Hyderabad, Feb 12: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has called for social boycott of a former executive member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Maulana Salman Hussain Nadvi for suggesting shifting of Babri Masjid from the disputed site in Ayodhya. Owaisi also alleged that Maulana Salman Hussaini Nadvi is acting at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to create a rift in AIMPLB.

Maulana Salman Hussain Nadvi was removed from the AIMPLB on Sunday for mooting a proposal to handover the land of demolished Babri Masjid in Ayodhya for construction of Ram Mandir. “Some people are dancing at the tune of Modi,” said Asaduddin Owaisi without naming Nadvi. “He (Nadvi) is saying that his proposal is to ensure peace and unity in the country. Should we also give up Masjid-e-Aqsa (Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem) for unity in Arab,” asked Owaisi.

The Hyderabad MP on Sunday launched a bitter attack on Maulana Nadvi for going against the board’s stand that there can be no compromise on Babri Masjid. He also alleged that Nadvi had also given a fatwa in support of terror group ISIS or Islamic State, which is responsible for the massacre of Muslims in Syria, Iraq and other countries. “Modi you are giving political patronage to those who had given fatwa in favour of ISIS,” said Owaisi.

The AIMIM chief claimed that Maulana Nadvi was one of the clerics who signed a ‘fatwa’ in 2001 that a mosque remains a mosque for eternity and hence Muslims can’t give up Babri Masjid. He said the prime minister and those dancing at his tunes will not succeed in their attempts as the board is a symbol of Indian Muslims and united platform of all Islamic schools of thought.