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Waseem Rizvi announces new political party

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Shia Waqf Bard on Monday announced a new political party, Indian Shia (ISAL), and said it aims to safeguard the interests of Shia community and also work for social harmony.

also supported construction of at Ayodhya and said that mosque could be constructed at some other place.

"We want to build a good Hindu-Muslim relationship," he said.

Waseem said ISAL will fight the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and ally with parties supporting its agenda.

He alleged that the Shia community has been deprived of benefits of government schemes under a conspiracy.

"It constitutes about 20 per cent of the Muslim population and has been exploited by fundamentalist section of the Muslim minority," he said.

He alleged that benefits under the government schemes, meant for the minorities, were largely reaped by the Sunni community.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 23:56 IST