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Muslims castigate Mayawati-Advani alliance
|Muslim organisations and individuals have reacted sharply at the turn of events. Working president of All India Muslim Forum Dr MK Sherwani has criticised the decision and termed it as worst form of political opportunism. He has requested all Muslim organisations to chalk out a programme to expose Mayawati and suggested that whether the case is persuaded vigorousy in a CBI court or sessions court hardly matters.
The geneal secretary of Islamic Council of India and naib imam of Lucknow's historical Aishbagh Idgah Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahli said that the so-called messiah of Dalits and Muslims, Mayawati, has not only "cheated us but has also insulted the ideals of Dr Ambedkar, the great Dalit leader, and author of our Constitution". He has asked Muslim members of assembly supporting her government to act on the voice of their conscience and bring down this government to teach her an unforgettable lesson.
Sunni Youth federation leaders Salahuddin Khan and Fazle Alam has said that Mayawati has not only destroyed the confidence of Muslims, but has also killed her own reputation by conveniently forgetting her previous statements, announcements, assurances and promises.The federation has said that ten years ago the then BJP government, in spite of submitting many affidavits in the Supreme Court masterminded the demolition of Babri Masjid and shattered the confidence of the nation. The same saga has now been repeated by the BSP-BJP coalition government..
Tanzeem Pasdarane Husain has also criticised the decision of not issuing fresh notification in Babri Masjid demolition case and has termed this act of Mayawati as a fraud on Muslims .The Tanzeem has taken serious notice of Mayawati’s statement giving a clean chit to Advani and others and termed it as "adding insult to the injury". Tanzeem’s spokesman Shahzad Abbas said that Mayawati in her lust for power had cheated Muslims. He said that Mayawati had made herself and her party a branch of Sangh Parivar, thus Muslims should not have any relation with her and her party .He appealed to Muslim members of assembly to severe all links with Mayawati so that they could face their electorates in future.
Ali Congress, an organisation of Shia youths also came down heavily on Mayawati. Terming her decision of not issuing fresh notification in Babri Masjid demolition case as a fraud on Muslims president of the organisation Syed Azim Husain Zaidi said that Mayawati was now blaming the Congress and Samajvadi Party for Babri Masjid episode, thus giving clean chit to the main culprit, the BJP. That is nothing but rubbing salt to the wounds of Muslims, he added.
¯ Obaid Nasir in Lucknow