Amir Hussain Represents Muslim Youth at Youth Affairs Conference

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, on 19th December organized a daylong Brain Storming Session in New Delhi to generate ideas for Youth Development and empowerment.

Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel inaugurated the Conference. Speaking on the occasion Shri Goel said India is one of the youngest nations in the world, with about 65% of the population under 35 years of age. He said, this ‘Demographic Dividend’ offers a great opportunity. He said, the challenge before the nation is to develop and empower its huge youth population as productive work force. This would, inter-alia, involve, providing to the youth the right education, necessary skills to make them employable, to develop them as entrepreneurs, to make them healthy individuals, to inculcate right social and moral values.

Symbolizing the significant role of the Muslim Youth in India’s Development in a conference for youth development, Amir took the baton to speak about the malign intentions of certain groups which seek to instill extremism in Muslim Youth.

Orating on the stand of Muslim Students Organisation of India in the youth conference Amir highlighted the effects of increasing radicalization and youth getting radically influenced.
Youth leaders were chosen basis upon their ideas for youth development from all over the country. Many participated from all parts of the country.
Having intricate knowledge of Islamic theology and jurisprudence, Amir was able to present his stand against extremism in an appealing manner, taking inspiration of Barelvism which has ever motivated him to contribute his bit against the social evil of radicalism.
With an extremely well made presentation Amir keenly explained to the audience what the actual meaning of Radicalization stood as. Amir stated that Radicalization (or radicalisation) is a process by which an individual or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political,
social, or religious ideals and aspirations that reject or undermine the status quo or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions of freedom of choice. The outcomes of radicalization are shaped by the ideas of the society at large; for example, radicalism can originate from a broad social consensus against progressive changes in society
or from a broad desire for change in society. Radicalization can be both violent and nonviolent, although most academic literature focuses on radicalization into violent extremism whose outcome is destructive such as terrorism.
He was also able to critically analyse the causes of spread of such inhumane ideas such as lack of Education and poverty, spread of extremist ideologies, online aggressive promotion of extremist ideologies through Social Media, socio-economic inequities, unemployment, despair about the future.

He also highlighted untouched causes such as the sense of victimhood amongst a community.

One of the most resplendent, contemporary and gleaming ideas shared during his presentation was how Sufism can be used to counter combat extremism.
The conference was headed by the minister of youth affairs and sports Mr. Vijay Goel with officials from the ministry.
Amir Hussain is currently working as a CRM Analyst, he is also the National Treasurer of Muslim Students’ Organisation and he is also pursuing his MBA at the Department of Management Studies – Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
He can be reached at amir.tehsini@gmail.com

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