AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday hit back at Yoga guru Baba Ramdev for his comments that Lord Ram was the ancestor not only of Hindus, but also of Muslims.
The Hyderabad MP said Muslims in India are following the religion by their own choice and advised Ramdev to not impose "your beliefs on others".
Nobody forced their ancestors to embrace Islam, the All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader said.
Asserting that the issue of construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya was linked to the nation's pride, Ramdev had claimed on Friday that Lord Ram was the ancestor not only of Hindus, but also of Muslims.
"The Ram Temple must be constructed. If not in Ayodhya will Ram Temple be built in Mecca-medina or the Vatican city? It is an undisputed truth that Ayodhya is the birthplace of Lord Ram and Ram is not only the ancestor of Hindus but also Muslims. This is not a political issue and nor a vote bank," Ramdev said.
Hitting back at Ramdev, Owaisi said it is wrong to thrust your belief onto others.
"We are not against anyone's belief. But, it is wrong to thrust your belief on others. Such things are said every time by the Sangh Parivar and RSS. We just want to say that we, Muslims in India, we have become Muslims on our own...," he told reporters here. Nobody forced their ancestors to embrace Islam, the All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader said.