Islamists, hysterically shouting Allahu Akbar and sar tan se juda, were baying for suspended BJP MLA T Raja Singh’s blood. Some had sharp weapons on them. They ransacked Hindu businesses and heckled Hindus. Some” radical Islamists even targeted the Sangh: “RSS Walon Ko, Kaat Daalo Saalon Ko”…”Bolo Bolo Kya Chahiye, Gustakh-e-Nabi Ka Sar Chahiye”.
The Islamists were protesting against Raja Singh reported controversial remark against Muhammad. Immediately after Singh was arrested, the BJP suspended the MLA. The party also slapped a show-cause notice on him. The controversy erupted after BJP MLA T Raja Singh in a video criticised Islamist stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui who has a show scheduled in Hyderabad. Faruqui has a history of making derogatory remarks on Hindu gods and goddesses. T Raja had threatened that if the show happened, he would set the venue on fire. He allegedly made some remarks against Muhammad that drove the Islamists crazy.
Just after his remarks gone viral, Raja Singh was taken into custody from his residence by a task force under the Hyderabad Police Commissioner and produced before the 14th Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court on August 23. However, he was granted bail hours after arrest. But again on August 25, he was again arrested by the police.
Meanwhile, the TRS police remained mute spectators, as Islamists created mayhem in the city. The mob pelted stones on the police and public property as well.
Over 90 Islamists who raised ‘Sar tan se juda’ slogans and beheading of T Raja Singh have now been released by Hyderabad Police. The report also says that the Islamists have been released on directions of AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi
The crowd that cried for beheading Raja Singh was led by Syed Abdahu Kashaf, a close aide of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. “In this protest, I myself used the statement (slogan). I did not have any intention of doing something unconstitutional. My intention was that the person who abuses or uses ill language against the Prophet, will suffer the punishment sar tan se juda. That is my religious belief,” said Kashaf.
He said, nobody will be allowed to utter a word against Islam. “Hyderabad is totally controlled by us, I am accountable for whatever happens in the future,” he added. Kashaf said on being questioned about the consequences of the slogans raised by him.
The controversial sar tan se juda chants came to light in June this year when a Muslim mob vociferously raised the same to back the killers of a Hindu tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur. Kanhaiya Lal was beheaded in his shop for supporting former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken cognisance of a viral video from Telangana where children were seen raising sar tan se juda slogans during protests in Hyderabad against Raja Singh.
In a letter to the Hyderabad Police Commissioner, NCPCR has directed the Police to register an FIR in the matter and produce the children seen in the video before the Child Welfare Committee. The commission has further directed the commissioner to take action within seven days and submit an action taken report.
The letter read, “As per reports and videos which have surfaced on social media, a shocking revelation shows a video wherein several children in Hyderabad are seen raising slogans of sar tan se juda and demanding that Raja Singh, a BJP MLA be hanged. It seems that the children have been influenced and used in the protests as political tools.”
Telangana Congress Leader Firoz Khan has also asked the Muslim community to beat Raja Singh wherever they see him. Threatening Raja Singh on camera, Khan said, “T Raja Singh wants to do politics of polarisation. Put him in jail. Raja Singh should apologise for his statement. The Prophet is our hero. If he doesn’t apologise, then I would want to ask every Muslim in Hyderabad to beat him wherever you see him. We can take the law into our hands not once, but several times.”
While Raja Singh was arrested for his alleged remarks on Muhammad, over 90 Islamists who raised sar tan se juda slogans and beheading of Raja Singh have now been released by Hyderabad Police. As per sources, the Islamists have been released on the directions of AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi.
According to the locals, men, women and even children were involved in stone pelting as well as chanting the murderous chants calling for T Raja Singh’s beheading.