Apr 02, 2020 17:58 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 14, 2020 01:59 Asia/Tehran]
  • Iranian academics urge Indian counterparts to help stop violence against Muslims

A group 350 of Iranian University professors in a letter urged their Indian counterparts to use their socio-cultural status among the people of India to prevent the painful and violent catastrophes against Muslims.

Iran PressIran News: In a letter to 190 Indian scholars, the Iranian professors said ethics empowers people of all religions and tribes to defend one another's dignity, and religion holds all racial, linguistic, and sectarian arrays of mankind together for the real nature-oriented bliss.

The letter referred to Western civilization and said it has not yet achieved serious success on this path due to its totalitarian and undemocratic nature and integrity.

“On the contrary, from the point of view of many Indian scholars, India as an Eastern country, with an ancient civilization history, has been portraying a resilient model of this peaceful social pluralism for centuries, so far as one can tell, that the civilization of this country has been shaped by the diversity of religions, the diversity of people and tribes, and the peaceful life of its people,” the letter read. 

The Iranian scholars assured that protection of the Indian heritage is obtained through safeguarding India's civil independence and political stability, which they said seems to have been severely tarnished nowadays in the public opinion around the world.

The letter remembered the late Mahatma Gandhi and described him as a man who by knowing the great historical heritage of Muslims in India as well as the sharing of Sufi Muslim traditions with Hindus in their mystical conduct, justified the rationality of a peaceful life among the followers of religions.

Referring to Lieutenant-General Martyr Qassim Soleimani as the person who even in his battles, was full of equal love for people whether Christian, Izadi, Sunni, and/or Shiite) the letter called on the Indian academics to compare the legacy of martyred Commander who was called as  "the humanitarian hero of the resistance front"  with the legacy of those who have interpreted the peace-loving nature of religions into religious violence.

The letter continued to describe the path chosen by Martyr Soleimani as the movement which has opened the horizon for humanity by passing through the deadlocks of religion and the other as a  movement that has stalled human history in the name of religion.

Calling the legacy of extremism as the one lacking in credibility and durability, the Iranian professors expressed hope that their  Indian counterparts, with their socio-cultural status among the people of India, will be able to prevent painful and violent catastrophes against their Indian fellow Muslim compatriots.

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