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Waseem Rizvi for sedition case against AIMPLB cleric

Chairman of the UP Shia Central Waqf Board Waseem Rizvi filed a complaint at Hazratganj police station stating a case of sedition be lodged against Maulana Khalilur Rehman Sajjad Nomani, spokesperson of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, for inciting the Muslims and spreading religious hatred.

lucknow Updated: Feb 16, 2018 15:37 IST
Tariq Khan
Tariq Khan
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Waseem Rizvi,Sedition case,AIMPLB
Rizvi said the speech by Maulana Sajjad, which he watched on a news channel, was a clear case of inciting and spreading religious hatred between two communities and came under the purview of sedition.(HT)

Chairman of the UP Shia Central Waqf Board Waseem Rizvi filed a complaint at Hazratganj police station stating a case of sedition be lodged against Maulana Khalilur Rehman Sajjad Nomani, spokesperson of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, for inciting the Muslims and spreading religious hatred.

Rizvi in his complaint said he had seen a video of Maulana Sajjad’s speech at the Hyderabad meeting of AIMPLB telling the Muslims that RSS had given arms training to its workers and that arms had been made available to them in all the districts.“The cleric can be seen telling Muslims that there fate would be worse than that of Rohingya Muslims if they did not wake up to the situation,” said Rizvi.

He said the speech by Maulana Sajjad, which he watched on a news channel, was a clear case of inciting and spreading religious hatred between two communities and came under the purview of sedition.

“The speech has been taken out of context and I have not said anything which is not correct. The speech being referred to by Rizvi was not delivered at the AIMPLB session in Hyderabad,” Maulana Sajjad said in a video post on his twitter account. Rizvi had earlier written a letter to PM Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adiytanath demanding a CBI inquiry against the AIMPLB, which he alleged was a‘terror outfit’ and was working against the interests of the country.

Known for his anti-clergy remarks, Rizvi, was served a legal notice by the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind in January this year after he gave a statement saying some madarsas were‘breeding ground for terrorists.’

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 15:37 IST