New Delhi: Rumors of mass resignation of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind members are doing the rounds since last evening. Reports suggest that a ‘large’ number of Jamaat arkan (members) have tendered from the Islamist organization.
While the report of mass resignation is certainly fake and not true, the dissent seems to be rather old and not new. A secretary of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, while talking to ViewsHeadlines accepted that some people have resigned from their post, nonetheless he said that the number was very small and insignificant.
A news in this regard has been doing the rounds on Millattimes.com since the morning. When ViewsHeadlines asked him as to whether JIH headquarters had received the resignation, he said that while a letter in this regard has been received, the actual resignation letters are yet to arrive at the JIH headquarters.
No mass resignation
Meanwhile, when the ViewsHeadlines talked to one of the leaders of the dissenters who is said to have resigned from the JIH, he said that indeed he has resigned. He also said that as many as 30 members including several members of Jamaat’s UP state advisory committee (halqa shura) have also resigned from the Jamaat.
When reminded that the number was small compared to the Jamaat’s more than 700 arkan (primary members) of the Jamaat in Halqa UP West, he said that more people are still resigning.
Phony reasons for resignation
Given the small number of the resignations, it certainly cannot be called mass resignation. When asked as to why they have decided to resign, one of the dissenters who actually works as a full time employee with a Jamaat organization said that Jamaat has transgressed from its nasbul ain (founding principles). He also said that there was akhlaqi zawal (moral degradation) and aamriyat, instead of shuraiyat (dictatorship instead of listening to advice).
May be ready for patch-up
Nevertheless, it is not yet certain if the dissenters are really ready to cross the bridge or are still ready for a patch up. These people have been trying to bring about a change in leadership in the western UP unit of the Jamaat for long and their dissent didn’t really come as a surprise to many, more so after the president and the secretary of the UP Halqa were expelled from the JIH’s primary membership recently.