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Muslims, Christians uncomfortable under Modi rule: Muslim body slams govt

Source: PTI
March 22, 2015 20:45 IST
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The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday launched a frontal attack on the Narendra Modi government and announced a nationwide campaign to counter right wing forces, accusing Hindu organisations like the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh of hatching a “conspiracy” to convert the country into a “fascist state”.

At the end of its two-day convention, the board said that its ‘Defend Constitutional Rights Committee’ will run a campaign to build a sense of confidence among minorities.

“We are concerned about the situation in the country which has worsened after Narendra Modi became prime minister. Not only Muslims, but Christians are also feeling uncomfortable,” the board’s assistant general secretary Abdul Rahim Qureshi said at a press conference.

In a resolution, the board said that right wing forces have become “active against the minorities after the formation of new government at the Centre.”

“The resolution was passed by the board members in the national convention which seeks support of people against the conspiracy of Hindu organisations like RSS to take the country in direction of fascist state from a secular democracy,” Qureshi said.

“Hindutva forces are encouraged and have become more active after the formation of the National Democratic Alliance government,” he said.

Qureshi alleged that Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders Ashok Singhal, Praveen Togadia and Sadhvi Prachi ‘spit venom’ against minorities but no action is taken.

“Hindu outfits are carrying out programmes like ghar wapsi. RSS and VHP leaders spit venom not only against Muslims but Christians also. This is a conspiracy to divide sections of the society and we have sought support of all the Muslims as well as Hindus against the propaganda in the resolution,” he said.

If the right wing forces persisted with their agenda against the minorities, it will result in “anarchy” in the country, he said.

Qureshi claimed that the PM has not yet said anything on the ‘ghar wapsi’ issue.

Over 250 members of the body had gathered in Jaipur for their annual general body meeting.

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