Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind has described terrorism as an effect of discrimination against the community, saying the symptom couldn’t be rooted out if the disease wasn’t cured.“Terrorism thrives on discrimination. The best way to root out terrorism is to end discrimination,” new Jamiat president Maulana Q.M. Usman said at an anti-terror conference attended by leading clerics from across the country.
Mahmood Madani, Jamiat general secretary and Rashtriya Lok Dal MP, said a sort of “state terrorism is being waged against Muslims” by some state governments.
“Even the most hardened criminals are allowed their right to self-defence. But the suspects in the Muslim community who are arrested in connection with the so-called jihad are not allowed that,” Madani said.
Another cleric said: “Terrorism is the symptom of a bigger disease. To cure the bigger disease, atrocities against ordinary Muslims must stop.”