THE JAN Morcha Alliance (JMA) headed by Raj Babbar on Thursday hijacked the People’s Democratic Front (PDF) platform to target Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav for hobnobbing with Israel. The way JMA seized the initiative from the PDF, it has caused much consternation to chairman and Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad who has become soft on Chief Minister of late.
The PDF and the All-India Muslim Forum under the leadership of Jawad had staged a dharna here on Thursday to assail the Israeli attack on Lebanon. But unexpectedly, Raj Babbar and some JMA leaders reached there to join the Shia cleric’s protest against Israel.
But soon the anti-Israel stir turned anti-Yadav as Raj Babbar directly targeted the Chief Minister for holding secret meeting with the Israeli envoy David Danieli recently.
While blasting Israel for attack on hapless people of Lebanon, Babbar said that Israel’s Lucknow connection should also be probed as it could lead to law and order problem son.
Babbar sought to know the Yadav government’s relations with the Israel. He said that some people had been hobnobbing with Israel at the behest of the State Government. Babbar said that Muslims who were assailing Israel on the issue should also expose the State Government’s links with that country.
He said that JMA was fully committed to the cause of Muslims. However, Jawad avoiding to comment on the State Government demanded snapping of India’s diplomatic ties with Israel.
The Maulana also blasted Saudi Arabian Ulema (clerics) for issuing fatwa against Hezbollah. He said that those clerics were disloyal to Islam.
He also expressed surprise at the stoic silence of the Muslim countries on the issue. Lauding Hezbollah militia, who were getting support from Iran, Jawad said that they were ‘true Jehadis’.
Flaying the US for supporting Israel, Jawad said that US was responsible for rise of global terrorism. Jawad said Israeli embassy was behind rise of terrorism in the country.
He made it clear that terrorism could be controlled in the country only by closing down Israeli embassy which was the centre of all anti-India conspiracy. PDF general secretary Nihaluddin called upon all progressive and secular forces to join hand against Israel.