Rehman Barkati, Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque Maulana Nurur who issued a fatwa against Modi and making an offer of 25 lakh to anyone who will cut off Modi’s beard, shave his head and blacken his face with ink has threatened to kill famous columnist and writer Tarek Fateh on National Television. Imam’s should be the ones who should guide the followers of religion to spread peace and love around them, but recently we are witnessing that many mullas and imams are trying to provoke violence in the country by giving death threats to each and everyone who is against their philosophy.

Tarek Fateh is a world renowned writer and columnist who has exposed the hypocrisy of those projecting themselves as the torch bearers of a particular community and is famous for his courageous revelations related to human rights violations in Pakistan and also by some of the so called religious leaders of the community that he belongs to. Tarek Fateh is a household name in India for his extreme love towards the nation and also for his courageous stand to fight against all those powers who want to break this nation into pieces.

It is quite evident that Tarek Fateh does not enjoy the same love and respect from his own community as the leaders of his community are not ready to accept him of the same religion as of theirs. Tarek Fateh also had to face several consequences for taking a stand against the establishment and for exposing the hypocrisy of this bunch of people who are trying to rule the community by using the name of the almighty. Sure Tarek Fateh also had received lot of death threats in his journey but this is probably the first time in his experience that someone has threatened to kill him right on National TV, and probably this is also the first time in the history of TV media that someone has threatened to kill his co-panelist on an ongoing debate.

Ms Mamata Banerjee who was shouting emergency and intolerance with reference to central government should look over her shoulder. TMC MP Idris Ali had shared the stage when this very Imam issued fatwa on Modi. We all knew Mamata Banerjee is furious over the ‘Demonetization’ of old notes by the central government which allegedly has made all the fund her party received thanks to various scams as a bundle of piece of papers. But she would take the hatred to this level where she will make her followers give death threats to all those who are supporting the PM and also make them issue fatwa was un-imagined of. The recent incidents which has taken place in West Bengal seems to be very dangerous for the unity and integrity of the nation and if we the people of the nation do not raise our voice against the injustice in the society, very soon we will be ruled by crooks who will work for their own welfare rather than the welfare of the nation.


Ramchandra Bhat K