Lucknow: A group of Muslims, led by noted
Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad has decided to protest
against the visit of US President Barack Obama here on
November 5, alleging the US to be "anti-Muslim".
"Muslims belonging to both Shia and Sunni sects would
oppose the visit of Barack Obama by staging a demonstration at
the Bara Imambara after the Friday prayers", Jawwad, who is
also the member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board told
"Through this, we would also be drawing the attention of
the central government to atrocities being committed by the
US and Israel and request for a change in the national policy
towards these nations as they both are anti-Muslim," Jawwad
"The (Obama) visit would not benefit the country in
any way and linking it with progress is baseless," he added,
criticising the central government for "bowing before the US."
Jawwad said that the recent visit to Iraq had convinced
him that it is the US that has been creating trouble there, as
he came to know there was "no problem" from the areas from
where the US forces have already departed.