MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday described a picture posted by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Twitter, showing his (Owaisi’s) half face with the other half of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as an insult to Muslims.
Owaisi said the Congress leader had insulted all Muslims by showing a bearded Muslim wearing a skull cap with the RSS leader.
“The two perpetrators of religious fanaticism who are destroying social fabric of this country,” tweeted Digvijaya Singh while posting the image, which he said was sent by a friend.
The Hyderabad MP termed this action of the Congress general secretary as communal. “My picture has no importance but you are insulting Muslims through this action,” the MIM leader said.
Owaisi wanted to know if social fabric was not damaged by several communal riots that occurred during Congress rule.
“Was it not your party which was in power when Muslims were massacred in Bhagalpur in Bihar and in Assam, and when idols were placed in Babri Masjid, the lock of the mosque was opened and when the mosque was demolished?” Owaisi asked.
He pointed out that it was under Congress rule that Mumbai witnessed riots in December 1992 and January 1993, and it was the same party which failed to act on the Srikrishna Commission’s report.
“Yakub Memon was betrayed by your party’s government but you are now shedding crocodile tears,” said Owaisi, referring to the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict who was hanged.
He claimed that the MIM was the only party seriously taking on the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Telangana and the rest of the country.
“You invite Narendra Modi to marriages of your children. Post those pictures as well,” he added.
Owaisi said secularism in the country would be strengthened when Muslims and Dalits get their rights in education, employment, housing and other sectors.