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‘Prove it by your work that you are secular’

Says Abu Asim Azmi, accused the government of blatant double standard

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 09:34:36 PM, Staff Reporter

SP leader Abu Asim Azmi

Mumbai: “The State Government in Maharashtra leaves no stone unturned to project itself secular and BJP a communal party. If this is really the case, why is it ashamed of doing justice to the Muslims?” Samajwad Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi asked in the state assembly Tuesday.


Stating that despite Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) permission for the construction work of the damaged wall of Jama Masjid in Maloni, the police is not allowing the work to proceed.


“It is because of the pressure from the communal parties that the state government and the police are not allowing the Young Muslim Association to complete the construction work of the wall of the Maloni Jama Masji”, Abu Asim Azmi said while participating in the discussion in the state assembly on law & order.


Observing that in the similar manner Al-Kabeer slaughter house in Bhiwandi had been closed after Shiv Sena exerted undue pressure on the local administration, Abu Asim dared the government to start the construction work of the police station in Bhiwandi.


“You are not allowing the construction work of the wall at Maloni Jama Masjid and without any valid reason ordered the closure of the Al-Kabeer slaughter house in Bhiwandi. Unless they are restored to their earlier positions, we will not allow the construction work of the police station near the qabristan in Bhiwandi”, he dared the state government and the Shiv Sena.


Accusing the government of blatant double standard, Abu Asim Azmi said, “On one hand, the Muslim accused lingering in the jail are not allowed to perform Friday prayers and are subjected to humiliation and torture, the accused belonging to the right wing Hindu militant groups are extended all kinds of facilities. You are involved in all kinds of double standard and still project yourself as the messiah.”


Meanwhile, outraged by the allegations made by Abu Asim Azmi, MLAs belonging to Shiv Sena, BJP and MNS demanded his statements to be removed from the proceedings of the house. They even blamed that the Abu Asim Azmi’s outburst against the government and the opposition parties may lead in communal tension.









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