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Modi giving political patronage to those who favour IS: Asaduddin Owaisi

Owaisi called for a boycott for those people who encourage giving up of Babri Masjid, on social media.

Asaduddin Owaisi, president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party, has accused Moulana Salman Hussaini Nadwi of acting at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to create divide in the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).

Owaisi made a call on social media for a boycott for those people who encourage giving up of Babri Masjid.

According to an Indian Express report, Owaisi attacked Nadwi for suggesting a compromise on the Babri Masjid issue and said that he should not have gone against the board's stand.

Owaisi, while addressing a public hearing, asked people, "He (Nadwi) is saying that his proposal is to ensure peace and unity in the country. Should we also give up Masjid-e-Aqsa (Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem) for unity in Arab.”

Continuing streams of allegations, the MIM president said that Nadwi had given a fatwa in support of terror group IS, which has killed numerous Muslims in Syria, Iraq and other countries.

Owaisi also dragged PM Modi's name in his heated speech, saying “Modi you are giving political patronage to those who had given fatwa in favour of IS,” he added.

Maulana Salman Hussaini Nadwi last week met with Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and told him that shifting of a mosque is possible in the Sharia. Ravi Shankar is attempting an out-of-court settlement in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

As a response to this, the AIMPLB took "action" against Nadvi after he disagreed with the board's views on the matter and approved his decision to quit the board.

AIMPLB member Qasim Rasool Ilyas said that Nadvi dissociated himself from the board's views and so he had to quit. "Now, he is a free man."

In his meeting with Ravi Shankar last week, Nadvi had said, "The atmosphere should be good (between the two communities).... There is permission for this in the Sharia. As per the Hanbali school of (Islamic) thought, a mosque can be shifted."

"We can shift the mosque. A grand mosque can be built... where a university can also be set up. Muslims should conserve their mosque, it does not entail fighting at the same place and taking it.
First Published on Feb 12, 2018 05:08 pm
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