Srinagar:Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Kashmir unit, on Saturday filed a complaint against former chairman of Shia Waqf Board, Waseem Rizvi for hurting the sentiments of Muslims by filing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court (SC) demanding removal of 26 verses from holy Quran.
A statement issued Saturday evening said Manzoor Bhat, who was recently given additional responsibility of IT In-charge for Kashmir province, said they have filed a complaint at Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar's office against Rizvi for his anti-Quran remarks.
He said the party will ensure strict action against those who are involved in hurting the religious sentiments of any community and nobody will be allowed to speak against any community or their holy books. The party has sought FIR against Rizvi.
“We have filed a complaint and wanted the accused to be dealt with strictly so that no one will be allowed to interfere or make the remarks that would hurt the sentiments of any particular community,” Bhat said while appealing the people to maintain communal harmony as displayed from time to time.
MMU strongly condemns Rizvi for filing plea in SC against some verses of holy Quran
Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), the conglomerate of religious organisations of Jammu and Kashmir strongly condemned the mischievous and malicious agenda of Waseem Rizvi , by filing a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) of India against some verses of the holy Qur'an.
MMU, headed by incarcerated Mirwaiz Mohammed Umar Farooq, chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC), said this move is deliberate , aimed at provoking Muslims and feeding into the agenda of Islamophobes hostile to Islam and full of hatred.
MMU said the holy Qur'an is the final word revealed by Allah Almighty and every single word has and will remain unchanged till the Day of Judgment. The holy scriptures revealed by Allah including the Quran are sacred and it is beyond the power of any human being or agency to change a single word or to make any change(s) to it.
“By such mischief, people like Rizvi seek publicity, and score brownie points to get close to the power corridors, “the statement said."Qur'an does not preach violence or hatred against anyone. It is the fountainhead that promotes humanity, love, unity and harmony “ it said.
MMU appealed to people to not resort to violence over the obnoxiousness of Rizvi, which he and his masters would be anticipating to further their agenda - instead pledge to follow the teachings of the holy Qur'an in letter and spirit.(UNI)