Popular Front Chairman E Abubacker in a statement took strong exception to the FIR lodged by The Hazratganj police against All India Muslim Personal Law Board spokesperson Maulana Sajjad Nomani alleging sedition. He rubbished the accusations made by UP Shia Waqf Board Chairman, Waseem Rizvi against Maulana.
Maulana Nomani is known for his integrity and commitment to the constitutional values and has never spoken against any religion or community. At the same time, he has been a vocal critic of Sangh Pariwar’s divisive politics. Criticizing RSS and its ideology of hatred is not criticizing a community. It seems that Mr. Rizvi working as a tool of RSS and taking his cue from Sangh Pariwar in their plan to intimidate Muslim leaders criticizing RSS into silence. This FIR is detrimental to the freedom of expression guaranteed by the constitution. We express our solidarity with Maulana Nomani. RSS has to stop using individuals like Rizvi to defame Muslim leaders.