ASKING MUSLIMS TO VACATE THEIR HOMES AROUND GORAKHNATH TEMPLE IS CHAUVINISM BY THE YOGI GOVT. AND INSULT ON INDIAN CONSTITUTION
New Delhi, 6th June 2021: Pressurizing the Muslims families near the Goraknath temple by Goraknath District Administration citing security of the temple is nothing but direct attack on the freedom and rights of the Muslims and categorical denial of constitutional rights and pluralistic ideals of the country said Abdul Majeed, National General Secretary of Social Democratic Party of India. This is the latest style of intimidation of Yogi Government of Uttar Pradesh that impacts insecurity to Muslim community and utter humiliation on them. The officials falsely claim that the Muslim families want to leave of their own free will but the families claim that they were pressurized to leave the houses. The local officials were asked them to sign the papers without serving any notice to the residents. Even the SDM (Sub Divisional Magistrate) had asked to vacate the houses unconditionally. Surprisingly, few officials visited the houses, took measurements and asked the residents to sign the papers and orally summoned them to visit the SDM and Tahsildar office. Abdul Majeed condemned this chauvinism and racism by the administration under the behest of Yogi Government. He wonders how can be the Muslim families are a security threat to the temple who are living there since their forefathers. He reiterated that the temple was constructed on the land donated by Nawab Asifuddeen which shows that the people of different religions were living coexisting peaceful life with brotherhood and mutual harmony. Now, the UP BJP government is dividing the people on religion, creating mistrust and enmity in the society only to create polarization for winning upcoming UP assembly election. This shameful act of the UP administration is an insult to our democracy and pluralistic principles of the nation. Abdul Majeed said, the district administration must apologize to the Muslim families, return the papers to them which was taken by pressure and ensure them full security and peaceful living in the area.