In 1985 there was a petition against the Quran in the High Court of Calcutta. In 2011 there was a similar petition against Bhagavad Gita in Russia. Again in 2021 a petition was filed in the Supreme Court of India against 26 verses of the Quran. In this book the author brings out that these petitions are a part of a broader strategy to malign religion and to create dissension in society. The book concludes with an appeal to all responsible persons to stand up for Justice and to contribute their might in combating communalism.
Shahbaz Ahmad IFS (Retd)did his graduation from the University of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh and joined the Indian Forest Service in 1981. During his tenure of more than 37 years, he held various important positions especially in the field of biodiversity, wildlife and non-wood forest produce management. During all these postings the main challenge had been to strike a balance between the conservation of ecosystems and sustaining the livelihoods of the people living in and around these ecosystems. He was also on deputation for two years to the Indian Institute of Forest Management as Professor where he taught various subjects related to ecosystem management and also gave lectures on humanistic economics.
Shahbaz Ahmad retired in December 2018 as the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wild Life Warden, Madhya Pradesh.
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