Uttar Pradesh: The number of Muslim politicians questioning the silence of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav over the alleged incidents of atrocities against the minority community has gone up further as another leader – Mohammad Kasim Raeen – tendered his resignation from all party posts here on Friday.
In the resignation letter shared by Raeen, he accused the party chief of inaction and questioned his silence over the incarceration of Azam Khan and his family.
“Akhilesh Yadav kept silent when Azam Khan and his family were put into jail. SP President did not raise his voice after Nahid Hasan was imprisoned and Sahijal Islam’s petrol pump was demolished,” he said in the letter.
“I am resigning from all the posts of the party after being angered with such behaviour of the SP President towards Muslims,” he added.
Kasim Raeen was the sector in charge of the Sultanpur district.
In the recent past, the SP has been facing dissent from different quarters of the Muslim community. While an office bearer Salman Javed Raeen resigned on Wednesday, Azam Khan’s media in-charge Fasahat Ali Shanu, SP MP from Sambhal Shafiqur Rehman Barq and a cleric of revered Ala Hazarat shrine of Bareilly, Maulana Shahabuddin Rizvi, all have expressed dismay and displeasure over the alleged apathetic attitude of the SP chief towards the community.