A day after the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) asserted that Kuwait does not support interference in India’s internal affairs, Delhi Minorities Commission chairman Zafarul Islam Khan on Tuesday made a contrary and extremely provocative post on social media.
He went on to assert that Indian Muslims enjoy huge goodwill among Arab nations and warned the ‘Hindutva bigots’ of an ‘avalanche’.
In a social media post on April 28, Khan said, “Thank you Kuwait for standing with the Indian Muslims! The Hindutva bigots calculated that given the huge economic stakes involved the Muslim and Arab world will not care about the persecution of Muslims in India.”
He further said that the “bigots forgot that Indian Muslims enjoy huge goodwill in the eyes of the Arab and Muslim world” for their services over centuries to Islamic causes, excellence in Islamic and Arabic scholarship, cultural and civilisational gifts to world heritage.
The DMC chairman also counted names like Shah Waliullah Dehlavi, Iqbal, Abul Hasan Nadwi, Wahiduddin Khan and Zakir Naik, who – according to him – are “respected household names in the Arab and Muslim world.”
He further warned that Indian Muslims were not complaining to the Arab and Muslim world about the hate campaigns and lynchings and riots. However, the day they will be “pushed” to do that, it will follow an “avalanche” for people who he termed as “bigots”.
“Mind you, bigots, Indian Muslims have opted until now not to complain to the Arab and Muslim world about your hate campaigns and lynchings and riots. The day they are pushed to do that, bigots will face an avalanche,” Khan added to the post.
Meanwhile National Commission of Minorities Chairman Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi on Wednesday slammed Delhi Minorities Commission chief Zafarul Islam over his comments about the persecution of Muslims in India. Rizvi categorically stated that Muslims in India are happy and there’s no Islamophobia in the country.
“Muslim consider India as heaven,” the National Commission of Minorities chairman asserted.
Rizvi said that Zafarul Islam’s comments “is an attempt to tarnish the country’s image.”
“I think he (Zafarul Islam) has forgotten that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was bestowed with the ‘Order of Zayed’, the United Arab Emirates’ highest civilian award, the National Commission of Minorities Chairman said.