Asaduddin Owaisi also called for social boycott of those calling for giving up Babri Masjid.
Hyderabad: In a veiled reference to Maulana Syed Salman Hussain Nadvi, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday alleged that few people are working on the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to create a rift in All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).
"Some people are dancing to the tune of Modi," said Owaisi without naming Nadvi, who was removed from the Muslim law body on Sunday for his proposal to handover the land of demolished Babri Masjid in Ayodhya for construction of Ram temple.
Hyderabad MP further called for social boycott of those calling for giving up Babri Masjid.
"He (Nadvi) is saying that his proposal is to ensure peace and unity in the country. Should we also give up Masjid-e-Aqsa (Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem) for unity in Arab?" asked Owaisi.
Addressing a public meeting organised by the board at the end of its three-day plenary, Owaisi criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for interfering in Muslim personal law and reiterated that AIMPLB will not compromise on the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid land dispute and will fight it in Supreme Court.
"We believe in the constitution and we have faith in the Hon'ble Supreme Court regarding the Babri Masjid issue," the lawmaker added.
Owaisi further said that Nadvi was one of the clerics who signed a 'fatwa' in 2001 that a mosque remains a mosque for eternity and hence Muslims can't give up Babri Masjid.
He also alleged that Nadvi had also given a fatwa in support of terror group ISIS, which is responsible for massacre of Muslims in Syria, Iraq and other countries.
"Modi, you are giving political patronage to those who had given fatwa in favour of IS," said AIMIM chief.
Owaisi also criticised the central government on Triple Talaq Bill and termed it an attack on sharia.