Fellow Indian Muslims, reject Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind's (JUH's) stand on Kashmir and NRC.

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Fellow Indian Muslims, especially those of us from the "mainland",

This is a plea requesting you to reject the amoral stand of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH) on critically important topics such as the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) issue and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

We demand that the JUH withdraw their controversial stance on these two critical issues and apologise. Otherwise, we Indian Muslims would like to state that the stand of JUH on these issues is not ours and it should not be claimed so on international forums.

JUH general secretary, Mahmood Madani recently advocated for a pan India NRC. Marginalised people should not be asked to prove that their grandparents were citizens. The exercise such as the one that happened in Assam is inhuman and we reject it.

As many as 1.9 million people have been stripped of their citizenship. They are to be housed in detention centres. A pan India NRC is a plot to make millions of Indian Muslims homeless.

On the other hand, JUH's recent stand on the Kashmir issue endorses the curfew, communications black out, continued occupation and even a bid to change the disputed region's demographics.

Today (September 14) is day 41 of the communications black out in the state. The J&K issue is one of the right to self-determination (by way of plebiscite) guaranteed to the people of J&K by 18 UN resolutions signed by both India and Pakistan. Far from supporting the Kashmiri people or even remaining neutral, Mr Madani has gone out of his way to endorse their oppression.

News stories detailing the use of pellet guns against protesters, deaths by asphyxiation due to inhalation of smoke from cannisters, medical emergencies and economic losses in the valley are being reported by reputed media houses.

Therefore, it is clear that the JUH is collaborating with the Centre for political patronage and in doing so is adopting draconian anti-minority policies. We believe that the JUH is sullying the name of the Ulema (Islamic scholars) of India by acting in this manner.

Lastly, we would like to condemn the Centre's recent actions in Jammu and Kashmir and demand that the curfew and communications blockade be lifted. We also call upon both India and Pakistan to settle the J&K issue politically and non-violently as per the wishes of the Kashmiri people.