Massive tensions erupted within the metropolis of Kolhapur in Maharashtra on Wednesday, June 7, amid peaceable protest by Hindu organisations towards individuals who posted social media tales praising Aurangzeb and Islamic tyrant Tipu Sultan on the wonderful day when the state celebrated the 350th Rajyabhishek Day of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
The police needed to resort to lathi-charge and tear fuel shells after the peaceable protest organised by a number of Hindu organisations was attacked by Islamists who pelted stones on the protesters. According to the native experiences, the struggle between the 2 teams occurred after the Hindus have been attacked by the miscreants.
“Some organisations had called for a Kolhapur bandh and the members of these organisations gathered at Shivaji Chowk today. After their demonstration ended, the crowd began to disperse but some miscreants started pelting stones, forcing police to use force against these people to disperse them,” Kolhapur Superintendent of Police Mahendra Pandit was quoted as saying.
Following the Islamist assault towards Hindus, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis stated a riot-like scenario was created in Kolhapur due to parts who wish to glorify Aurangzeb.
“Some politicians had been saying that there could be a riot-like situation in the state. Responding to the comments of these leaders, youths of a particular community showcased pictures of Aurangzeb. They also glorified Aurangzeb and Tipu Sultan. It cannot be a mere coincidence. “Why suddenly these images have been displayed in various districts of Maharashtra? It does not happen easily or automatically. As it cannot be a mere coincidence, we will have to dig deeper into this matter,” he stated. “After his statement, some youth there glorified Aurangzeb and Tipu Sultan, and there comes a reaction. Is there a connection between the statement and the incidents? We are conducting a probe into who is glorifying Aurangzeb and who is provoking people to do so. Once the probe is over, I will reveal those things,” he additional stated.
Later talking to reporters in Nagpur, Fadnavis stated instantly Aurangzeb’s “auladein” (progenies) have taken beginning in Maharashtra however the authorities will discover out the individuals accountable for creating the legislation and order scenario. “Displaying Aurangzeb’s photos and keeping a mobile status (on Tipu Sultan); this is creating tension in society. We will find the real culprits who are deliberately disturbing the law and order and defaming the state,” he stated.
Responding to those statements, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi lashed out at Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis in a speech at Hyderabad, Telangana.
“Maharashtra’s Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis said “Aurangzeb ke aulaad”. Do all the pieces? I didn’t know you (Devendra Fadnavis) have been such an knowledgeable. Then name out Godse’s & Apte’s offspring, who’re they?”, says AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on “Where do these sons of Aurangzeb come from…”, he stated.
#WATCH | Hyderabad, Telangana | “Maharashtra’s Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis said “Aurangzeb ke aulaad”. Do you know everything? I didn’t know you (Devendra Fadnavis) were such an expert. Then call out Godse’s & Apte’s offspring, who are they?”, says AIMIM chief Asaduddin… pic.twitter.com/vrnCH7g4eq
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Owaisi primarily took offence to Devendra Fadnavis calling the Islamists who pelted stones at Hindus because the offsprings of tyrant Aurangzeb, who massacred hundreds of thousands of Hindus and transformed a number of extra. Considering that Owaisi took this to be an insult from Devendra Fadnavis, one would think about that Owaisi denounces Aurangzeb as a tyrant who massacred Hindus and is subsequently offended that present Indian Muslims, even those that pelt stones at Hindus and rejoice Aurangzeb have been in comparison with the tyrant.
However, is that really what Owaisi believes and even what Indian Muslims consider?
To perceive the timeless connection between Indian Muslims and Aurangzeb, one doesn’t have to take a look at historical past, historic of up to date. One solely has to know the phrases spoken by one of many foremost representatives of Muslims, a veteran lawyer, a parliamentarian and an Islamic scholar – Asaduddin Owaisi himself.
A debate between senior BJP chief Subramanian Swamy and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi was organised on the Arth Cultural Fest in Delhi on the subject of “Are India’s Constitutional Values Really Under Threat?” The occasion is from 2020 the place the dialogue was moderated by J Sai Deepak. In a 2-minute portion of the dialogue between J Sai Deepak and Asaduddin Owaisi, Owaisi himself admitted that the majority Indian Muslims comply with the college of considered Aurangzeb.
In this dialogue, J Sai Deepak tells Owaisi that all the pieces that pertains to Islam essentially comes from a Book and commentaries that didn’t originate in India. He requested Owaisi if that may be an accurate assertion to make.
Owaisi first denied that assertion. He instantly requested the place Fatwa-e-Alamgiri was written. He then says, “Do you believe that the Islamic law is only Quran and Sunnah? No. It is Quran, it is Sunnah, it is the Fatwas given. Then you have schools of thought – Hanafi, Shafai, Malaki, then you have Fatwa-e-Alamgiri – there are so many books”.
He was then requested by J Sai Deepak what was the premise of those books and these faculties of thought. Then, got here the clincher. He stated, “Majority of Indian Muslims are Hanafi. We follow Fatwa-e-Alamgiri”. When requested what the premise of Fatwa-e-Alamgiri was, Owaisi defeats his personal argument and admits that it was based mostly on the Quran and Sunnah.
While Owaisi received elaborately owned on this phase of the dialogue, that isn’t the aim of this text. Essentially, one must give attention to a selected assertion made by him on this alternate. He stated, “Majority of Indian Muslims are Hanafi. We follow Fatwa-e-Alamgiri”.
It is pertinent to notice that Fatawa-e-Alamgiri is a treatise authored by Aurangzeb whereby he outlines the best type of Sharia for all subcontinental Muslims and non-Muslims as effectively.
In order to compile Fatawa-e-Alamgiri, emperor Aurangzeb gathered 500 consultants in Islamic jurisprudence, 300 from South Asia, 100 from Iraq and 100 from the Hejaz. Shaikh Nizam, a celebrated lawyer from Lahore was appointed the chairman of the fee which might compile the Fatawa-e-Alamgiri. The years-long work of those students resulted in an Islamic code of legislation for South Asia, within the late Mughal Era. It consists of authorized code on private, household, slaves, struggle, property, inter-religious relations, transactions, taxation, financial and different legislation for a spread of doable conditions and their juristic rulings by the faqīh of the time. In truth, it’s documented that the Fatwa-e-Alamgiri even has elaborate directions on how Muslim males can hold and deal with slaves.
The Fatawa-e-Alamgiri (additionally spelt Fatawa al-Alamgiriyya) was compiled within the late seventeenth century, by 500 Muslim students from Medina, Baghdad and within the Indian Subcontinent, in Delhi (India) and Lahore (Pakistan), led by Sheikh Nizam Burhanpuri. It was a artistic utility of Islamic legislation throughout the Hanafi fiqh. It restricted the powers of the Muslim judiciary and the Islamic jurists’ capacity to concern discretionary fatwas.
Essentially, Owaisi has admitted that the majority Indian Muslims, in truth, a majority of them, comply with the college of thought that was established by Aurangzeb. Therefore, if nearly all of Muslims comply with the legislation established by Aurangzeb, it’s sure that Owaisi feels no disgrace whereas being known as the progeny of the Islamic emperor. Therefore, for Owaisi to take offence at being known as the lineage of Aurangzeb is probably just for optics, as a result of it’s evident that “majority Indian Muslims”, per the admission of Owaisi, proudly comply with the non secular legal guidelines laid down by him.