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BJP leader hits out at Vande Mataram fatwa

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | September 02, 2006 14:38 IST

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Senior leader of the Bhartiya Janata Party, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has hit out at the fatwa issued by Darul-ul-Islam's which had criticised Naqvi as anti-Islam for supporting the singing of the national song Vande Matram.

"There is nothing above national pride and Vande Matram is our national song and one feels proud while singing it. There is nothing anti-Islam in such action. Those who are criticising me or issuing fatwas against me for supporting singing of the national song are spreading the separatist agenda," Naqvi told

He also reminded the so-called scholars of Deoband that they are not living in a theocratic Muslim state but in a secular republic where all religions are at par with each other.

"How can the so-called scholars tell the Muslims that they should pull out their sons and daughters from the schools where Vande Matram is sung. They are trying to divert the attention of the Muslim community from the socio-economic and educational related problems by issuing fatwas," he said.

He said that no organisation has the right to question his nationalism." Those propogating against Vande Matram are the true followers of Osama bin Laden," he said.

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Sub: great

great Mr.Naqvi we r proud of u.had all muslims been like this from centuries ago,man india would have been somewhere.great M.r.Naqvi


Sub: Vande - Inviting debate

Mr. naqwi is not available for chat, he is supposed to be now??? I invite EVERY ONE to discuss on VANDE MA TARAM if the ...

Posted by Naseer

Sub: BJP leader hits out at fatwa

Mr. Naqui is a pragmatic man. He never spared even BJP when he felt he would be comfortable and yet toed the party line as ...

Posted by Dr. G.S.Shankar

Sub: Mr Naqvi is a fool

Mr. Naqvi needs to understand that by singing song one is not a patriotic but to stand hand in hand in front of enemy is ...

Posted by shaikhanwar

Sub: we need more naqvis, Than only India can be saved

Thanks mr. Naquvi I salute You, snot for that u are with BJP or crashing fatwa. But to your views and attitudes. If these attitudes ...

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