We’re Muslims by Choice; Nobody Forced Our Ancestors, Owaisi to Ramdev

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AIMIM leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi

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HYDERABAD — Asaduddin Owaisi, President of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), and Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad lambasted Yoga guru and Patanjali founder Baba Ramdev after he said Ram is the ancestor of not just Hindus but Muslims too.

Owaisi said Ramdev should keep his beliefs to himself and imposing them on others is wrong.

“RSS and Sangh Parivar make such statements every time. We are Muslims by choice, nobody forced our ancestors,” he was quoted.

On Friday, Ramdev, who is known to make controversial statements, said ‘Ram matra Hindu hi nahi Musalmano ke bhipurvaj hain (Not only Hindus, Ram is the ancestor of Muslims too)’.

Earlier, in Nadiad town of Kheda district, Ramdev said the Ram Temple issue is not linked to vote bank politics but a matter of people’s sentiments.

“I believe that Ram mandir must be built in Ayodhya at all costs. If not in Ayodhya, where would you build it? It is obvious that it will not come up at Mecca, Madina or Vatican City,” Ramdev said.

“Nobody can dispute the fact that Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya. Not just Hindus, Lord Ram was the ancestor Muslims too. This issue of Ram temple is all about nation’s pride. It has nothing to do with vote bank politics,” Ramdev said.

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