Known for making controversial statements, the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi appears to have come up with another one.
This time he has been reported to have said that Muslims who are against building Ram temple in Ayodhya “must go to Pakistan and Bangladesh”.
It is said that Rizvi offered Friday prayers at the disputed site in Ayodhya and also met the chief priest of the Ram Janambhoomi Acharya Satyendra Das.
It need be mentioned that the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute from February 8.
Rizvi alleged that fundamentalist Muslim clerics are trying to destroy the country and they must migrate to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The statement attracted reactions as well as many of the Shia clerics demanded his arrest for attempting to vitiate the atmosphere.