Congress general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Digvijay Singh is a darling of many Muslims as he is known to take anti-BJP stand. However, his recent tweet on Muslim religious schools (madarsa) did not go down well with some Muslims who slapped a case against him. Following complaint by Hyderabad-based Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT), police have registered a case against Singh, reported Mumbai Mirror.
It all began on February 22, when Singh tweeted: “Is there a difference between Madarsas and Saraswati Sishu Mandir schools run by RSS? I don’t think so. Both spread hatred.”
The post deeply upset the Muslim community and some political leaders. Replying to the post, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) party president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi had tweeted: “I Hope JUH (Jamait-Ulama-I-Hind), Mashaik Ulema, AIMPLB (All India Muslim Personal Law Board), JIH (Jamaat-e-Islami Hind) take note of this hatred.”
It is another story that nobody took note of it save MBT) party spokesperson Amjed Ullah Khan. “Comparing the Madarsas with Bal Shishu Mandir run by the RSS organisation in the country points out to his lack of knowledge about the history and existence of the Madarsas,” Khan said.
“We have registered a case and the investigation is on,” Dabeerpura police inspector B Venkanna Naik told Mirror.