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Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind stages protests outside Kolkata's Tipu Sultan Mosque

ANI  |  (Kolkata) West Bengal [India] 

Activists of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on Saturday staged a protest outside the Tipu Sultan Masjid here against Maulana Nurur Rehman Imam Barkati.

The protests was against the Imam's controversial statement that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was one which helped the British when the East Company was ruling

"The is supported by the The has worked for the British, they were their informers. Due to them, a number of freedom fighters were killed. The has not left a stone unturned to make a slave.

Due to the RSS, India was divided into two parts," Barkati had told ANI earlier on Wednesday.

Barkati also accused the RSS of being behind the 2002 riots.

"We will first try to make Muslims understand to leave the RSS, if they will not then we would boycott them. The is not concerned about Muslims at all," he said.

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First Published: Sat, May 13 2017. 21:08 IST