Deoband : A constituency with a population of 72 per cent Muslims, Deoband is home to one of the earliest Islamic revivalist movements in India.
After Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) won Uttar Pradesh election with a landslide victory, the newly elected MLAs here are already prepared to table their proposals in the first assembly session. In one of such proposals, BJP MLA from Deoband, Brijesh Singh who won third constituency due to vote splitting between SP and BSP, has revealed that he will get the name of his constituency changed to ‘Dev Vrand’ as the town is more famous for its links to the Maharabharat than Darul Uloom Deoband, the Islamic school where the Deobandi Islamic movement has its roots.
The true colour of Sangh Parivar party has started showing its colours even before their CM got sworn in. In a recent incident in Bareilly village, where Muslims were asked to leave immediately as now BJP in power.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Singh said: “Deoband is just a perception as this town is always famous as Dev Vrand only. We have Mahabharat’s Rankhandi here and the five Pandavas have worshiped here in Dev Vrand. Even the village named as Jarwala is actually Yakshawala and is the same place where ‘Yaksha’ has questioned Yudhisthir.”
Deoband is one of the five constituencies in Saharanpur district of North U. P. the region is home to one of the earliest Islamic revivalist movements in India. The newly elected BJP MLA, Brijest Singh defeated Majid Ali of BSP with 29,415 votes and secured 1,02,000 votes from Deoband.
The MLA also claimed that he would not have won by such a huge margin had they not voted for him. “Meri Muslim behne Modi ji ke sath hai aur woh bhi chahti hain ki teen Talaq band ho,” he added.But he didn’t said that if his “Muslim Behan are with him on changing the Deoband name to Dev Brand” neither he could gather voices of Muslim women who asked to ban triple talaq. Hence BJP has no interest in Sab Ka Saath Sab Ka Vikas but spreading the venomous ideology of Sangh Parivar.