BJP leader Ruby Asif Khan, who has received multiple death threats for worshipping Lord Ganesh at her residence, stepped out of her home to immerse Lord Ganesh's idol with full religious gaiety. She performed immersion of the idol in Narora Ghat. Khan was accompanied by her husband and two sisters.
The BJP leader has been issued a fatwa for installing Lord Ganesh's idol at her residence in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh.
Khan said that she is not scared of the fatwa and threats. Even Fatwa has been issued against her for worshipping the idol.
"I am taking Lord Ganesh's idol for immersion at Narora Ghat. I installed the idol of Lord Ganesh at my residence on August 31. Since then this fatwa has been issued. Maulanas (clerics) are saying that I have become Hindu as I have installed Lord Ganesh's idol. I am receiving threats to boycott me from Islam and to burn my family alive. When I go out, people are calling me Hindu but I am afraid of fatwas and Maulanas. The way I installed the idol in the same way I will immerse with due diligence,” Ruby Asif Khan said as quoted by ANI.
Clerics have issued fatwa against her and made a call to ostracize her from Islam.
Khan further added that she requested district administration for security but till now security has not been provided to her.
“A police constable comes to my house everyday for two or three hours. For today, the Police Station has sent two officers for the security of my family," she added.
She further said she will continue worshipping and installing Lord Ganesh's idol stating that she is not afraid or scared of the fatwas. Earlier, she brought the idol to her residence as her family celebrates all festivals and her family members did not oppose her bringing the idol.
The BJP leader said when she performed a puja at her residence after the foundation stone of the Ram temple was laid, she faced similar action.