‘Killing people is act of terrorism and not jihad’

09 Jul

By TCN News,

Mumbai: The real-life heroes, the policemen, who fought gallantly fought the Pakistani terrorists during the 26/11 attacks, were remembered on Wednesday at an international seminar titled “Jihad Against Terrorism” organised in Mumbai and their widows were felicitated for their bravery and crusade against terrorism.

Kavita Karkare, the wife of Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare, Vinita Kamte, the wife of Additional Commissioner of Police, Smita Salaskar, the wife of encounter specialist and Senior Inspector of Police Vijay Salaskar and Turamati Omble, the wife of Assistant Sub Inspector Tukaram Ombale, were felicitated. All these officers died fighting the terrorists on 26/11 attacks in 2008.

Karambir Singh Kang, General Manager of Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai, who lost his wife and two kids in the attack, too was recognised.

The event was organised by Fatimi International Organization in association with Sahyog Cultural Society.

Coordinator of Fatimi International Associations Union, Dr Mohammed Shahumi gave away the awards in the presence of Sahyog Cultural Society President Sami Bubere.

The attacks had deeply affected Mumbai. Terrorism cannot be tolerated. Those who have attacked Mumbai cannot be Muslims or believe in Quran. We are with India in its efforts against terrorism, said Dr Mohammed Shahumi Al-Shahumi Al-Idrisi Al Hasani, Coordinator of Fatimi International Associations Union and Head of Ashraf International Organization

He added that jihad cannot be termed to wage war against innocents or killing people who are innocent. And if anybody does it, he defames Islam and also defames humanity. Killing people is act of terrorism and not jihad, he said.

Talking about the true meaning of jihad, President of Sahyog Cultural Society Mr. Sami Bubere said: Jihad is usually associated with Islam and Muslims, but in fact, the concept of Jihad is found in all religions including Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism etc. and political/economic ideologies, such as, Capitalism, Socialism, Communism, etc. Islam defines Jihad as striving and struggling for improvement as well as fighting back to defend one’s self, honor, assets and homeland. Also, Jihad is interpreted as the struggle against evil, internal or external of a person or a society.

He further stated that time need not be wasted anymore with repetitive talk and slogans. We need to mobilize ourselves and work.


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