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Watch video: Karnataka Muslim cleric triggers a row saying 'cows will be slaughtered on Bakrid'; Javed Akhtar seeks arrest

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 June 2018, 17:14 IST

The Karnataka Muslim cleric triggered a row by making controversial comments on cows will be slaughtered during Bakrid after which lyricist Javed Akhtar on Thursday sought immediate arrest of him. The Urdu poet, Akhtar said the comment was “irresponsible and outrageous.” In the presence of Health and Family Welfare Minister Shivanand Patil during his sermons on the occasion of Ramzan prayer at Vijayapura in north Karnataka, the cleric, Tanveer Peera Hashim, had made the purported remarks. IMeanwhile, cow slaughtering is ban in Karnataka.

“Let me bring to your notice, in two months time there will be Bakrid. In the name of a cow, this satan (devil) will do a mischief. I am telling you (the minister) this beforehand so as to ensure that with the cow another sacrifice does not happen,” Hashim said in his speech in Urdu.

“Secularism doesn’t mean ignoring or tolerating minority communalism. This irresponsible and outrageous cleric Tanveer Hashim should immediately be arrested for trying to create communal tension in Bengaluru,” Akhtar tweeted.

Meanwhile, BJP Spokesperson S Prakash has condemned Hashim’s remark and demanded action against him. “Both JD(S) and Congress call themselves secularists. Why are they silent? When the government can book a case against Basavaraj Patil Yatnal, why not the cleric? Why these double standards? It is certainly questionable,” he said.


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First published: 20 June 2018, 17:12 IST
 
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