Hyderabad: A string of speakers at the international seminar on Prophet Muhammad, here on Sunday, unanimously condemned terrorism even as AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi accused the government of dividing Muslims into different sects over terrorism.

"Islam is the religion of peace, fraternity, tolerance, mutual respect and patriotism," observed a number of speakers at the inauguration of the three-day conference on "The Life and Ways of Prophet Muhammad". During his speech, Owaisi alleged that the government is dividing Muslims into different sects and trying to prove that a certain group is favouring terrorism and a certain group is opposing. Government is aware that Islam has no connection with terrorism whether it is ISIS or any terror organisation. Islam and Muslims have no relation with terrorism, he said.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind general secretary Maulana Mehmood Madani said, "Islam aur Musalmano ka koi rishta kisi bhi terrorist organisations ke saath nahi ho sakta (Islam and Muslims cannot have links with terrorist organisation)." Madani called upon Muslims to co-exist cordially and in peace with other religions and do not refrain (yourselves) from expressing love for nation whenever possible.
Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali stressed on the need for education for youth. He appealed to Islamic scholars and clergies to guide the youth to excel in different fields like engineering, medicine, science and technology, and other areas.
All India Muslim Personal Law Board secretary Mohammed Khaled Saifullah Rahmani and other scholars spoke on the occasion.