Mumbai: In what could kick up a recent storm, Akbaruddin Owaisi, the controversial chief of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) paid his respects on the tomb of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb at Khuldabad close to Aurangabad on Thursday.
Each the Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have cried foul at his go to to the tomb.
Owaisi, who’s a member of the Telangana legislative meeting from Chandrayangutta in Hyderabad, visited the tomb with Imtiaz Jaleel, who’s the AIMIM MP from Aurangabad and former MLA Waris Pathan.
“There are various dargahs of non secular leaders at Khuldabad… anybody coming to Khuldabad involves the mazaar (resting place) of Aurangzeb. There isn’t a have to interpret this in another way,” Jaleel stated later.
Talking at a public assembly in Aurangabad later, Owaisi stated that even at present, the world remembered Mughal emperors like Akbar and Babur. He added that experiences of commissions and committees appointed by governments like these underneath Rajendra Sachar, Amitabh Kundu, and Mehmood-ur-Rehman had pointed to the backwardness of Muslims.
Shiv Sena chief and former Lok Sabha MP Chandrakant Khair stated that AIMIM chief Akbaruddin Owaisi’s go to to Aurangzeb’s tomb was a transfer to ignite communal tensions within the state. “No one visits the burial web site of Aurangzeb now, not even Muslims. However he purposely went there as he needed to create tensions between Hindus and Muslims. We won’t permit this,” Khair stated.
Khair, who was defeated by AIMIM’s Jaleel within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, stated Aurangzeb was a “merciless man”, and such acts would disrupt the environment within the delicate metropolis in Marathwada. “AIMIM’s actions are like Aurangzeb, and subsequently I want to inform the folks of Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad) and Marathwada that the Hyderabad bases social gathering needs to unfold its base right here to create a rift between the communities. Such ways are occurring to polarize voters. However the matured Muslim group is aware of how they’re dividing folks,” Khair stated.
MNS spokesperson Avinash Abhyankar stated, “This solely reveals the ideology they subscribe to.”