Women’s’ Wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind launches nationwide campaign – ‘Strong Family Strong Society…

Women’s’ Wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind launches nationwide campaign – ‘Strong Family Strong Society’, voice concern over breakdown of family structure and deteriorating traditional values

17 Feb, New Delhi: The Women’s Wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) is conducting a nationwide campaign ‘Strong Family Strong Society’ from 19 February to 28 February 2021. Addressing a press conference at the Press Club of India, the Co-Secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Rahamatunnissa said:” The National Commission of Women has recently reported an exponential rise in domestic violence during the Covid-19 lockdown. Other survey reports say that the increase in domestic violence is at a 10-year high record. The numbers are actually much higher if one bears in mind the fact that only 7% reach out to authorities for help. Divorce rates increased and cases registered against family disputes have skyrocketed. This data is just the tip of the iceberg and cases of women subject to verbal, physical, sexual and psychological violence and abuse is becoming extremely common. Our children, youth and senior citizens also face difficulties of different kinds. The youth today wants to evade the responsibilities of marriage and family life. They refuse to shoulder the responsibility of motherhood and fatherhood. The rising trends of live-in relationship, homosexuality, abortion of unwanted pregnancy as well as the virtual revolt against all value systems of family and society pose a clear and present danger towards the health of a vibrant society. Restoring the basic status of the family and giving proper direction and support to this end is the need of the hour. A family is the basic building block of society and the foundation of civilization. This basic social unit of every community is under tremendous threat of being weakened and disintegrated given the present social scenario. Hence, the JIH Women’s’ Wing is conducting this campaign to create awareness regarding strengthening the family and home, warn people about the dangers of seeking happiness outside the institution of marriage, respecting and protecting the rights of the old and highlight shared family values of every culture. The deterioration in moral values is not because of religion but because of abandoning it.”

Shaista Rafat, the National Convener of the campaign highlighted some of the activities envisaged during the campaign. She said: “We wish to reach out to both the Muslim community as well as the wider society. We have grass-root level programs as well as some state-level and national-level programs. We will be conducting corner meetings, family get-togethers, competitions, family quiz, and interfaith dialogues. Some of our programs will also be online in the form of international webinar, and daily online interactive sessions with experts. Letters will be sent to community leaders, Imams of mosques and various religious scholars to draw their attention towards this theme. We will approach educationists, family counsellors and lawyers as part of the campaign.”
The campaign committee members Jueria Farheen and Fatima Tanveer also addressed the media.

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