NEW DELHI: Ajmer Sharif Dargah’s Khadim Syed Sarwar Chishti, who threatened a movement that would “shake India” following the Nupur Sharma row, is once again in controversy.
An old video has surfaced online showing the religious leader meeting with members of Islamic extremist outfits Popular Front of India and its political wing Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) inside the shrine.
Following the controversial statement of now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Mohammed, Chishti had said that he would begin a movement that would “shake India”.
Amid the heightened tensions after the Udaipur killing, he was seen in a viral video earlier inciting a group of Muslims, saying that Muslims had ruled India for hundreds of years. Opposing the renaming of several government properties and places in several BJP-ruled states, he had said that such activities will only force the Muslim community to aim to rule the country again.
Not just Chishti who is the secretary of the Anjuman Committee, but many of his family members are also accused of making derogatory remarks against Hindu gods.
His son Aadil Chishti also made highly objectionable and derogatory statements against Hindu gods.
Last month, the cleric’s nephew Gauhar Chishti had called for the beheading of Nupur Sharma. He had raised “sar tan se juda”, the same slogan cited by two killers of Hindu tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur last month.