Muslim groups to KCR: Scrap Narasimha Rao Centenary Events

HYDERABAD: An umbrella crowd of different Muslim organisations in Telangana (TL) has requested the state govt to withdraw its call to celebrate birth centenary celebrations of previous PM P. V. Narasimha Rao, informing the move has wound the feelings of the Muslim society.

United Muslim Forum (UMF) stated that CM K. Chandrashekhar Rao‘s move to organize year-long programs to celebrate the centenary had wound the feelings of those sections of citizens who believe in secularism, & specially Muslims.

UMF is headed by Moulana Raheemduddin Ansari, who’s the chairman of Telangana (TL) Urdu Academy, a govt body.

The crowd is close to All India(In) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), a friendly party of Chandrashekhar Rao’s Telangana (TL) Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

Although AIMIM is also part of UMF, the announcement released by this body didn’t carry the name of any party leader. The clerics & different prominent citizens who released the announcement are discussed close to AIMIM chief & Hyderabad(Hyd) MP Asaduddin Owaisi.

AIMIM’s critics have questioned Owaisi’s silence over the centenary celebrations initiated by CM KCR, as the CM is widely well-known, on Sun.

The Hyderabad(Hyd) MP has friendly ties with CM KCR & was a nice supporter of the latter’s secular outlook. Owaisi’s party, UMF & different Muslim teams backed TRS in 2018 Assembly elections & the previous year’s Lok Sabha polls.

UMF pointed out that it has been throughout Narasimha Rao’s regime that Babri Masjid has been demolished, causing massive damage to the nation’s secular fabric.

“Narasimha Rao awhile being in Congress executed the agenda of Sangh Parivar,” it stated & reminded CM KCR that hundreds of Muslims have been died within the post-demolition riots & Muslims teenager have been jailed under black laws like TADA & tortured.

UMF stated CM KCR’s sympathies with Narasimha Rao & the move to organise centenary celebrations created unease amongst the secular enforces, specially minorities.

The Muslim chiefs advised the CM to quash Narasimha Rao’s centenary celebrations & instead target on including spread of COVID-19-19 within the state.

Meantime, Jamaat-e-Islami has also resisted the TRS govt’s move to organize centenary celebrations & termed this as a load on people exchequer & waste of time.

Jamaat’s Telangana (TL) unit chief Mohammed Hamed Khan stated in a time when COVID-19-19 has been spreading fast & citizens have been worried over lack of proper health-care facilities & infra-structure, the TRS govt has been wasting people amount, time & energy on birth centenary celebrations of Narasimha Rao.

Khan reminded CM KCR that it has been throughout Narasimha Rao’s rule that India(In) seen the biggest tragedy of demolition of Bbari Masjid. He informed the CM that centenary celebrations would re-open the injuries of Muslims. He also pointed out that it has been because of Narasimha Rao’s condemnable actions that his own own party Congress dumped him.