New Delhi: Leading Muslim organizations have condemned BJP and VHP leaders’ provocative statements and demanded immediate action against them. Charging Election Commission of India with double standards, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat on Monday has urged the Supreme Court to intervene into the matter. While All India Milli Council said the Election Commission and the government must swing into action against them with alacrity .
Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organizations, said that the Election Commission is playing partisan politics by removing the ban on controversial BJP leader Amit Shah while retaining the same in the case of UP senior minister Azam Khan. The Election Commission has also failed to take action against BJP leaders who have crossed all limits during the current electoral campaign, like Giriraj Singh saying that “opponents of Modi will be sent to Pakistan” or Vasundra Raje saying “we will see who is cut to pieces after the election,” or Nitin Gadkari saying that “casteism is in the DNA of Bihar” or Parveen Togadia saying that Muslims will be expelled to Pakistan and reminding them of Muzaffarnagar, Khokhrajhar and Gujarat 2002, etc.
Mushawarat president Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan said: since the Election Commission has developed cold feet to tackle the BJP-RSS hate juggernaut, Supreme Court of India should take suo motto notice by appointing an SIT to probe the hatemongering by Sangh Parivar during the current election campaign and bring the culprits to book. He said he sent a letter to the Chief Justice of India in this regard.
All India Milli Council general secretary Dr Manzoor Alam said Giriraj Singh and Togadia’s statements are highly condemnable and they should be booked immediately. He asked why the government is silent on this as it is not the issue of only Law and Order but of creating rift and animosity between religious communities. Taking a dig at the government, Dr Alam said if such statement were issued by a member of the minority community, it would have swung into action with much alacrity. In such highly provocative matters, even Supreme Court takes suo motto cognizance but nothing such happened, he added.