Ulema join hands to counter ‘vulgarity’
Karachi: As violence continued in the city and families of the plane crash victims buried their loved ones, religious leaders on Sunday sat together to condemn what they called vulgarity in the Pakistani media.
They held a grand Ulema convention at the Jamaat-e-Islami’s Idara-e Noor-e-Haq to condemn the “growing trend of obscenity”.Jamiat Ittehad-e-Ulema Pakistan (JIUP) chief Maulana Abdul Malik, while addressing the convention, said that the forces of evil had got united against Islam so it was imperative that the entire Muslim Ummah get united to combat the forces bent upon tarnishing the soft image of Islam.
“High moral values of the Muslims are their target, which they want to completely destroy. However, the Ulema will never allow this to happen and will not sit idle. They will continue struggling for the prevalence and protection of the Islamic values,” he said.
“The entire nation has the responsibility to boycott all the perpetrators and promoters of nudity and vulgarism through commercials on signboards and on electronic media. It is the sole responsibility of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure the complete blockade of such immodest and nude commercials and should initiate stern action against those involved in spreading this menace.”
Deputy chief JI (Sindh) Dr Meraj-ul-Huda Siddiqui, JI Karachi chief Muhammad Hussain Mehnati, JUI-S leader Maulana Qari Abdul Mannan, Markazi Jamiat Ehl-e-Hadith leader Allama Yousuf Kasuri, Jamiat Ghurba Ehl-e-Hadith leader Dr Amir Abdullah, JUP’s Dr Siddique Rathor, JIUP deputy chief Qari Zameer Akhtar Mansoori, JIUP’s Maulana Ibrahim Hanif, JI’s Nasarullah Shaji, Syed Iqbal and others also addressed the event.
General Secretary JI (Karachi) Naseem Siddiqui tabled a resolution, demanding of the government to initiate immediate action against those spreading nudity and vulgarity in the country. It also demanded of the Pemra to take immediate action for curbing the spread of an anti-Islamic culture in the country. The resolution demanded of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to immediately block the websites that had been spreading nudity and vulgar culture. The resolution was unanimously passed by the participants.
Maulana Malik said that anti-Islam forces wanted to impose the culture of vulgarity and tarnish the values of Islam, adding the spread of vulgarism in society was a result of the lack of Islamic rule.
Dr Meraj-ul-Huda Siddiqui said that the “promoters of nudity and vulgarism” were using women as a tool just for a handful of dollars. Despite the fact that the Constitution of Pakistan did not allow any such activities in the country, Pakistani media was deliberately spreading the culture of nudity and vulgarism.
He stressed for boycotting the products of the companies that were using women as a tool.Maulana Qari Abdul Mannan said that those promoting nudity had ruined their lives here and hereinafter. “They would be subject to stern punishment in the court of Allah. The time has come for us (the Ulema) to initiate practical efforts to curtail the culture of nudity,” he added.JI’s Mehnati said that the forces of evil were hatching a conspiracy to ruin Islamic values, “so it is also our responsibility to take measures to curtail the culture of vulgarism and nudity”.