Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference headed Syed Ali Shah Geelani Fridaysaid Congress party is communal in the disguise of secularism and is equally ‘anti-Muslim’ like the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
Reacting to the India media reports that claimed former Prime Minister of India, P V Narsimha Rao – who was associated with Congress – along with BJP leader LK Advani and other Sangh leaders were aware about the ‘planned demolition’ of historic Babri Masjid, the Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar told GNS: “From the day one, we were saying that Congress was also involved in Babri Masjid demolition along with other Sanghis.” Akbar said Congress tried to hide the reality but it failed to do so.
“The Congress party is wearing RSS knickers. It is anti-Muslim party like BJP. They are same and have no difference. It is absolutely wrong that Congress is a secular party,” he said.
The Hurriyat spokesman alleged that Muslims in India are being treated as ‘second class citizens’. “Indian Muslims are being treated as second class citizens. Neither Congress nor BJP have done anything good for them. They remember Muslims at the time of election,” he said.
Hitting out at BJP Prime Ministerial candidate, Akbar said: “It would be dangerous for Indian Muslims if Modi becomes Prime Minister as his nomination is part of RSS’s plan. His role has always been anti-Muslim and Gujarat riots are best example.”
He said that it is unfortunate that Indian Muslims have failed in producing their own leadership. “They should have their own leadership which could have safeguarded their interests and identity but unfortunately they failed.” (GNS)