خبر من مصادر إنجليزية.
تلقَّى عدد من علماء المسلمين الذين سيشاركون في مؤتمر المشرقي لعموم "الهند"، الذي يعقد الشهر المقبل - تهديدات بالقتل في حالة حضورهم إلى ولاية "أسام" مسرح المؤتمر.
وفي خطاب إلى الهيئة المنظمة للمؤتمر أكد "عبدالمجيد خان" المتخصص في الدراسات الإسلامية أن "أسام" قد شهِدت موجة من القتل؛ ولذلك ينبغي عقد الفقرة الخاصة بالدراسات الإسلامية من المؤتمر بولاية أخرى؛ مثل: "دلهي"، أو "عليكرة"؛ حيث يمكن للمشاركين المسلمين عرض موضوعاتهم بقدر من الأمان، مؤكدًا أن علماء المسلمين لا يشعرون بتوفر الأمان الكافي الذي يضمن سلامتهم.
وتعليقًا على التهديدات، نفت الجماعات الهندوسية المتطرفة علاقتها برسائل التهديد بالقتل التي وصلت إلى المشاركين؛ المصدر: شبكة الألوكة.
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Muslim scholars drop out of Oriental meet after threats from ‘Hindutva’ group
At least seven participants of the All India Oriental Conference (AIOC) to be held in Guwahati next month, have dropped out after receiving threatening letters.
The letters, received only by Muslim scholars say, “If you will come at Gauwhati, Assam, our people will kill you” (sic). They are under the letter head of “Rashtriya Hindu Sena” with the address of Bhartiya Vichar Sadhna publications, “Sangh Karyalaya, Nagpore”. A letter received by Jawaharlal Nehru University Arabic professor Rizwanur Rehman by speed post was sent from Vadodara, Gujarat.
Following the threat, at least seven teachers of Aligarh Muslim University have dropped out. In a letter to the organisers, Islamic Studies scholar Abdul Majid Khan has written, “Assam has witnessed another wave of killings. It is desirable that Islamic Studies section conference is held either in Delhi or in Aligarh where participants can make their presentation.”
“We are academic people,” Mr. Khan told The Hindu. “And we do not feel safe going there right now. So we are dropping out.”
The AIOC is the most prestigious biennale of Indology being held since 1919. It was started by the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI), Pune— where its office is still located. BORI was last in the news a decade back when it was vandalised by Maratha activists to protest its collaboration with author James Laine.
Papers on several subjects including Sanskrit, Islamic Studies and Assamese, Pali, Persian and Arabic will be presented and 1100 scholars have registered for the conference to be held at Gauhati University from January 2 to 4.
AIOC Joint Secretary Sujata Purkayastha told this newspaper over phone from Guwahati that so far no confirmed withdrawals have been received. “We have informed the police as these letters have caused stress to the participants. We have assured them of full security,” she said.
Leaders of two organisations that have used the banner Rashtriya Hindu Sena, denied their involvement. Karnataka’s Pramod Muthalik said, “In Nagpur, the Hindu Rashtra Sena is active but it is unlikely they are behind it as they are not involved in academics.” Bhopal’s Surendra Parmar said this seems to be a hoax. “Hindu Rashtra Sena’s Dhananjay Desai is in jail (for an alleged murder in Pune.) This looks like the work of a disgruntled individual.”
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