Muslim community in India is feeling unsecured and is feared of. Some antisocial elements are targeting Muslims for the offences they never committed, by presenting them as antinational. They are doing this to gain political power. Unfortunately, the bahujans working in politics, Government, Society and burocrasy are becoming victims of the rumors spread against Muslims by the antisocial elements. That’s why the Muslim community, which is the integral part of Indian society, is disturbed and feeling unsecured and uncomfortable. This is a bad sign not only for Muslims, but also for others. Now it is necessity of time that we should work for eliminating the unrest in Muslim community, and for creating confidence amongst them to make them able citizen.
The history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is of Secular nationalism. His policy was to create brotherhood between followers of different religions and give equal opportunities to everybody irrespective of one’s religion. In spite of this some pervert historians presented Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as an envious enemy of Muslims. Such historians wrote false history. While Afzal Khan was a political enemy of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, these historians presented him as a representative of Muslims. They wrote false history even in the school level history books, and to make it effective they printed the sketches of the meeting between Afzal Khan and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. This created the image of afazal Khan as representative of Muslims and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as representative of Hindus in the mind of millions of young students. These pervert historians are responsible for destroying the secular image of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. But the true history knows that he never hated any community and he never differentiated between his subjects.
History is an eye witness of past. To avoid the mistakes done in past, it was necessary to study the true history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. This study gave the facts. We should note that Maloji Raje (Grandfather of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj), Shahaji Raje (father) and Lakhuji Raje Jadhav (maternal Grandfather) all had close and friendly relations with Indian Muslims. A big part of their subjects and army was of Muslims. Many of the Sardars of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj were from Muslims communities who worked as chiefs of various sections of the army. Most of the soldiers and Generals in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s navy were from Muslim community. That is why there are Kabars of Muslims Sardars on the Fort of Padmdurg and many other naval forts . Many Muslim soldiers have given their lives for the freedom movement started by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Many of them gave their lives for this cause. Indian Muslims fully supported the movement started by the king and contributed in it. None of the King’s Muslim Sardars, Ambassadors, Ministers, Soldiers, Sailors and common people did any treachery or disloyalty with the King. Not a single Sardar, Soldier or anyone from the Muslim subject of the King became a traitor.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had a deep faith in his Muslim associates. That is why 13 of the 27 of his Body Guards were Muslims.
Even today, Muslims have a great respect of the King and they are proud of him. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was not the King and hero of any specific community. So like others, Muslims also have full rights on the great King. But as we know, some antisocial forces are creating rift between Muslims and the King, between Muslims and other communities in his name.
To eliminate the fear amongst the Muslim community, and to create brotherhood between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s fans from Muslims and other communities, we have just founded an organization, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Muslim Brigade.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is a great symbol of national integrity. He was staunch supporter of equality, freedom, justice and brotherhood. He built a Masjid on Raigad, his Capital fort. He respected the Holy Kuran. His fight was against the oppressive and cruel Muslim rulers who were outsiders and not against Indian Muslims. Today all the Muslims in India are nationalist Indians by birth and by deeds. Their forefathers also were nationalists Indians and many of them were with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
The anti social elements in India are working for deviating us from our King. To fight against this conspiracy and to foil it, we have founded Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Muslim Brigade which will work for all Indians and to enter in the new era.
- To know the authentic and true history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and to spread it.
- To work for execution of Indian constitution according to the policies of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
- To spread the authentic and true political, social, economic, cultural history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and others amongst Muslims and the entire country in modern way.
- To eliminate all types of the fear in Muslim community.
- To eliminate misunderstanding about Islam and Muslims amongst other communities
- To grow brotherhood between all religious groups.
- To know the work of great Muslim reformers and others like Malik Ambar, Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan, Chand Bibi, Razia Sultan, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Dr. Mohammed Sayyad, Fatima Bee etc and spread their biographies.
- To work for the progress of Muslims in peaceful way under the constitution of India.
To establish Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Muslim Brigade, a meeting was held at Pune on 24th July 2011. This primary meeting was attended by many activists from all over Maharashtra. A provisional executive committee was formed.
Working President: DR. Mohammed Nadeem, Yawatmal
Vice Presidents: Prof. Dr. Jarra Kazi (Osmanabad), Shantaram Kunjir (Pune), Vali Mohammed (Mumbai), Dr. Musaddik Mirajkar (Rajapur), Mirza Ahmed Beg (Manmad)
General Secretary: Tahirbhai Shaikh (Pune)
Secretary: Dr. Pathan Z.A. (Aurangabad)
Joint Secretaries: Mohammed Javed Patel (Yavatmal), Ahammed Hazi Isak Momin ( Karad), Riaz Baba) Ahammed Landage (Walva, Sangli)
Committee Members: Saayad Hussain Kaisar, Iqbal Mohammed, Dr. Baba Shaikh, Uzma Kazi Mumbai), Iqbal Hamid, Mehboob Shaikh, Sameer Shaikh
The provisional members will discuss and expand the committee in next three months and will establish braches in all the Districts and Talukas of Maharashtra. After an extensive meeting in November 2011, full work of the organization will began.
A large number of activists from Vidarbh, Marathwada, Western Maharashtra, Mumbai, Kokan and Khandesh region of Maharashtra we present at the above meeting. The zealous activists resolved to co-operate to their best to promote and expand the organization, as they found such type of organization is a great necessity of today. Many other organizations and institutions are working for the similar cause. We will co-operate with them and take their co-operation.
Please note that to work for this noble cause you do not have to dissolve any institution or organization. To become a member of this organization, please contact the office bearers.
Colonel Suresh Patil (Retired)