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RSS hate propaganda may turn India into Rwanda, warns Owaisi

Not a day passes without somebody getting lynched or killed in the country, Muslim leader says

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Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen President and Member of Parliament from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi warned that if the hateful propaganda of the RSS and its ilk was not checked, India would turn into another Rwanda.

“Not a day passes without somebody getting lynched or killed in the country today because of this hate propaganda”, Owaisi said while addressing a congregation at on the last Friday of Ramadan today. He said that the RSS was spreading hate and violence against Muslims, Dalits and minorities and created a dangerous atmosphere in the country.

He lashed out at the Congress party for inviting former President Pranab Mukherji to Rahul Gandhi’s iftar party even after he visited RSS headquarters and praised its founder Hedgewar as a “great son of India”.

“How Pranab Mukherji can praise a man who had called Muslims of India venomous snakes”, he wondered. “And the same Pranab Mukherji shares the table at Iftar Party with Rahul Gandhi”, he said questioning the commitment of Congress party to secularism.

“Then the same Congress party charges the MIM with dividing secular votes and helping the BJP,” Owaisi said.

Rejecting the charge that Islam was spread in India through the sword, Owaisi said, “Islam came to India through saints like Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, Bakhtiyar Kaki and Nizamuddin Auliya and spread because of their love and service to the poor”.

Referring to the assassination of ‘Rising Kashmir’ Editor Syed Shujat Bukhari in Srinagar Thursday evening he said he was pained and shocked by the killing of a good friend and good human being. “The people responsible for such brutal attacks are not humans, but agents of Satan”, he said.

He also appealed to the people to remember the oppressed and persecuted Palestinians in their prayers. “Our fight is not against Jews but against the Zionists”, he said.

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