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Shia Waqf Board chairman Rizvi moves SC against 'unislamic' flags hoisting

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Shia Board today moved the seeking a ban on hoisting of green flags with crescent and star at buildings and religious places, terming it "un-Islamic" and resembling the flags of a Pakistani political party.

Syed Waseem Rizvi, the of Central Board of Waqfs, claimed in his plea that during his visit to and other places in the country, he saw flags on several buildings and religious structures, which were allegedly a cause of tension between Hindu and Muslim communities.

The plea alleged that the flags hoisted resembled the flags of the Muslim League, which belongs to the "enemy country".

It claimed that the crescent star flags in green colour owes its origins to the erstwhile political party, Muslim League, founded by and in 1906, but in the present day, it was being used by Indian Muslims who were treating it as an Islamic

Such flags are being hoisted in Muslim-dominated areas with "utmost impunity", the plea said, claiming that the crescent and star in a green backdrop have never been part of any Islamic practice and does not have any role or significance in

It said that Pakistan, as an "enemy country", has been responsible for a series of terror attacks on our country and promoting and propagating cross border terrorism. "Our country remains vulnerable to the hidden attacks by the agencies through their militant network which is very active in our country", he claimed.

"Hoisting of enemy flags by persons under wrong belief that it is a religious flag, require immediate attention of the government agencies," it claimed.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 21:00 IST