Agra, August 19, 2021 (PPI-OT):In India, Agra’s shahar mufti (city’s religious leader) Abdul Khubaib Roomi and his son were booked for raising objection over the Indian flag hoisting ceremony on Indian Independence Day in Utter Pradesh. Shahar mufti, Mazdul Kuddoos Khubaib Rumi, objected to the Independence Day official celebrations in the Jamia Masjid premises. In an audio that went viral, he said religious places should be avoided for such events.
“A complaint was lodged against Mazdul Kuddoos Khubaib Rumi, the shahar mufti, and his son, Hammadul Kuddoos, by the chairman of Local Islamia Agency, Haji Aslam Qureshi. The case has been registered and investigation is on. Required action will follow,” said Muniraj, Senior Superintendent Police (SSP), Agra.
The SSP said the complainant, Haji Aslam Qureshi, in the FIR, expressed threat to his life from shahar mufti and thus a gunner has been provided to him. The issue relates to Independence Day celebrations at Madarsa Aalia on the Jamia Masjid premises, where Uttar Pradesh Minority Commission Chairman and BJP leader, Ashfaq Saifi, hoisted the Indian flag as the chief guest of the event.
Shahar mufti, Mazdul Kuddoos Khubaib Rumi, objected to Independence Day celebrations on the Jamia Masjid premises and asked the ‘offenders to fear the Almighty’. In an audio that went viral, the shahar mufti purportedly used strong objection against Indian Independence Day celebrations on holy mosque premises.
The activists of extremist organization Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (or All-India Hindu Grand-Assembly) activists had protested at the SSP’s office, seeking an FIR against the shahar mufti for opposing hoisting of Indian flag and singing of Indian anthem on the mosque premises.
Meanwhile, Haji Jamiluddin Qureshi, vice-president of All India Jamiat-ul-Quresh, condemned Haji Aslam Qureshi for lodging a complaint against the shahar mufti. “We will meet the SSP and apprise of actual facts so that action can be taken against the complainant Haji Aslam Qureshi who has dragged religious head shahar mufti into a war of words and has harmed the sanctity of Jamia Masjid by organising the event,” said Qureshi, who also said that religious places should be avoided for such events.
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