Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi has called the Supreme Court judgement on Ayodhya dispute “a decision made on the basis of faith and not facts.”
However, Qureshi also added that since the decision has been pronounced by the Supreme Court, it should be respected.
He said that the review petition filed by the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind, or the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) should be opposed by the Muslims and even the Hindus should not raise other issues like Kashi and Mathura, only then the communal harmony and brotherhood can remain intact in the country.
Answering a question, Aziz Qureshi said that removing Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir was a good decision and should be supported, but the way it was implemented, was wrong. “The people and the political parties of the state should have been taken into confidence before any action,” said Aziz Qureshi.
Speaking on Maharashtra issue, Qureshi said, “Democracy was murdered in Maharashtra. People sitting on constitutional posts committed unspeakable acts in the dead of night at the behest of the Central government. This was wrong and it not only defamed the BJP, but even the country. At present, a new sun has risen over Maharashtra and the government in the state will run its full term under Chief Minister Udhhav Thackrey.”
Criticizing the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, Qureshi also said, “The Yogi Adityanath government closed down slaughter houses in the entire state, while new ones were not established. The small and medium meat businessmen were forced into unemployment as the meat shops in small localities were closed down, while meat exporters are enjoying as non-muslims are also connected with the meat export business.”
He also raked up the issue of former minister Azam Khan. “The UP government is harassing Azam Khan on the issue of Jauhar University Rampur, while the university had been established by his signature lawfully, when he was the UP governor. The governors before him had stayed away from this university as they feared that it was disputed, when the foundation for the University had been laid in the Mulayam Singh Yadav government.”