Terror outfits like ISIS are not remotely connected with Islam and their actions are against tenets of the religion, according to a resolution passed at an international seminar in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
The seminar on 'Teachings of Prophet Muhammad and Modern age', attended by representatives from across the country and abroad, called on the Government to punish hate-mongers who hurt beliefs of any faith.
"Terror outfits like the ISIS are not even remotely associated with the idea of Islam. Their deeds and actions are absolutely un-Islamic and against humanity," a resolution passed at the meet, organised by city-based religious institution Al Mahad Ul Aali Al Islami, said.
"A formulation of global law that mandates respect of all religions as a universal obligation is demanded from the United Nations," it said.
Noting that India is a secular country where people belonging to different faiths live in harmony, the conference maintained that religious scholars should be consulted to correct any anomalies in history books with reference to matters of faith.
Replying to a query at media interaction, Sajjad Noumani, working committee member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board who attended the meet, said there is need for concerted effort, involving government agencies, religious scholars and others, to wean away minority youth from getting attracted towards ISIS.
Asked if the dreaded outfit, which controls vast stretches of land in Syria and Iraq and is known for its brutal ways, is an evil force and needs to be "smashed", he said: "They are misguided youth. They can be easily counselled. I think there should be a dialogue, instead of smashing. They can be easily brought into the mainstream."
Asked if he favoured reservation for Muslims, Noumani said there is a need to correct the rule that quota cannot be given on the basis of religion.
To a query on the Ayodhya issue, he said all should wait for the final judgement of the Supreme Court.
Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma and some other senior police officials, including Anti-Corruption Bureau Director General A K Khan, were among those present during the media interaction at the seminar.