20,000 Muslims announce 'jehad' against terrorism, corruption

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Kota, Jul 27 (UNI) Saying the nuclear deal was against Hindus and Muslims in the country, about 20,000 Muslims participating in a rally organised by the BJP Minority Front here, declared 'jehad' against increasing corruption and terrorism.

Addressing the rally attended by a number of Muslim women, former minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said no Muslim could forget the time when through chemical weapons, Iraq was conquered leading to President Saddam Hussain's hanging.

''Neither UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's favour to the deal nor the trust vote taken in Lok Sabha on July 22 would be accepted,'' he added.

Holding the UPA Government at the Centre responsible for the increasing terrorism, Mr Hussain demanded laws like POTA.

''Congress will surely face the music in the next election,'' he said.

Expressing grief on the rising terrorism in the country and recent serial bomb blasts in Jaipur, Bangalore and Ahmedabad, Mr Hussain said a conspiracy has been hatched against Muslims in which Pakistan also played a role.

He said the relatives of the dead and injured have full sympathy of the Muslims of Rajasthan.

''We have declared 'jehad' to counter the terrorists' motives,'' he said, adding that the BJP Minority Front would spread brotherhood between Hindus and Muslims of the country.

Talking about the deteriorating condition of the Muslims in the country, he said they have understood Congress' votebank politics and realised that BJP was their ''actual friend''.

He said Vasundhara Raje government was working for the welfare of the minorities and once L K Advani becomes the Prime Minister, their security and development would be taken care of.

Talking about the Amarnath land transfer issue, he said the Congress did everything under the influence of the PDP Government.

MLA Bhawani Singh, MP Raghubir Singh Kaushal, MP Srichandra Kriplani were also present in the rally.

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