Aligarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students'' union president, Faizul Hasan, has refused to withdraw his statement in which he had said, "Muslims can destroy anything if they wish to do and the community has constantly been tested since 1947."
A case was registered against Hasan under Section 153(A) of IPC (promoting disharmony, enmity or feelings of hatred between different groups on the grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony).
According a report in a news agency, Hasan was quoted as having said: "If you want to see the limits of patience, then see Indian Muslims'' limit of patience after 1947 till 2020. We never tried to break up India, otherwise we are from that community that if we resolve to destroy, we have enough anger to not leave anything," he was quoted as having said while addressing an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest.
A day later, he refused to apologise and said that in 2014 Narendra Modi had promised "sabka saath, sabka vikas" and now he does not want to take the Muslims along, which is a breach of trust.
Hasan also challenged the union home minister to a debate on the issue of the CAA and said: "Amit Shah should come and debate with our class 12 student. Hopefully, he will not be able to win. Even if they give five points, then I will stand with him (Shah) and protest in favour of the CAA."
Hasan invoked the bravery of Param Vir Chakra awardee Abdul Hamid to assert that support from the minority community will strengthen the country.
"Veer Abdul Hamid destroyed 22 tanks of Pakistan alone. If Amit Shah and Yogi had shown love and 22 crore Muslims were with them, then no country would have dared to look upon them (koi bhi desh inki taraf aankh utha kar nahi dekh pata)", he stated.
He also clarified that they harboured no hatred towards any government, but there should be no divisive politics on the basis of religion.