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Azam Khan is a 'deshdrohi' and should be sacked, says Shiv Sena

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 October 2015, 11:26 IST

The Shiv Sena, in its mouthpiece Saamana, criticised Uttar Pradesh minister and Samajwadi Party's Muslim face Azam Khan for writing a letter to the United Nations against the Centre and raising the issue of pathetic living conditions of Muslims in India. The Shiv Sena also claimed the the Uttar Pradesh government was responsible for the Dadri violence.

In the Saamana editorial, the Uddhav Thackeray-led outfit termed Khan a "deshdrohi" (traitor) for his actions and said that SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav should sack Khan for his move.

On 5 October, Khan wrote to the UN seeking justice for the Dadri incident and sought intervention for the treatment of Muslims in India. Khan had also sought time from United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to register his complaint against the BJP-led NDA government.

He stated that he would reconsider meeting the UN secretary general if Prime Minister Narendra Modi assures him that Muslims would be protected in India.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi said, "Azam has committed a blunder by taking up India's internal issue with the UN. It is supposed to be solved within the country."

First published: 7 October 2015, 11:26 IST