Vijayapura: Severely condemning the Udaipur chilling murder incident, Islamic cleric and functionary of Jamat-e-Islam Hind Sayed Tanveer Hashmi has stated that the incident is completely against the Islam and humanity.
It may be noted that two Muslim youth of Udaipur allegedly murdered a Hindu man for reportedly supporting BJP Former Leader, Nupur Sharma who had used derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed. Erupting anger over the support shown, the two Muslim youth allegedly hacked the man to death in a broad daylight at Udaipur. Following which, the situation turned tense in Rajasthan and the police had to clamp section 144 to prevent the matter from escalating.
Expressing anguish over the incident, Hashmi in a release here, stated that it is not the teaching of Islam to kill a person if one dislikes the statement. Making it amply clear that Muslims will never tolerate any kind of disrespect or insult to the Prophet but it certainly does not mean that the Muslims should avenge it by killing, he stated, “India is a country which is ruled by the law, and the law must be respected by all citizens. No one has the right to insult the religious leaders of any religion but if someone does it, the matter should be dealt with legally and not by taking law into their hands. No doubt Nupur Sharma has grievously hurt the sentiments of Muslims across the globe by talking ill about the Prophet but Muslims in India should adopt the legal route to fight such blasphemy,” he averred.
Cautioning the Muslim youth that situation is already against the Muslims in India as many rightwing elements, joined by a section of Media are not leaving any opportunity to target Muslims, he expressed that Udaipur incident will only give arms to such people to further target Muslims. Hashmi stated that Muslim youth should behave with extreme cautiousness and not become prey into the hands of such elements who are making efforts to instigate violence against the entire community.
Appealing to the Muslims to respect the law and work within the frameworks of the law for any act of blasphemy, Hashmi urged the Muslims to maintain peace and also strongly condemn the Udaipur incident.