Wasim Rizvi seeks a ban on Muslim flag resembling Pakistani flag

New Delhi: The UP Shia Central Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a ban on the green-white flag with half-moon and star emblem, similar to the national flag of Pakistan. He claimed that the flag has nothing to do with Islam as has been wrongly portrayed by few Muslim clerics. Asserting that the flag is a source of communal tension and discord between members of the two communities as it closely resembles with the national flag of Pakistan, he has sought a ban on it.

Rizvi had recently drawn flak from Muslim community for his efforts to settle the Ayodhya imbroglio out of court by handing over the disputed land to Hindus and construct the masjid in Muslim dominated locality of Lucknow.

Rizvi was also slammed by the Muslims when he had sought a ban on madrasas dubbing them a breeding ground for terrorists.