But this is not the first time when Rizvi infuriated Muslim groups, here is a look at some of his controversial statements
1-"Those who are against Ram temple must go to Pakistan":
Earlier this month he grabbed the headlines when he said that Muslims who are against building Ram temple in Ayodhya “must go to Pakistan and Bangladesh.”
2-Open war against Madrasas
In January, Rizvi wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to shut down madrasas. According to him, these religious education institutions bred “terrorists”. As per reports, he also said that these institutions brainwash poor Muslim children and run their business of donations from across the world.
3-Support for Ram temple:
In November 2017, Rizvi irked Muslim groups when he said that the Shia Waqf Board is in favor of the construction of grand Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
4-Views on triple talaq:
Unlike other Muslim groups, he was always against triple talaq. When the center proposed a draft bill on triple talaq he urged the government that instead of three years, as proposed by the government, the offender should be imprisoned for a period of 10 years for giving instant divorce.
5-Lord Ram's great statue:
Not just this, in October 2017 when Uttar Pradesh's Yogi Adityanath's government proposed the construction of Lord Ram's great statue in Ayodhya, Rizvi proposed that his board will gift ten silver arrows to the 100-meter tall statue.
UP mei By-Elections kab hai Bhai! Jald hi hai kya?AMU k Chhatro k Gundagardi,,Sri-2&MaulanaNadvi k RamTemple Milan&WaseemRizvi k MandirMasjidVilaap! Vaise Janta Janardan hai
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Surrender mosques built over demolished temples to Hindus. Shia Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi
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