A Muslim organisation in Kanpur asks clerics for assistance in urging youth to follow Agnipath

The Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) has launched an initiative to debunk rumors concerning the recently introduced Agnipath scheme . The group has urged clerics and imams of mosques to encourage young people attending Friday prayers to use the opportunity and serve the country by joining the defense forces .

KANPUR, October 31, 2017: The Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP), a group of Muslim intellectuals in the city, has launched an initiative to debunk rumors concerning the recently introduced Agnipath scheme and has urged clerics and imams of mosques to encourage young people attending Friday prayers to use the opportunity and serve the country by joining the defense forces.AMP members sought advice from well-known Muslim clerics and imams of mosques in the region at a time when violent demonstrations by youths against the Agnipath scheme have diminished sharply, and they've urged them to appeal to youths to apply for jobs in defence forces under the Agnipath scheme.Starting with Friday, the program will begin with the prayers.The Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) has been working hard to support education for Muslim children.

Known clerics and Imams of the mosques in the region will pass on our message to qualified Muslim youths.They will make a special appeal for this in the Friday prayers tomorrow, according to AMP patron Shahid Kamran.We are also using social media to help Muslim youths who are searching for job opportunities in the Army, according to a senior member of the Association.