We will move SC if Ayodhya verdict against us: Owaisi



Hyderabad: The Muslim community would maintain peace and move the Supreme Court if the verdict in the Ayodhya case, expected Sep 14, does not go in their favour, Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi said here Thursday.

The president of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) is confident that Sep 24 verdict by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court would be in favour of the Muslims.

"If Allah forbid the verdict does not come in our favour we will appeal in the Supreme Court. We have full faith in the Almighty Allah that the verdict will go in our favour," the Hyderabad MP told a huge gathering at Masjid-e-Azizia here.

"We need not celebrate or dance when the court verdict comes. We have to self introspect whether we are doing enough to protect our mosques."

"Temple never existed there. It was a mosque. The Sangh Parivar demolished the mosque in full public view," Owaisi said.

The 16th century Babri Masjid was demolished by radical Hindu activists on Dec 6, 1992 on grounds that it was built on the birthplace of Lord Ram. The long awaited title suit in the case is expected Sep 24.

The Muslim Personal Law Board, the apex body of Indian Muslims, has already declared that Muslims will abide by the court's verdict.

The Hyderabad MP dubbed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) the biggest terrorist organisation of the country.

"The first terrorist of independent India was Nathuram Godse, who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi. The demolition of Babri Masjid is the proof of their terrorism," he said.

Referring to Home Minister P. Chidambaram's use of the term "saffron terror" and the flak that he got for it, Owaisi said he should have openly called it Hindu terrorism.

"When there can be jehadi, Muslim and Islamist terrorists, why can't there be Hindu terrorists. Now you are saying terrorism can't be linked to the religion but you have been doing the same and humiliating us for 15 years."

The London educated barrister referred to the disappearance of 60 trucks carrying 850 tonnes of explosives from a factory in Rajasthan and said it was a matter of serious concern in view of plans by some elements to create disturbances after the Ayodhya verdict.

The Muslim leader stressed that Muslims strongly condemned the 9/11 terror attack, and said the identity of those who planned and carried out the attacks remained a mystery.

Condemning the plans of an American pastor to burn copies of Quran, Owaisi said, "The Florida pastor who plans to burn the Quran on Sep 10 is a fool. He should know that Quran mentions Prophet Eisa (Jesus) by his name, whom the Christians consider son of God, 25 times."

IANS