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I will fast for ‘political demise’ of Modi: Cleric

Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad described Narendra Modi’s fast as a farce and urged Muslims to fast and pray for the Gujarat chief minister’s “political demise” this Friday.

Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad on Monday described Narendra Modi’s fast as a farce and urged Muslims to fast and pray for the Gujarat chief minister’s “political demise” this Friday. Modi’s fast was a sham that no peace-loving person could sympathise with,he said.

“How can a person ask for forgiveness after the killing of hundreds of innocent children and women in his regime? Would we forgive Hitler or Kasab,if they fasted?” he said.

The maulana,who is also a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board,told reporters he did not think courts would ever be able to punish Modi for his role in the 2002 riots. “The police did not act when people in Gujarat were slaughtered. How will the same police collect evidence against their chief minister?” he asked.

Kalbe Jawad said he would fast and pray for Modi’s political eclipse on Friday,and all those who fast with him should break it with him at the Bara Imambara in the old city. “Allah says in the Quran that whatever you wish for gets fulfilled through rozas and namaaz,” he said.

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Asked about UP Chief Minister Mayawati’s letter to the prime minister seeking quotas for Muslims in proportion to their population,he said,“Mayawati should implement such a policy in UP before asking others.”

First published on: 20-09-2011 at 03:55:29 am
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