NEW DELHI—Responding to the allegation of the Communist Party of India(Marxist)-CPI(M) about Jamaat-e-Islami Hind(JIH) and its students wing-Students’ Islamic Organisation(SIO)-being extremist organisations and fanning communalism, the Jamaat on Saturday accused the CPI(M) of indulging into “politics of polarization”. CPI(M) has made the allegations in a fact-finding report it released two days ago on Delhi riots in which it held Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Home Ministry accountable for the riots that claimed 53 lives, 40 Muslims and 13 Hindus.
Jamaat vice-president Engineer Mohammed Salim, replying to media questions, said that the comments of CPI(M) in its fact-finding report seemed to be its “political necessity”.
Pointing out that the Left parties in Kerala were indulging into “politics of polarization” to get majority community’s votes, he said that CPI(M) had levelled the baseless allegations against the Jamaat for political gains in the ongoing local bodies elections in Kerala. “This is highly deplorable”, said Mr Salim.
Two phases of local bodies elections in Kerala have been completed and the third phase is scheduled on Monday.
He said that while the Left parties were attacking the Jamaat in Kerala, they had aligned with the Welfare Party of India in West Bengal out of their political necessity.