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Khudai Khidmatgar launches website to 'fight' hate, promote social harmony

By Our Representative
Originally founded by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, popularly known as Frontier Gandhi, Khudai Khidmatgar has launched its website http://khudaikhidmatgar.org/ to promote social harmony and inclusion. A discussion on the occasion in Delhi, "Social Media - Hate Mongering & Youth", saw Prof Rajeev Ranjan Giri, associate professor, Delhi University, point towards use and misuse of social media, even as throwing light on the history of hate mongering.
Khudai Khidmatgar leader and writer Hafeez Kidwai talked on the need to curb hate messages on social media with counter messages and activeness on social media in a more constructive and positive sense. While elaborating upon the analysis of the process of hate mongering on social media, he stressed on the unity in people who are propagating brotherhood and love.
Revolutionary poet Sabika Abbas Naqvi, recited a poem on the freedom to celebrate the idea of inclusivity, and drew attention on the use of poetry as a medium to spread communal harmony. Through poetry, she said, it was possible to develop and strengthen unified efforts to counter the narrative of hate.
Khudai Khidmatgar national convener Faisal Khan, while giving example of Hazrat Nizamuddin and Humayun, said that hate is not sustainable, while harmony and brotherhood are the weapons of youth which can never die.
Senior journalist Hridyesh Joshi, focussing on the mainstream media, held it responsible for hate mongering rather than social media. Naveen Chaure, considered a social media sensation (his poem "Vastavik Kanoon" on mob-lynching became viral few days ago), narrating his experiences, said that hate on the social media acts as to serve political narrative of the political masters.

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