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Fatwa on Terrorism issued by Mufti Fuzail-ur-Rahman Hilal Usmani
(Pronounced in person at a Public Meeting, “Citizens Against Terror”, organized by Citizens for Justice and Peace, Muslims for Secular Democracy and others in Mumbai on July 27, 2006).

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May 16, 2010 

Press Statement

 

CJP Condemns Threats to Mr Javed Akhtar

 

The Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) condemns the threats issued to Rajya Sabha MP, Mr Javed Akhtar who is also on the Board of Directors of CJP. Mr Akhtar received threats through an email allegedly because he challenged a recent fatwa of the Darul uloom, Deoband, which claims that Islam forbids Muslim women from working alongside men.

 

The CJP stands for basic democratic rights of all individuals as also of the minority within the minority, women of ethnic and religious minorities. The right to freedom of movement and work is a basic right of an individual as also of all Muslim women. Across the world millions of Muslim women are visible in the workplace. In India too Muslim women are present in all walks of life.

 

As an active founder trustee, Mr Akhtar has been, as all others on its Board,  a part of CJP’s collective efforts to ensure justice to the victims and punishment to the perpetrators of the Gujarat 2002 carnage. He has spoken out of often against the politics of hatred and intimidation.  CJP believes that all threats of violence and aggression are threats to an individual’s liberty and basic human rights, also guaranteed under the Indian Constitution. Intimidation and threats, whether they come from spokespersons of the so-called majority or minority are equally condemnable.

 

CJP is fully behind Mr Akhtar, who is also President, Muslims for Secular Democracy, and his views that oppose a retrograde worldviews and support the basic rights of Muslim women.

 

Teesta Setalvad

Secretary
 

 


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