New Delhi: The National Commission of Minorities (NCM) has slammed Zafarul Islam, the chief of the Delhi Minorities Commission, over his controversial post about the persecution of Muslims in India. NCM chairman Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi said that Muslims in India are happy and there’s no Islamophobia in the country.
Speaking exclusively to IANS, Rizvi said, “He should not have made such comments. The language is threatening. People belonging to all faiths live in this country peacefully. An Arab country has bestowed our prime minister Narendra Modi with the highest honour, the ‘Order of Zayed’.”
Rizvi termed the remarks made by Zafarul Islam as childish and absurd and demanded action against him from the Delhi government.
“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... 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.”
Delhi BJP leader Kapil Mishra has also slammed Zafarul Islam for his controversial post. “He should be removed from the post of chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission immediately. He supports Zakir Naik. Such a person with bigoted mind has no right to be on that chair,” said Mishra. (IANS)