On July 12, Sayed Sarwar Chishti, the Khadim of the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, participated in a “peace rally” at Ajmer. The members of Ajmer Sharif dargah has seems to have evolved to save their pockets from drowning post the economic boycott that has affected their business by up to 90%. Similarly, the Anjuman Committee’s secretary, Chishti, is the same person who previously warned of a movement that will “shake India.”

On July 9, Sarwar Chishti had demanded a boycott of Hindus’ products and services because they had planned a rally in favour of Nupur Sharma, a former BJP spokeswoman. Chishti is also a part of the Islamist group Popular Front of India.

His attendance at the peace march was in response to the tension between the races following the barbaric beheading of Hindu tailor Kanhaiya Lal by Islamists in Udaipur.

Sarwar Chishti was captured on tape stirring a group of Muslims nearby, asserting that the current administration cannot change the reality that Muslims governed India for hundreds of years simply by altering the names of railway stations. He had issued a warning to the administration, claiming that such actions would only push Muslims to once again seek to rule India.

Not just Sarwar Chishti, who has ties to Ajmer Dargah, has recently delivered divisive comments, but another Khadim Gauhar Chishti was shouting “sar tan se juda.”

Following several hate speeches, Gaddi Nashin-Dargah Ajmer Sharif and Haji Syed Salman Chishti, chairman of the Chishty Foundation, called for their condemnation and characterised them as anti-Islamic and anti-humanitarian. Last month, numerous violent protests occurred all around the country as a result of Nupur Sharma’s ‘blasphemous’ comments about the Prophet Muhammad. Islamists brutally murdered at least two people, Umesh Kolhe of Amravati and Kanhaiya Lal of Udaipur, both of whom had posted on social media in support of Nupur Sharma.

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