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Will say 'Jai Shri Ram' if important for nation: Patna JD(U) leader on fatwa against him

ANI
Published : Jul 30, 2017, 1:56 pm IST
Updated : Jul 30, 2017, 2:07 pm IST

The JD (U) leader further said that he's not afraid of the fatwa and his work would prove his identity.

Firoz Ahmad asserted that his religion cannot be questioned based on the phrase 'Jai Shri Ram'. (Photo: ANI)
 Firoz Ahmad asserted that his religion cannot be questioned based on the phrase 'Jai Shri Ram'. (Photo: ANI)

Patna: After a fatwa was issued against Janata Dal (United) (JDU) leader Firoz Ahmad for saying 'Jai Shri Ram' by the Mufti of Imarat Shariah in Patna, the Muslim leader on Sunday affirmed that he stands firm on his words, as he believes in humanity and serving people of Bihar.

"If saying 'Jai Shri Ram' is important for the country, then I would not stop myself from saying it. I was not just elected to serve the Muslim community. My duty is to serve the public of Bihar, irrespective of their caste, creed and religion", Ahmad said.

 

Ahmad asserted that his religion cannot be questioned based on the phrase 'Jai Shri Ram'.

"Islam teaches you to love all. My faith is not so weak that just by saying 'Jai Shri Ram', I will turn into a Hindu. Allah knows my purpose of saying 'Jai Shri Ram'. We all worship the same God", he said.

The JD (U) leader further said that he's not afraid of the fatwa and his work would prove his identity.

"My work would prove my identity. I am not scared about the Fatwa at all. I don't have anything to lose. I would only be afraid, if I am unable to fulfil my responsibilities towards the public of Bihar", he said.

 

Tags: muslim community, fatwa, communalism, janata dal (united), jai shri ram
Location: India, Bihar, Patna