Around 25,000 women flock to JIH West Bengal’s mass congregation in Kolkata, for their rights, safety  

January 23, 2023

Kolkata: Around 25,000 women on Sunday assembled at the Park Circus Maidan, Kolkata in a conference exclusively organsied for women by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) West Bengal. Raising voice against atrocities on women, a sea of women of all faiths gathered at the famous ground of the capital city of West Bengal under the central theme of “We demand to give women their right and protect women.”

Addressing the gathering as the chief guest, JIH Vice President S Ameenul Hassan commented that despite chanting the slogan of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, a number of political leaders were standing behind the rape convicts and accused from Hathras, Unnao, Kathua to Bilkis Banu cases. He lamented that the cases of crime against women including rapes, gang rapes, domestic violence, acid attacks, sexual assault, harassment, abortions, and women trafficking have risen in the country since 2014.

JIH V-P S Ameenul Hasan

Stating that the true women’s liberation lies only in Islam, JIH Women’s department Secretary Atiya Siddiqua advocated that Islam showed full respect to the women and ensured rights, dignity, honour and equal status to them. However, she said, “now women in the country and around the world have become like a commodity, facing torture and exploitations.

Apart from JIH Vice President and Mr.sAtiya Siddiqua, JIH West Bengal President Maulana Abdul Rafeeq, noted imam who leads the Eid prayers at Red Road in Kolkata, Maulana Qari Fazlur Rahman, former JIH state presidents Mr.Rahmat Ali Khan and Mr.Muhammad Nuruddin also spoke on the occasion.Maulana Tahirul Haque, Nr.Sadab Masum, All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat’s Mr.Abdul Aziz, state head of APCR Mr.Abdus Samad, state secretary of Sadbhavna Manch Sheikh Taheruddin, Mizan weekly’s editor Masihur Rahman, former TMC MP Mr.Ahmed Hassan Imran, Bandi Mukti Committee’s (Prisoner relief committee) Secretary Choton Das, state presidents of SIO and GIO Mr.Saeed Mamun, Ms.Sharifa Khatun were present on the occasion.

JIH West Bengal secretary Shadab Masum informed that the state chapter convened two mass congregations in Kolkata and Murshidabad on Sunday and Monday respectively for women of all faiths to raise a voice for the women’s rights and their protection. The first congregation for the southern part of the state was held on January 22 in Kolkata. The second one is taking place in Murshidabad today for the north region.

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