Muslims condemn Narendra Modiís claim
By Ibrahim Usmani
Hyderabad: Leader of All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in the AP Assembly, Akbaruddin Owaisi has condemned the visit of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to Hyderabad on 13 July, stating that he has brought shame to the state and the city by stating that Hyderabad is the hub of the ISI activities. Owaisi said that Modi's own partymen have stated that the NDA has lost due to his statements and campaign. Even the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has said that his head fell in shame because of the holocaust of Gujarat. He had said that it is black spot on the country. Owaisi demanded that the state government should protest Modi's interference in the state matters.
Maulana Hameeduddin Aaqil Husami, Ameer Millat-e-Islamiyah, condemned Modiís visit saying it was an attempt to poison the secular environment of the state. He said that the government should have refused to allow him to give such statements. He protested the role of the Commissioner of Police saying that the former Commissioner of Police had banned Modiís entry but the current one allowed him in.
Narendra Modi, in his one-day visit to Hyderabad had said that Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh are slowly becoming the hub of ISI activities. He said that the Congress Government lacked courage to tackle terrorism, adding that the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was silent on the issue of terrorism except for promising to repeal POTA. He said that the Gujarat Police had to come all the way to Hyderabad to arrest ĎISI agentsí while the local police could not act Ďas their hands are tiedí.
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