Hyderabad (Telangana): On January 18, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) condemned the State Government’s decision to organise a funeral of Mukkaram Jah with State honours.
VHP leader Balaswamy said, “The VHP is condemning the state funeral of Mukkram as he never stepped in the country after the independence of Telangana. It is not even clearly known whether he holds an Indian citizenship or not.” Balaswamy criticised the State Government of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), saying that TRS has an anti-Hindu agenda.
“This is all done for vote bank. KCR is implementing everything that Owaisi says to get Muslims votes in the State,” Balaswamy claimed that K Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister, follows Asaduddin Owaisi, the leader of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM).
Condemning the Government decision, BJP MLA M Raghunandan Rao said that honouring the descendant of the Nizams, under whose rule people of Telangana suffered and were victimised, was tantamount to honouring those who stood against Telangana.
He said the government had discarded the memory of 1,200 Telangana martyrs with the decision and that it was an insult to the memories of Prof. S. Jayashankar and Konda Laxman Bapuji, who fought for Telangana’s statehood.
Former Nizam of Hyderabad Mukkaram Jah recently passed away. As a gesture of respect, the Telangana Government arranged a state funeral.