Onus on majority to fight terror: Digvijay Singh

Onus on majority to fight terror: Digvijay Singh

'Stand united against those who do not respect other religions'

The recent terror attacks in Paris has shocked the world and has globally evoked a strong resentment against terror groups. Raising voice against terrorism, hundreds of Bangaloreans gathered here on Sunday to mark 'Hussain Day'. The theme of the annual Hussain Day convention was 'Rise against Terror'.

While Hussain Day is marked in memory of the sacrifice of Imam Hussain, the Grandson of Prophet Mohammed, and his followers who are believed to have sacrificed their lives to uphold humanity, the occasion this year was used to spread message against terrorism.
Addressing the gathering, actor Javed Jaffrey who was in the City for the occasion, said owing to increasing incidents of terror attacks Islam was being tagged with terrorism. He opined that some people had digressed from the core principles of Islam. “Islam always teaches you to give. It never teaches you to take”, he said.

Commenting on the current friction between communities in the country, he added that things had changed even in a city like  Mumbai. “There are people who try to spread hatred. Stay away from such people and keep your children away from them,” he said. 
All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Digvijay Singh said it was unfair that only one religion was pinned with the responsibility of tackling terrorism.

 “The responsibility lies with all of us to fight against terrorism. We have to stand united against those who do not respect other religions. No religion approved violence, hatred. The majority in the community has more responsibility in standing against terror,” he opined.

Rizwan Arshad, President, Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee said they condemned the Paris attacks and organisations such as the ISIS.

“They are breaking the tenets of Islam and spreading wrong messages,” Arshad added.
The convention was also attended by representatives from Art of Living apart from Arch Bishop Dioceses.