Minorities Chairman says Muslims should respect religious sentiments of Hindus

Hyderabad: Condemning the violent attacks on minorities by cow vigilantes and speaking about religious sentiments and cultures in the nation, Minorities Chairman Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi said Muslims should respect religious beliefs of other majority community.

Mr Rizvi was at the seminar speaking on safeguarding rights of minorities organized by the Madina Education Centre.

Recalling the violent attacks and the Lynching of Junaid, Mr Rizvi said the incident was an ‘unfortunate’ one and that there had been few incidents where in the minorities were attacked.

80 percent of majority population regards ‘cow’ as sacred and their beliefs should be respected accordingly said Mr. Rizvi adding, “Unfortunately, some criminals are using it as an excuse to create trouble”.

Suo Moto cases have been registered and notices have been issued to Director General Of Police and Chief Secretaries of all states regarding the violent attacks against the minorities by the Minorities Commission.

“Our teams had visited the states and interacted with the families of the victims and asked the officials concerned to take necessary action against the culprits,” Mr Rizvi said.

Telangana State has been asked to set up State Minorities Commission and the officials have been asked to take necessary action against the offenders by the Minority Commission according to Mr. Rizvi.

“The Commission has written to the Union government to give it judicial powers like those vested with the SC and ST communities” he added.