Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan said that only Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra are ‘secular’ leaders. He also criticised the Samajwadi Party.
Lucknow: Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan, who had called for genocide of Hindus on January 7, joined Congress on Monday (January 17). Maulana joined Congress in the presence of UP Congress President Ajay Kumar Lallu.
Embracing such people in the party is not new for the Congress. In the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress leader from Uttar Pradesh Imran Masood had threatened to cut to pieces then Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
The Congress party did not take any action against Masood. On the contrary, he was elevated in the party and rewarded with a Lok Sabha ticket.
Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan had roared in Bareilly on Friday (January 7) that if Muslim youths take law in their hands, Hindus won’t find space to run in India.
“I see the anger within my Muslim youths and I am afraid that the day this anger bursts out, the day I lose control over them… I want to warn my Hindu brothers that I’m scared that the day my Muslim youths take the law into their hands, you will not find a place to hide anywhere in India”, Maulana Tauqeer had said.
The protest meeting was called to protest the alleged hate speech in Haridwar. But, the speeches in the meeting were more of Hindu genocide call.
How can ‘Hindus won’t find space to run in India’ be called a protest against alleged hate-speech?
Maulana had allied with the Congress party in 2009 also. He founded Ittehad-e-Millat Council and allied with the Congress in 2009 polls to save ‘secularism’ in the country.
Many other Muslim organisations like All India Tanzeem ul Islam had supported the call given by Maulana Tauqeer.
Beheading Hindus call has been given multiple times by clerics in Bareilly and slogan “Gustakh-E-Rasool ki ek hi saza, sar tan se juda, sar tan se juda” [There is only one punishment for speaking against the Prophet and that is beheading] has been raised by lakhs of Muslims in Bareilly over many times.
In April last year, thousands of Muslims took to the streets after Friday prayers, demanding the beheading of Hindus who insulted Muhammed.