The All India Imams Council, an organisation of Islamic clerics affiliated to the radical Islamist outfit Popular Front of India, has threatened to deracinate idols in the Sri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, which is under construction as per the Supreme Court verdict. They also threatened that they would convert the Shri Ram temple into Kaaba. The hate speech, intended to incite communal violence, was made during a march to the Office of the Accountant General in Thiruvananthapuram.
The march was organised in protest against the CBI special court verdict, acquitting 32 persons who were accused of conspiracy in the demolition of the disputed structure in Ayodhya. The video of the march and hate speech has gone viral on social media.
Addressing the march, the state vice-president of the Imam’s Council Fatehuddin Rashadi threatened that arrangements would be made to deliver khutbah speech in the Ram temple. He also threatened to seize the Ram Janmabhoomi, destroy the idols and perform khutbah there. He assured the frenzied mob that they would organise namaz after transforming temple into a mosque.
“Kaaba is evidence for this. If it happened in Kaaba where over 3000 idols were deracinated, the same can happen in Ayodhya also. All those idols were thrown away and Kaaba became the home of Allah overnight,” the speaker said, adding that the same would happen in Ayodhya also.