Patna, March 2 (Indianmuslims.info) Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Bihar Qamarul Huda has severely criticised the provocative speeches made by Praveen Togadia, Mahendra Sharan Das and Vinod Yadav in a public meeting organised on February 26 by Vishwa Hindu Parishad at Town Hall, Hajipur.
In a statement released here Thursday, Mr Huda said the VHP leaders were trying to create an atmosphere of hatred among Hindus and Muslims in Bihar.
“Their provocations have hurt the sentiments of Muslims,” he added.
Citing Togadia’s diatribe: ‘As only Christians (Angrez) live in England and Germany, similarly only Hindus will live in India,’ Mr Huda said, “Such statements are a blot on the face of democracy that we are. They are a great challenge to the champions of democracy in the country.”
On Togadia’s invective about the madrasas in North India that ‘visits of Jehadi people there are increasing; and if they are not stopped, Bihar too will become a Pakistan,’ Mr Huda said it is mere allegation which has no leg to stand.
Reacting to such inflammatory statements made by VHP leaders, the Jamaat leader said, “Such citizens of the country create Hindu-Muslim communal violence in the country. There is urgent need to bridle them with due course of law.”
Idara Shariah demands Togadia’s arrest
Patna, March 3 (Indianmuslims.info) Idara Shariah Bihar has expressed its deep sense of concern and resentment over the anti-Muslim provocative speeches made by VHP ‘aggressive’ and ‘firebrand’ leader Praveen Togadia at different places in the State.
The Idara has strongly demanded from the government to arrest Togadia immediately for destroying peace and poisoning the atmosphere of brotherhood and communal harmony in the State.
The organisation’s chief Maulana Ghulam Rasool Balyawi and another functionary Syed Sanaullah Rizvi, in a joint statement released here Friday, said, “If Togadia is not arrested for his inflammatory speeches, it is feared that communal violence will erupt all around the State.”
Earlier, Imarat Shariah Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand and Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Bihar also took serious notice of Togadia’s diatribe, drew the attention of the government towards it and urged the government to arrest this communal and fascist VHP leader.