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Modi told: Reach out to Muslims, dispel fear they won't be sent to detention camps

By Our Representative
Firoz Bakht Ahmed, chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad, has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that "Muslims of India need a reassurance from you that they are not going to be deposed or stuffed into detention camps with the deprivation of their assets."
In his letter to Modi, Ahmed, who is grandnephew of Maulana Azad and is known to be at loggerheads with the mainstream administration of MANUU, said, he should "lead" a team with his "trusted guards to have a word with the community that they should not worry" about their "safe future in India".
Dubbed as RSS and Modi plant in MANUU by his critics, Ahmed, who lives in the vicinity of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, which has seen huge protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) followed by violent police clampdown, said, Muslims "should go back to their homes and offices".
Offering his "24x7x365" services and seeking appointment for the same with Modi, the letter claimed, the Muslim protests against CAA and NRC are owing to "misinformed and misdirected" propaganda by opposition parties and individuals with vested interests.
The result is "Muslims are scared of the CAA, NRC and the National Population Register (NPR), said the letter, adding, "The country’s largest minority is cajoled and beleaguered owing to vote bank politics of the opposition conglomerate."
Muslims "think" that their "only fate is detention camps or ouster from the nation", the letter says, telling Modi that he has been "so well-meaning to the Muslims of India", one reason why he must "tell them that only illegal infiltrators and immigrants are going to be affected irrespective of their religious affiliation."
Interestingly, major protests broke out against CAA and NRC in MANUU last month in protest against Ahmed's statement on official university letterhead saying “CAA and NRC aren’t against Muslims”. In his statement, Ahmed had said, some people with "vested interest" were trying to vitiate the peaceful and harmonious fabric of India by frightening the Muslim community.

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