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Owaisi slams Shia Waqf Board chief over Madrassa remark

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

has hit out at Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi, who recently wrote to the seeking shutting down Madrassas, alleging these Muslim seminaries encouraged students to join

Terming Rizvi's remarks as "reckless" and calling him a "joker and bufoon", Owaisi demanded that he tell where Madrassas urged pupils to join terror outfits.

"Mr Waseem is the biggest joker, the most opportunistic person. He has sold his soul to the and I challenge this buffoon and joker to show one Shia or Sunni or any other Madrassa wherein such teachings are imparted.

"This man is talking in a very reckless and general way. If he has the proof, he should show it and go to the home minister. If not, he should keep quiet and apologise to the whole nation," Owaisi said.

He alleged that Muslim minorities are already under attack.

"Such sort of general statements are not good for the nation. As it is, day in and day out, Muslims are being targeted under the garb of cow (protection) or by vigilantes or nationalism," Owaisi, member from Hyderabad, said.

The recently urged Prime Minister to shut down Madrassas, alleging that imparted in these Islamic schools encourages students to join terrorist ranks.

In a letter to the prime minister, demanded that Madrassas be replaced by schools affiliated to the CBSE or ICSE with an optional subject of Islamic

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 22:45 IST