New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the Muslims not to ever allow the triple talaq issue to be politicised and requested a leading organisation associated with the community to make the lead in initiating reform in this regard.

He made the remarks while interacting with leaders regarding the leading Muslim organisation Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind who called on him in New Delhi.

Inviting the members of the delegation, the Prime Minister said that democracy’s greatest strength is equilibrium and amity, the PMO said in a statement.

Emphasising that the central government won’t have any right to discriminate among citizens, Modi said India’s speciality has been its unity in diversity, it added.

On triple talaq, the Prime Minister reiterated that the Muslim society must not enable this matter to be politicised, the statement said.

He recommended the delegation members to use the duty for starting reform in this regard, the PMO said.

The delegation members appreciated the Prime Minister’s stand on the issue of triple talaq, the statement said.

Modi’s remarks came against the backdrop of CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury saying that the Prime Minister’s “campaign against triple talaq is a communal campaign”.

Modi also said that the new generation in India ought not to be permitted to fall victim into the rising global tide of terrorism.

Praising Modi’s vision, people in the delegation conveyed hope that the “nationwide trust” which he has on the list of individuals will assure prosperity and well-being of all of the segments of society, the statement said.

They said that the Muslim community is keen to be the same partner into the making of the ‘New India’, it said, referring to the ambition regarding the Prime Minister.

Keeping in mind that terrorism is an important challenge, they expressed a standard resolve to combat it with almost all their might, the PMO said.

In line with the statement, they added that it’s the Muslim community’s responsibility that for no reason should anybody compromise the country’s security or well-being.

They said the Muslim community could not allow any conspiracy against India to succeed.

Articulating concern in the circumstances in Kashmir valley, people in the delegation said that only Modi can resolve the problem.

The delegation also cherished the utilisation of minority welfare schemes beneath the Union Government.

Welcoming the delegation, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said the world is wanting at India and it is the duty of most segments regarding the Indian society to take the nation forward.

Leaders through the delegation agreed with him and said the target should be to use the country forward, together, after the Prime Minister’s slogan of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ (cooperation of all, development for many), the PMO statement said.

The delegation included Maulana Qari Syed Mohammad Usman Mansurpuri, president of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind; Maulana Mahmood A Madani, general secretary for the Jamiat Ulema-i- Hind; Zahir I Kazi, president of Anjuman-i-Islam, Mumbai; Akhtarul Wasey; and Maulana Badaruddin Ajmal.

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