In many mosques of Kanpur city in Uttar Pradesh, the Muslim clerics called Imam spoke about the salient points of the Agneepath scheme for recruitment in the Indian armed forces and asked the youth to make use of this opportunity and enlist in the armed forces.
The clerics were briefed by members of the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMF) led by Shahid Kamran to dispel fears, misgivings, and myths about the Agnipath and make sure a maximum number of Muslim youth apply for this job.
The clerics spoke about the Agniveer scheme in detail in their weekly address to the Muslims who had come for the congregational prayers on Friday. The AMP has appealed to the Muslim youth to become Agniveer by joining the Agneepath scheme for the welfare of the country.
Shahid Kamran said the association is contacting more Ulema and asking them to give maximum publicity to this scheme so that the Muslim youth make use of this opportunity. Agneepath will prove to be a scheme that opens the door of luck for Muslim youth, he said.
In their Friday sermons given before the prayers, the Imams asked the devout to make their children apply under the Agneepath scheme. Online applications for this scheme have been opened. The clerics said that the young men of the community should serve the country by becoming Agniveer.
Maulana Meraj Ashrafi, Imam of Nanpara Masjid of Yatim Khana Square, said that the Agneepath scheme will not only employ the children at an early age but will also make them serve the country.
Sunni Ulema Council General Secretary Haji Mohammad Salis said that the Ulema Council is motivating Muslim youth for applying for recruitment under the Agneepath scheme. The council has appealed to all the Ulema to explain its benefits to Muslim children.