Batla House terrorists should be given martyr status : Maulana Tauqeer’s anti-National howl
On 19th January, Maulana Tauqeer Raza said that the terrorists killed in the Batla House encounter should be called ‘martyrs’. He said that the Congress party had promised a probe into the case after coming to power in 2009. “They didn’t do it. Muslims will never forget this”, he said.
Maulana Tauqeer Raza who extended his support to the Congress party ahead of the UP Assembly Elections 2022, revealed that he had long-standing problems with the Congress party and that he had supported it in 2009 only for the Batla house case probe.
#WATCH| Congress had said to me that they would probe Batla House encounter if their govt is formed in 2009. Had there been a probe,world would have known those killed as terrorists should be given martyr status: Ittihad-e-Millat Council party chief Maulana Tauqeer R Khan (18.01) pic.twitter.com/kbZb2rK6Tf
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) January 19, 2022
He also claimed that the Police then had killed its own officers and the innocent Muslims were unnecessarily put to death. He blamed Congress for hurting the sentiments of 20 crore Muslims by not taking action against the Police then.
This is just a day after Maulana Tauqeer Raza said that he feels only Congress can ensure the development of the Muslims. In a press conference with UP Congress chief Ajay Lallu, he said that only Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were ‘secular’ leaders.
Congress had allied with Maulana Tauqeer Raza in 2009 despite his habits of issuing threats to anyone he thought was insulting Islam. The party had in 2009 announced that the All India Ittihad-e-Millat Council has agreed to support Congress in the Lok Sabha elections, and in return, the council would have a seat-sharing arrangement with the Congress in 2012 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
It is notable that Congress party Chief Sonia Gandhi was upset about the death of terrorists in the Batla House. In one of his rallies during the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid had said that Sonia Gandhi had cried bitterly after seeing the images of the slain terrorists.
“When we showed Sonia Gandhi the images of the ‘incident’, she started crying bitterly, and with folded hands, she said please do not show me these pictures. Immediately go and speak to the Wazir-e-Azam (Dr Manmohan Singh) and discuss the matter. I talked to the PM and it was decided that the matter will be further investigated”, Khurshid had said.