Targetting AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi for his recent controversial comment on Ayodhya verdict, on Saturday Shia Waqf Board chief Wasim Rizvi compared the Hyderabad MP to slain Islamic terrorist and former ISIS leader Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi.
According to the reports, Rizvi accused Asaduddin Owaisi of inciting the Muslim community with his provocative speeches and statements after the Supreme Court’s judgment on long-pending Ayodhya land dispute case.
“There is no difference between Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi and Asaduddin Owaisi today. Baghdadi had an army and arms and ammunition which he used to spread terror, Owaisi is creating terror through his statements,” the chief of Shia Waqf Board said.
Rizvi further accused Owaisi of pushing Muslims towards acts of terror and bloodshed. It is high time that there should be a ban on Owaisi and the Muslim Personal Law Board, Rizvi added.
Slamming the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) for its stance on the verdict, Rizvi said, “This was a great decision by the Supreme Court, the likes of which I have not seen in my life. It satisfied all the parties but there are some parties like the Muslim Personal Law Board and Asaduddin Owaisi which are fuelling the orthodox mindset. There should be a ban on them too.
On November 9, in a historic judgement, the Supreme Court had ordered handing over of the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri masjid land to the Hindu parties, making way for Hindu devotees to have a grand Ram Mandir at the birthplace of Lord Ram. The court had ordered for the construction of a Ram temple by a government trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town.
Following the verdict, an upset Owaisi had stated that he was not satisfied with the verdict delivered by the apex court, adding that faith had won over facts. He had also asked the Muslim community to reject five acres of land given by the Supreme Court and said, “We don’t want charity”.
The Hyderabad MP had also said that those who demolished the Babri Masjid in December 1992 have been asked by the apex court to form a trust and begin temple construction.
Continuing his rant against the Ram Janmabhoomi verdict, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi had also said that the Ayodhya judgement pronounced on November 9 was a ‘victory of faith over law’ and he wanted ‘his masjid back’.