Serial abuser and small-time actor Ajaz Khan, who is on bail after being arrested by the Mumbai Police for uploading controversial videos, appeared to heap praises on the BJP in a video he uploaded today. He was arrested for promoting enmity between different religious groups. Ajaz was one of the persons who was relentlessly promoting the narrative that Muslims are under attack under the BJP government.
However in his video today he showered praises not just on the BJP but also Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. He seems to have gone through a change of heart within 4 days of being in the custody of the Mumbai Police.
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The fleetingly reformed Ajaz, in the video uploaded on his social media pages, lauded the BJP government for releasing innocent Muslims held up in jails across the country. These, he said, were incarcerated by the previous Congress regimes without any evidence. “We have to be truthful here. There is one issue on, which we should applaud the BJP. I don’t agree with their ‘Jai Shri Ram’ sloganeering or politics over ‘Triple Talaq’ which is obviously wrong but we should praise the BJP government, especially Narendra Modi ji and Amit Shah ji who have released many innocent Muslims languishing in the jails since the last 15-20 years when Congress was in power,” Ajaz is heard saying.
Ajaz went on to claim that Muslims in the country should seek justice on this issue from Congress and not from the BJP, who was not even in the frame when these folks were wrongfully jailed. “It will be our duplicity if we ask BJP for justice for the wrongs done by the Congress regime. Congress had declared them as terrorists without any proof and lodged them in jails. The BJP should be credited for the release of these innocent Muslims. 5 were released from Jaipur, 3-4 from Kashmir, some from Ahmedabad. BJP could have held them in captivity but they have released them. This is the good work that BJP and PM Modi has done, ” he added.
In addition to this video, Ajaz had also released another video in, which he expressed his discontent with Muslim politicians who didn’t come to his rescue when Mumbai police arrested him and sought his remand for 14 days. Gloating over the fact that he alone fought the police and overcame all the obstacles on his own, Ajaz said, “My message is for Assaduddin Owaisi, Azam Khan, Waris Pathan, Hashmi ji and all other such politicians. I was being slapped with 3 false cases but you didn’t raise your voice in my defence. You (Assad) defended Kanhaiya Kumar in the parliament, you raised your voice for many people in the parliament but you never spoke for Ajaz Khan.”
Lamenting that he was left in the lurch by Muslim politicians like Owaisi and Pathan, Ajaz said, “I don’t know what kind of my image is being conveyed to you. I could have become your (Owaisi) strength. You could have helped me. But you didn’t. However, Allah was with me, people are with me, who saw that injustice is being meted out to me. I would like to tell my Muslim brothers if these people who represent us in the parliament didn’t come to my rescue, will they come to your rescue tomorrow?”
A remorseless Ajaz further added, “I did what these politicians routinely do in the parliament. I spoke about issues what Assaduddin Owaisi, Akbaruddin Owaisi, Hashmi and other Muslim leaders raise, yet I was harassed by the police. I was arrested. I had to pay a security of Rs 1 lakh to secure bail. Apart from this, every day I have to go and report to the police station.”
Ajaz Khan was arrested by Mumbai Police Crime Branch for controversial videos he had posted on social media. He had posted many videos on various social media sites provoking violence and mob lynching of Hindus by Muslims, and mocking police for not being able to catch Muslims who indulge in communal violence. He was sent to 14-days judicial remand. However, he secured bail on a surety of Rs 1 lakh fine on July 22.