Hyderabad, Jan 16 (PTI) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Telangana on Monday found fault with the state government’s decision to conduct the funeral of Mukarram Jah, the titular Nizam VIII of erstwhile princely State of Hyderabad, with official honours.
The outfit claimed it amounts to insulting the sacrifices of those who took part in the struggle against Nizam rule.
Official recognition of the succession of Nizam amounts to insulting the Telangana people, VHP said in a statement on Monday night.
People would never forget the atrocities committed by ‘Razakars’ (armed supporters of Nizam rule) against the Hindus in the then princely State of Hyderabad, it claimed.
The VHP took exception to the decision to conduct the funeral with official honours, at a time when the Centre is organising celebration to mark 75 years of ‘Hyderabad State Liberation’. The state government had also organised an event, it said.