Welcoming the ban on the Tablighi Jamaat in Saudi Arabia, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday (December 16) demanded a ban on the organisation in Bharat too.
It said “Not only Bharat but the whole world is in serious trouble today due to the transgressions of the Tablighi Jamaat and its Nizamuddin Markaz.”
The Central Working President of the VHP Shri Alok Kumar said that the Tablighi Jamaat should not only be banned in Bharat but all over the world as it endangers the lives of the people.
He said, “…by finding out the financial sources of the Tablighi Jamaat, which is endangering the lives of people, immediate ban should be imposed by Bharat and the entire world community on its bank accounts, offices and activities.”
As reported by the Organiser, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia issued an order on December 6, asking the Maulanas to warn people during Friday prayers about the dangers of the Tablighi Jamaat.
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs explicitly mentioned that association with the Tablighi Jamaat opens “the gates of terrorism”. Many Indian Muslim organisations including Darul Uloom Deoband opposed the ban imposed on the Tablighi Jamaat by Saudi Arabia. They urged Saudi Arabia to reconsider the ban.
Shri Alok Kumar said, “…instead of welcoming the decision of the Saudi government, some Bharatiya Muslim organizations, with their protests against it, have exposed themselves and made their role in terror-rearing & fostering quite clear. In fact, Darul Uloom Deoband is its originator and designer.”
In April last year when the complete lockdown was announced by the Narendra Modi government to check the spread of the Covid-19, hundreds of Tablighi Jamaat members were found to be hiding in Nizamuddin Markaz and other mosques. Many of them tested positive for the virus.
Originating in the Markaz, the Jamaat made Mewat in neighbouring Haryana its testing ground. It carried out conversion activities on a large scale.
The VHP said, “Who does not know that lakhs of Tablighis armed with Wahabi worldview and agenda and trained from their Nizamuddin command & control centre have been proliferating bigotry, prejudices, anti-democratic mindset and terror through their jihadi speeches and lectures in Markaz, Ijtema, Mosques and Madarsas all over the world.”
It also demanded that “authorities should also crack down on institutions and organizations like Darul Uloom Deoband and PFI that give direct or indirect nourishment to the Tablighis, Tablighi Jamaat and Ijtima”.
Pakistan-based terrorist groups like Lashkar-e- Toiba (LeT), Harkat-ul- Jehad-al- Islami (HUJI), Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) etc have made the Tablighi Jamaat their recruiting ground.
With more than 400 million members in over 150 countries, Tablighi Jamaat is a very fertile ground for global terrorist organisations like al-Qaeda and ISIS.
“The relations of all those – from the assassins of the American Trade Center (ATC) to the perpetrators of the burning of 59 Hindus alive in train bogey in Godhra and those celebrating the Urs of the Muslim lone wolf Abdul Rashid – the brutal murderer of Swami Shraddhanand – with the Markaz, is well known”, said the VHP.