Mohammed Umar Gautam was arrested by the UP ATS last month from Delhi’s Jamia Nagar for running a conversion racket and targeting differently-abled for conversion.
The Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party Monday (July 5) defended Mohammed Umar Gautam, who was arrested by the UP ATS last month for running a conversion racket.
Abu Asim Azmi, senior Samajwadi Party leader, and an MLA in Maharashtra, told TV9 Bharatvarsh, “Our party’s stand is Mohammed Umar Gautam is innocent. He has been wrongly accused by the UP Police in the case of conversion.”
He also added that more Muslims will be wrongly accused in the next six months.
Earlier, Aam Aadmi Party MLA and Delhi Waqf Board Chairman Amanatullah Khan had defended Muhammed Umar Gautam arguing conversion is allowed in the Constitution.
He had tweeted, “भाजपा देश के अल्पसंख्यकों और दलितों पर जुल्म करने से नहीं चूक रही,UP ATS द्वारा उमर गौतम और मुफ्ती जहांगीर साहब को गिरफ्तार कर BJPसरकार ने हमारे संवैधानिक अधिकारों पर हमला किया है।Article25&21,हमें अपने धर्म के प्रचार-प्रसार के साथ किसी भी धर्म का पालन करने का अधिकार देता है।”
Muhammed Omar, with his associates, was running Islamic Da’wah Centre in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar and had converted over 1000 people.
His team was specifically targeting differently-abled adults and people from the weaker sections of society. The UP ATS revealed he was getting money from many foreign sources, including Pakistan’s ISI.
The central and state agencies are investigating Islamic Da’wah Centre and its funding.