Significantly, Athawale’s RPI has an alliance with the BJP and is a minister at the Centre. He said, “No one has the right to make such threats against the minorities of the country. Even Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray had never talked about removing loudspeakers from mosques. Raj Thackeray’s statement Babasaheb Ambedkar This is in violation of the constitution framed by it. The MNS chief is wrong in this matter.”
He said that Muslim religious leaders should also refrain from making counter statements on this issue. The police will have to keep a strict vigil in the whole matter and strict action should be taken against whoever tries to take the law into their own hands.