the BTAD chief proposed to organized a grand peace march at Kokrajhar Town jointly with Jamaat which will be participated by various socio-religious leaders, prominent educationists, social practitioners, writers etc. Moreover, Mr. Mohilary proposed to send a joint delegation of BPF and Jamaat-e-Islami Hind to meet UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to request her to increase relief and compensation grant up to Rs 5 lacs.

Mr. Shafi Madani expressed his willingness to felicitate riot affected Bodo students along with Muslim students. He sought cooperation of BTAD administration for this. BTAD chief assured the Jamaat leader of full cooperation. Mr. Madani also expressed his willingness to translate the book “The Life of Prophet Muhammad (SWT) by Prof. Ramakrishna Rao into Bodo language. In this regard, Mr. Hagrama assured Jamaat leaders of his full cooperation.

Jamaat’s relief work in Assam

Since last six months, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has been conducting relief work under the banner of Assam Relief Works in the riot affected area of BTAD in Assam with a vision for permanent Peace and Stability and with mission of coexistence and unity among the different communities of this area. Jamaat has already distributed utensils, clothes, sarees, lungis, blankets, tarpaulin, tents and food items. Moreover, Jamaat has organized hundreds of medical camps and also distributed books and notebooks among riot affected students of BTAD area.

Jamaat has now launched rehabilitation program. Under this program, Jamaat is constructing homes, tube wells, repairing mosques and madrasas. It has undertaken scheme of construction of 325 homes, 8 mosques.

Besides, Jamaat’s Legal Cell has got more than 700 FIRs registered against the miscreants and provided other legal assistance to the needy.

Jamaat has taken a detail socio-economic survey of identified BTAD areas and villages.

Presently, 87 makatibs are run by Jamaat in BTAD area. Jamaat has provided livelihood to the affected families and also cultivated 500 bigha land and gave seeds to farmers.

Some 65 students of junior college have been admitted to residential schools and about 80 students have also been adopted and admitted in residential schools.

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2 Comments

  1. khan ahmed

    assalam alikum,,

    i welcome Jamat’s move for peace process and also the rehabilitation work, but the photo which you put above is reflecting the peace process with strong reservations, which could harm the peace process.

  2. khan ahmed

    Yes jazakallah, now it is good may god help everyone(JIH, RSS, BODO, CONGRESS e.t.c) to understand truth and establish peace in self conscience and nation.