All-India Shia Personal Law Board demands arrest of blasphemer Waseem Rizvi

Lucknow, UP, November 11 (KMS): The All-India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) has demanded the arrest of Shia Central Waqf Board member, Waseem Rizvi for blasphemy, disruption of peace and law and order.

The board also sought a ban on Rizvi’s speeches, writings and disrespectful activities against the Quran and Prophet Muhammad (SAWS). It further sought termination of Rizvi’s waqf board membership.

The AISPLB President, Maulana Syed Saim Mehdi in a statement appealed to all members across the country to hold demonstrations against Rizvi on November 16 in their districts.

Why does the government remain silent when Rizvi disturbs peace in Kashmir and India? The government arrests people on minor law and order issues, but Rizvi has been off the hook even though several FIRs have been lodged against him. If the government maintains silence, it will be responsible for whatever happens next,” said Maulana Saim.

Board member Maulana Zaheer Iftekhari said, “The government is not acting against Rizvi because he is supported by communal forces. Since UP elections are near, all possibilities of creating divisions are being explored.”

Meanwhile, the much-awaited election for the post of UP Shia Central Waqf Board chairperson will be held on 15 November.