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“Vote against BJP and Wahabis”: AIUMB

The (Brelvi) All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB) has asked the people not to cast their vote in favour of BJP and Wahabis in the coming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Maulana Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kachhouchhwi, general secretary of the Board said that while voting people must rise above party lines and cast their votes for only those candidates who have a clean image, who are secular and will work for the development of the area. The Board has also cautioned that political parties have given tickets to hard-line Wahabis. According to AIUMB the candidate belonging to hard-line Wahabis are a threat to peace and the secular ethos of our country. AIUMB is a known organisation of Sunni Sufis and in the Muslim Panchayat organised by the Mashaikh Board in October at Moradabad had demanded sincere initiatives in the field of educationand employment for the Muslims, and an end to the illegal encroachment of Wakf properties.   

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-29 February 2012 on page no. 14

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