Imam`s comments against AIMPLB `irresponsible`: Azam Khan
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 04, 2010, 19:14
Rampur: Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan alleged that Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid was making "irresponsible" comments against All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and said he was targetting the body like a political group.

"AIMPLB is a representative body of Muslims and to treat and criticise that like a petty political outfit was condemnable," Khan said in a statement here last night, asking the religious leader to refrain from issuing "Ghair Jimmevarana Bayanat" (irresponsible statements).

On Tuesday, Imam had said in Gorakhpur, "AIMPLB is not performing its responsibilities and duties sincerely".

Reacting to the statement, Khan said, it was undesirable for Imam to opine in bad taste on Muslims? 'Sharia Mamlaat' (religious issues).

Quoting Imam, he accepted that Muslims were treated like political sandwiches, but said, "besides politicians, who are responsible for the pitiable conditions of Muslims, there are also persons who conspire to keep their 'masnads' (positions) intact by exploiting religious and political establishments.

"Persons like him (Imam) have agendas to project themselves as religious-cum-political leaders," Khan alleged and said Imam's statement would weaken the AIMPLB.


First Published: Thursday, March 04, 2010, 19:14

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