Supreme Court Gives 2-weeks-notice To Centre To Reply To Shia Waqf Board's Plea On Banning Green Crescent-star Flags Citing 'support For Pakistan'

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Questioning the Shia Waqf Board chief Wasim Rizvi's controversial plea requesting the ban of hoisting 'green flag', the Supreme Court on Friday, has given two weeks to the Centre to reply to the Uttar Pradesh Government appointed -Shia Waqf Board's plea. Rizvi has claimed that Muslims raising the flag support Pakistan denying its relation to Islam.

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Questioning the Shia Waqf Board chief Wasim Rizvi's controversial plea requesting the ban of hoisting 'green flag', the Supreme Court on Friday, has given two weeks to the Centre to reply to the Uttar Pradesh Government appointed -Shia Waqf Board's plea. Rizvi has claimed that Muslims raising the flag support Pakistan denying its relation to Islam.

"During the freedom struggle, politics was started by the Muslim League, which designed the flag, to partition Hindu and Muslims. The Muslims who raise this flag do so not because of their love for Islam, but their love for Pakistan. We had written a plea to Supreme Court regarding this, and the SC has given us two weeks to answer," he said.

Green Flag and Pakistan

Expounding on his belief that the 'green flag' was a Pakistani political party's flag, he said the origins of the green flag with crescent moon and stars was with Mohammed Ali Jinnah's Muslim League which was instrumental in partitioning India.

"Few traitorous Muslims in India claim that the green flag with its crescent moon and star - the Pakistani flag is an Indian flag. There is no relation between Islam and the flag. In India's apex court ahearing was held regarding this issue. It is the flag of a Pakistan political party which originated in 1906 in Bangladesh, designed by the Muslim league," he added.

Shia Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizwi Writes Letter To PM Modi Seeking Ban On Madrasas

Wasim asked to shut madarsas

Previously in January, the Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to shut madrasas across the country.

He had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shut madrasas across the country as Islamic State (IS) ideology is being promoted there to influence the students. He feared that students in madrasas were being used as a captive audience to promote Islamism. In the letter addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rizvi said that if the madrasas are not shut down, half of the Muslims in the country will be supporters of IS ideology in the next 15 years.

He further added that children are the easiest target for any terror activity. "Children in madrasas are kept away from normal life and normal education and are imbibed hardline thoughts in the name of Islam," Rizvi said.

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