Modi won’t be able to show his face if harassed Muslims approached UN: Azam Khan
Muslims follow the Holy Quran and will continue to obey it till their last breath, whereas the Prime Minister is neither aware of Islam nor Hinduism, Khan said.india Updated: May 02, 2017 13:22 IST
Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has attacked Narendra Modi, alleging Muslims are being harassed in the country and warned that the Prime Minister ‘s image will be affected if the community approached the United Nations to narrate their ordeal.
“Modiji will not be able to show his face anywhere. Stop it otherwise be ready to face the consequences,” Khan told reporters in Rampur on Monday.
The former Uttar Pradesh minister came into the spotlight in 2015 after he wrote to the UN demanding its intervention to protect the Muslim community. He wrote the letter after a Muslim man was beaten to death by a mob for allegedly consuming beef in Dadri.
“Muslims follow the Holy Quran and will continue to obey it till their last breath, whereas the Prime Minister is neither aware of Islam nor Hinduism,” Khan said.
Azam’s comments came after Modi called upon India’s Muslims to show the “path of modernity” to Muslims across the world on Saturday. He also urged Muslims to keep the debate over triple talaq away from politics, saying that he hoped efforts to reform the controversial Islamic practice will come from the community.
“I am sure enlightened people will emerge from among Muslims and come forward to end this practice, liberating our Muslim daughters and mothers from the scourge,” Modi said at a function to celebrate the life of 12th-century social reformer and Kannada philosopher Basaveswara.
The former minister also attacked Yogi Adityanath alleging that the chief minister has failed to keep his words.
“There is a difference between what the CM says and what he really do. He said that he will stop illegal encroachment over land but has failed to stop his own minister who has done illegal construction,” he said without taking any names.
Khan, who is spending most of his time at his constituency Rampur following the SP’s defeat in the assembly elections, has been critical of the policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre as well as in the state.
First Published: May 02, 2017 13:22 IST