Radiance News Service
– Zaina Aman
Nov. 27: Dharmik Jan Morcha, a well-known organization promoting mutual love, brotherhood and harmony among people of all faiths, which is working in eight states of the country with an aim to promote peace and amity, organised a symposium on ‘Role of religion in communal harmony’ at Karan Bhai Auditorium, Gandhi Bhawan, Lucknow on Saturday.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, in India there were a total of 857 incidents of communal violence in 2020, which is 94% more than those in 2019; these figures of communal violence are increasing day by day due to people using religion for political ends.
In such a situation, maintaining mutual brotherhood and unity is a challenging task for religious gurus and their role also becomes important towards social peace and harmony. Keeping this in view, the Morcha organised this symposium.
Waris Hussain of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Chief of Hindola Gurudwara Shree Sukhdev Singh, Christian religious leader Father R.B. Roy, representative of Buddhist community Hari Lal Buddhist, P.K. Jain from Jain community, Chairman of Shia Chand Committee Maulana Saif Abbas Naqvi and Jamia Tul Falah Director Maulana Tahir Madani were present in the auditorium as key speakers.
While presenting his views in the symposium, Waris Hussain talked about knowing each other’s faith, culture and traditions and strengthening mutual trust in view of social challenges. Whereas Christian religious leader Father R.B. Roy informed the audience about mutual relationship between different religious communities and described each other as part of one single human family.
At the same time, all the religious leaders and representatives condemned the communal environment and talked about the need to maintain India’s pluralism, diversity and unity.