Hindu Leaders For Fatwa"Against Jihad in India

News article, posted 03.24.2010, from Pakistan, in:
Hindustan Times

A group of Hindu leaders on Wednesday appealed to Islamic religious institutions and scholars to come forward with an appropriate "fatwa" (edict) to declare that Hindus were not "kaafirs" (non-believers) and that there need not be a "jihad" (war) against them in India.

"The fatwa should say that India is not "Dar-ul-Harab", which means it is not a land against which Islamists have to wage a war," convener of the All India Acharya Sect Dayanand Maharaj told journalists in Mumbai on Wednesday. Speaking at a seminar, Dayanand said our country is a 'dar-ul-amen', a land of peace, as here Muslims could practise Islam without any impediment....[See URL for full text.]