Telangana Home Minister Mahmood Ali has ordered an inquiry in the case where sedition charges were levelled against two Muslim women who along with over a 100 Muslim women raised provocative slogans on Thursday at Saidabad Ujale Shah Eidgah grounds. As per a report by Deccan Chronicle, the probe has been ordered following ‘public uproar’ as Muslims from not only Hyderabad but even Delhi are ‘upset’ with filing of sedition charges.
Telangana Home Minister Mahmood Ali said that the Muslim community has asked him to look into the matter. He has reportedly ordered an inquiry. Ali further said that it is the police’s duty to maintain law and order. “When ulemas across India had agreed that they would abide by the Supreme Court judgement, why have these women come out to protest?” he said.
However, Amjedullah Khan of Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) defended the women and said that the congregation was in an edigah where they offered namaz and it was within those four walls. “Police could have brushed it aside. By pressing charges, they have created an issue and brought it to limelight. The videos circulating around are not clear. How can 30 to 50 women threaten a country?” he said.
On Thursday, a group of women belonging to a Muslim organisation held a congregation at Saidabad Ujale Shah Eidgah grounds. Over a hundred Muslim women congregated to hold a “prayer meeting” protesting the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi case where the court awarded the entire 67-acre land to Hindus and mandated that the Muslims would get an alternate 5 acre land in Ayodhya to build their Mosque. The main leaders of this congregation were two daughters of one cleric Maulana Abdul Aleem Islahi — Shabista and Zille Huma.
The police had initially denied permission to them, but later it granted conditional accord, saying they were not supposed to disrupt peace and refrain from communal utterances. However, the group of Muslim women who had congregated to protest against the Ayodhya verdict raised several communally charged slogans.
In a video that emerged, the Muslim women can be seen raising several slogans like ‘todenge todenge, Ram Mandir todenge’ (we will break Ram Mandir), ‘laathi goli khayenge, Babri Masjid banayenge’ (we don’t mind being beaten up with sticks or being shot at, but we will make the Babri Masjid), ‘humari arzoo, shahadat shahadat’. With the slogans of Naara-e-Taqbeer and Allaho Akbar, the Muslim women were seeing stoking tension by vowing to break the Ram Mandir that will be built at Ayodhya and build Babri Masjid.
While sedition charges were slapped on these two women, they are yet to be arrested.