‘Be Moderate-Say No To Extremism’- SIO
A Regional Conference on the theme “Be Moderate, Say No To Extremism: Balanced Thoughts for Constructive Society” by Students Islamic Organization of India (SIO) will be held on Sunday, 14 August 2016 at Town Hall, Mangaluru from 4.30 pm onwards.
Mangaluru: Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Mangalore Press Club, Talha Ismail-State Advisory Council, SIO Karnataka said, ” Today, there are lot of efforts are being done to spread communal and extremist thoughts among the people at national and international level in a very systematic way because of which differences are created between the people which resulted in hatred and intolerance, which fostered extremist thoughts at both individual and collective level. These extremist thoughts have encouraged the cancers like hatred, communalism, casteism, mob lynching and terrorism among the people, which has disturbed the peaceful atmosphere of our country. Such extremist thoughts are stimulated in the name of culture, language, religion, civilization, nation, and freedom of expression. Our young generation lacks the patience of checking, listening, understanding these versatile thoughts “.
“Evil elements in society today are trying to utilize students and youth for violent activities. On the one hand they are used as political tool and on the other hand they are isolated from society in the name of spirituality. We shouldn’t allow extremist thoughts to get in any of the matters be it personal or political differences or religious practises or in economic strategies or societal or family affairs. Islam promotes balance in thoughts and actions. The noble Quran says “Thus We have made of you an Nation (Ummah), justly balanced” We have to condemn extremist thoughts as well as actions. So SIO emphasizes that the need of the hour is to utilize students and youth for the constructive activities in the society for the overall development of the nation “added Talha..
Irshad Venoor-District PR Secretary, SIO DK also speaking said, “Another reason for the rise of the extremist thoughts is deliberate attempt of creating misconceptions among people of different ideologies, faith, cultures, languages & religions. Sharing of thoughts with each other will definitely boost good relations and develop a sense of mutual trust, as many of us share many similarities. The culture of our country respects and honours every religion and it gives equal opportunity to everyone. Unity in diversity is the beauty of our country. It is the responsibility of every citizen of our country to stop all the extremist thoughts that disrupt the peace in our society. Amidst all the differences in ideologies and thoughts, we should continue to coexist peacefully respecting each other. It’s our duty to promote balanced thoughts among the peoples of various religions, castes, cultures and ideologies. Youth should utilize their talents and capabilities in a constructive way for the overall development of the country and betterment of society as a whole”.
“So in order to sensitize the masses especially students and youth about the need of balance in thoughts & action, in diverse society like ours which has many religions, languages, cultures and ideologies and to comprehend the youth power in the constructive activities for the overall development of the nation, Students Islamic organization of India (SIO), Karnataka has taken up a state wide campaign from 10-15th August under the theme “Be Moderate – Say No To Extremism: Balanced Thoughts for Constructive Society”. Various activities like press conferences, handbills distribution, posters, campus lectures, competitions and workshops had been held across the state as part of this campaign ” said Danish Panemangalore, President of SIO Panemangalore. Abdul Basith, member of SIO-DK was also present.
Other Regional level Public conferences organised in five places are: Basavakalyan (Bidar Dist) on 10th August 2016 at BKDB Kalyan Mantap; Manvi (Raichur Dist) on 11th August 2016 at APMC Function Hall; Davangere on 12th August at Sreemad Abhinav Renuka Mandir; and Tumkur on 13th August at Danah Palace. For the regional conference in Mangaluru- Iqbal Hussain, National President, SIO of India and Dr. Chandra Poojari, Professor, Department of Developmental Studies, Kannada University, Hampi and Janab Mohammad Kunni, President Jamaat-e-Islami, Mangalore and Br, Labeed Shafi. Zonal President, SIO Karnataka are the guests for the Regional Conference