‘Not wearing bangles’: Another AIMIM leader threatens to disrupt peace
Mufti Mohammad Ismail said, “An incident of firing took place in city, why was no FIR registered? If it comes to us, then Police department should note that if we know to maintain peace then we also know how peace would go away.”
New Delhi: Asaduddin Owaisi-led All-Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leaders are at it again. After Waris Pathan controversial ‘15 crore vs 100 crore’ remarks, another party leader Mufti Mohammed Ismail has stoked controversy with his objectionable remarks.
In a video, the AIMIM MLA can be heard saying that if Muslims know to maintain peace, they also know how to take it away.
#WATCH Mufti Mohd Ismail,AIMIM MLA in Malegaon: …An incident of firing took place in city,why was no FIR registered?…If it comes to us then dept(Police dept)should note that if we know to maintain peace,we also know how peace would go away. We aren’t wearing bangles.” (29.02) pic.twitter.com/TDlu0SgHxe
— ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2020
While addressing a public gathering in Maharashtra’s Malegaon on February 29, Mufti Mohammad Ismail, said, “An incident of firing took place in city, why was no FIR registered? If it comes to us, then Police department should note that if we know to maintain peace then we also know how peace would go away.”
“We are not wearing bangles,” he added.
Clarification after stoking controversy
After receiving flak over his objectionable comments, the MLA from Malegaon clarified that his statement on the police was limited to the context of his city.
“I said it in the context of my city. It is not connected with Maharashtra or India. Firing which our people are being subjected to (at AIMIM’s Rizwan Khan’s house), in this context I said we help the police department in maintaining peace. If we stop that then peace would be disrupted,” Ismail said.
A shooting incident took place near AIMIM functionary Prof Rizwan Khan Amanulla’s house, few days ago. Police had on Sunday arrested two suspects in connection with the crime.
‘15 crore can overpower 100 crore’
Addressing a rally in presence of Asaduddin Owaisi, the AIMIM leader Waris Pathan had said that “15 crore Muslims can overpower over 100 crore Hindus in the country”. He had said that if they (the community) are not given freedom, they will have to snatch it.
Massive backlash followed his hateful remarks, as he was criticised from all quarters and forced to follow it up with an apology.
“My statement is being twisted to target and defame me and my party due to a political conspiracy. However, I take back my words if they hurt anyone and apologise for the same,” Pathan said.