By Special Correspondent
New Delhi, Feb 8: Taking a U-turn from his earlier statement on CAA protests the rector (Mohatmim) of Islamic seminary Darul Uloom, Deoband Mufti Mohammad Qasim Nomani has issued a statement clarifying that he didn’t make any appeal to the women to end their on-going protests against CAA, NPR and NRC at Shaheen Bagh ( New Delhi) and in other parts of the country.
The clarification came after Mufti Mohammad Qasim Nomani faced severe criticism and wrath on social media for his ‘appeal’ during meeting of a peace committee held in Deoband on Thursday.
However the clarification statement issued on Friday said “that the movement against CAA should continue.
Darul Uloom Deoband is not satisfied by the Govt. statement that it has no plan to prepare nationwide NRC ‘till now’.
“CAA and NRC is very serious national and community issue and it must not be taken lightly” it added.
The controversy started when a video went viral on social media in which Mufti Mohammad Qasim Nomani was seen sitting with other Islamic scholars and others while cops were standing behind him. He was heard saying that many people were not convinced with the words ‘until’ and ‘yet’. But the government had promised to not implement NRC and it should be seen as an achievement.
However Nayab Mohatamim Maulana Abdul Khaliq Madrasi said, “I do agree with his views but it would not be appropriate to direct them (women) to completely end their protest. Instead, it would be easier to ask them to end their protest for now in view of the government’s response that no decision was taken yet to implement NRC in the whole country.”