India will become the first country to have a government mandated to “modernize” Islam after a major religious conference in Delhi on Wednesday.
The government has also set up a panel of experts to explore whether it is appropriate to change the constitution and declare a new era of Muslim rule.
In a move that is likely to make a mockery of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government has set up an expert panel on the “modernization of Islam.”
“The government’s objective is to establish a secular and democratic Muslim majority, based on the principles of secularism, equality, and diversity,” a press release said.
“We are committed to providing all Indians with the right to practice Islam, while protecting the rights and freedoms of minorities and non-Muslims.”
India is the world’s second-largest Muslim-majority country after Pakistan, with about 6.4 million Muslims.
The prime minister, Narendra Modi.
(Reuters)”The panel will have the mandate to propose suggestions and suggestions on the constitution to the cabinet and will consider recommendations and suggestions from the general public on the Constitution of India,” the statement said.
The decision comes as the Muslim-dominated parliament has voted to remove the controversial section of the Indian constitution that defines Muslims as being a minority, saying it is unconstitutional.
It also comes after the government, in the first of two rounds of the state assembly elections, banned the sale of pork, which is a major source of income for Muslims.
Muslims in India say the move is part of an attempt to ban them.
The BJP, which has a strong majority in India’s parliament, has said that it will scrap the ban on pork.
The announcement comes a day after the prime minister said that his government would “modernise” Islam in India, with the aim of eradicating “immoral” practices and introducing secular rules.
“We will make a change in the constitution in the spirit of secular and humanistic values.
It will also include religious education, which should be taught in schools.
We will make the government’s job easier.
We are going to modernise Islam,” Modi said during a meeting of his party’s central leadership.
The new Muslim-led government will also require Muslims to wear the niqab, the face covering that many Muslims wear.
Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been trying to push for a ban on the face coverings of Muslims in public, and has also been pushing for a law to outlaw the nikah, the religious ritual of breaking bread.
The ruling BJP-led coalition in the Indian Parliament has already voted to make it mandatory for women to wear a headscarf in public.
The move comes as Muslims in India have made a strong push for the ban, and are increasingly vocal in their opposition to the ban.
The ban was one of the main pillars of Modi’s electoral victory in the general election last year, when he was the first Indian leader to win a majority government.
The country’s largest Muslim group, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which is in charge of social affairs and has been in power since 1997, has been calling for a nationwide ban on face coverments for decades.
Muslim leaders have also repeatedly called for the government to end the practice of nikahs, the practice in which men and women, wearing the same covering, fast during the holy month of Ramadan.