SIO to hold Year-long Campaign on ‘Many Religions, One India’
Udupi: “The Students Islamic Organization of India (SIO) Karnataka wing, has launched its year-long campaign on the theme ‘Many religions, one India’”, said Jishan Akhil campus secretary of SIO Karnataka. He was speaking at a press meet held at the Press Club here on November 29.
India is a pluralist society that creates magic with democracy, rule of law and individual freedom, community relations and cultural diversity. It is high time that we pledge to safeguard the idea of India. This requires us to unite as a nation in spite of our diversity. A sense of belonging comes from the experiences of justice, brotherhood and equality of opportunities. As our beloved nation marches ahead, let us realize that we are human beings first.
With communalization getting institutionalized, communal riots have increased and lynching seems to be a new norm. The components of justice, equality and tolerance are absent from our present body politic.
In the backdrop of these developments, the oppressed and marginalized communities continue to feel further marginalized and excluded. Reconfigured and re-utilized current political vocabulary has the tendency to pit an Indian against an Indian until the last election is won.
Our tomorrows cannot be complacent repeats of our yesterdays. The campaign is being organized in order to create peace and brotherhood in India. Various activities and programmes like, street plays, dramas, film shows, seminars and conferences are planned through this campaign.
As a part of the campaign, an Inter-religious conference will be held on December 16 at Town Hall Ajjarkad Udupi. SIO national president Nahas Mala and other dignitaries will take part in the conference.
Shoieb Malpe, Mohammed Sharooq, Afwan and Milad were present in the press meet.