Chicago (USA): Former president of American Federation of Muslims of Indian origin (AFMI), Dr. Mohammad Khutb Uddin has called India’s newly appointed Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy reported remarks about Muslim-dominated metropolis Hyderabad as ‘outrageous’ and ‘irresponsible’. The BJP leader Reddy, who was elected to Lok Sabha from the adjacent city Secundrabad, after assuming the charge of the ministry he said that Hyderabad has become a “safe zone for terrorists”.
In an open letter addressed to the minister, Dr Khutb Uddin said the new minister’s irresponsible utterances have deeply hurt him and all Hyderabadi people around the world. Dr Khutb Uddin, who himself hailed from Narayanpet area of Hyderabad, termed Hyderabad as the “crown jewel of India.” He reminded the minister Hyderabad’s composite culture with its “dazzlingly beauty, vibrancy, simplicity and pure love”.
The minister came under all round attack for this comment; even his senior minister Amit Shah also rapped him.
The text of the letter:
Hyderabad ‘a safe haven for terrorism”!!!
Dear Mr. G. Kishan Reddy,
Honorable minister garu
I was deeply hurt by your comments about Hyderabad and terming the city as ‘terror safe zone.’
Sir, please think before you speak. I didn’t expect you speaking the language of haters. We are from South where rivers of LOVE and BROTHERHOOD flow. We are proud of our culture, civilization, music and hospitality etc. etc. I am sorry to ask you about Hyderabadi Biryani, Sherwani, celebrating Eid and pandagas together both Hindus and Muslims alike. If you have not experienced Hyderabadi hospitality, I humbly invite you to come to Chicago ( USA) or my hometown Narayanpet District .You will know what I am talking about.
Sir, Hyderabad is the “crown jewel of India.” with its dazzlingly beauty, vibrancy, simplicity and pure love. It continues the saga of Love of Princess Bhagmati,Vemana Kavi,its 1st Telugu King poet Quli Qutub Shah and in recent history our benevolent “King Nizam” popularly known as Osman Basha. He always thought Hindus and Muslims were his two eyes.
We are proud of our rich,Telugu and Deccani culture. Believe me when I am anxious and nervous I still listen to Telugu songs and it gives me instant peace and tranquility. It’s interesting to let you know that I am writing this even being a Psychiatrist.
Please be proud of our rich heritage.
Hyderabad is a city like none in the world. It has nothing to do with your accusations. Hyderabad is a city of Saints,Sufis,Sants, Sadhus , Mahants, families, friends, and lovers but not haters,
Finally I commend our beloved chief minister of Telangana State Honorable K C R garu who is a man of Integrity and he is for all religions, cast and colors. May God give him great health and long life. He is man of people especially he loves poor. He is an ambassador of Ganga Jamuni civilization that’s my INDIA.
I hope you will consider all these facts and be a lamp of love and not of hatred.
“Like a lamp which enkindleth another lamp without losing its own light,
So Nobleness enkindleth nobleness”
With tons of love,
Dr. M Khutb Uddin