Salim asked to apologise before Id

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Mumbai, Sep 17 (UNI) The Bandra Muslim Association today demanded that noted writer Salim Khan, father of actor Salman Khan, make a public apology before Id for his alleged remarks against Islamic scholars and Madarasas.

Addressing a press conference here, the association president Mohammed Farooq Ghosi said ''If Mr Khan fails to apologise before, EId, we will launch an agitation against him and his family.'' Mr Khan had taken offence to the Muslim clerics, who had issued a 'fatwa' against him and his family for celebrating Ganeshotsav in their home. He had reportedly said, ''They claim to be speaking for Islam, but actually what they are doing is anti-Islamic. I am relying on scriptures of the Holy Quran, which says my religion is with me, yours is with you. Don't force your religious beliefs on others.'' Alleging that the Khan family utilised the Islam religion just to earn money, Ghosi said, ''Every religion has its own law and if any person violates the law, religious sects have the power to issue 'fatwa' against that person.'' UNI ST SR OBB LS KP1916

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