Updated December 26th, 2023 at 18:22 IST
Telangana controversy: Uproar over Tablighi Jamaat funding, BJP seeks explanation from Revanth Reddy
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) too condemned the state government's allocation, labeling it as support for activities linked to a terrorist organisation.
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Ahead of the mega inauguration of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir in January 2024, a fresh controversy has sparked in Telangana over Congress government funding Tablighi Jamaat meeting which is scheduled from January 6 to January 8 near Parigi in Vikarabad district.
Union Minister and BJP State President G Kishan Reddy took a firm stance, questioning the Revanth Reddy-led Congress government's funding of the Tablighi Jamaat meeting and sought clarification on whether this financial support is exclusively for this religious group or part of an election-driven agenda. In a government order dated December 13, 2024, a staggering amount of Rs 2,46 crores was sanctioned by the state government for the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in the state.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) too condemned the state government's allocation, labeling it as support for activities linked to a terrorist organisation. The VHP vehemently opposed the program, citing concerns of forced religious conversions and 'love jihad,' urging the authorities to revoke permission for the meeting. Threats of large-scale agitation were also voiced by the VHP and Bajrang Dal if immediate action was not taken. “Allocating such huge funds to an organisation like Tablighi Jamaat that allegedly trains people for activities associated with terrorism, Islam propagation, and conversions, highly inappropriate,” VHP officials said in a statement accusing the Congress government of propagating hatred.
Published December 26th, 2023 at 18:22 IST