Criticising the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed after Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat of Bareilly issued a fatwa against him and declared him anti-Islamic, Janata Dal United JD(U) leader Ali Anwar on 19 August said that the former is trying to 'misuse' and 'defame' Islam.
"Of course, it is anti-Islamic, these things are not mentioned in Islam. He is misusing Islam, trying to defame it and things like this will be criticised by all of us," said Anwar.
Speaking about the Kashmir unrest, he questioned PM Narendra Modi's seriousness over the issue. "The PM didn't speak a word or console the children of those killed in Kashmir and has lost their faith through his Independence Day speech. So, by this we get to know that there are some flaws," Anwar stated.
He said the unrest in Kashmir Valley is a matter of great concern, but it seems the government is unwilling to hold serious talks over it.
"Everybody gave their support at the all-party meeting to the government for intensifying efforts to win the hearts of the people of Kashmir and to heal their wounds. Then only will we be able to give a proper answer to Pakistan and their entire conspiracy will be thwarted," he added.
The Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat on 18 August issued a fatwa against Hafiz Saeed, declaring him anti-Islamic and a man with a terrorist ideology.
The fatwa issued by Mohammed Saleem Barelvi, in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, and has asked Muslims to not follow Saeed and his ideologies.
Barelvi, in his letter, had written that Saeed encourages people to kill and undertake terrorist activities and questioned whether such a person has the right to call himself a Muslim.