Maulana Mufti Salman Azhari
Maulana Mufti Salman Azhari, who gave an inflammatory speech in Junagadh, Gujarat, was arrested in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. A large number of Maulana’s supporters gathered outside the police station to protest against his arrest. However, after some time, Maulana himself appealed to the supporters from the police station to remain calm. Meanwhile, while controlling the situation, the police also used mild force. He has been arrested by the Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Gujarat and has been taken to Gujarat.
Maulana Mufti Salman Azhari is accused under sections 153A, 505, 188 and 114. Azhari told the people present outside the police station that no one should lose consciousness in excitement. Whatever the situation, I am in front of you. Neither am I a criminal nor have I been brought here to commit a crime. They are doing necessary investigation and I am also cooperating. I request you to maintain law and order. If it is my fate then I am ready to be arrested. I am requesting you to vacate this space if you love me.
Police have already arrested two organizers
Azhari, an Islamic scholar from Mumbai, addressed the program at Mokalya Ground in Junagadh on the night of 31 January. During this time he had given a statement which created controversy. A video of his speech went viral, after which a controversy arose. After the dispute escalated, the police registered an FIR. Two organizers are also named in the FIR, who have been arrested by the police. Now Maulana has been arrested.
It has been told that permission has been taken from the police for the program. During this, Azhari had assured that he would focus on creating awareness about drugs, but officials claim that he made inflammatory statements. During the speech he had said, ‘The last battle of Karbala is still left. There is silence for some time, then there will be noise. They insisted on following the words of the Prophet of Islam and raised slogans of Labbak or Rasoolallah. The crowd was also repeating the slogans along with him.
Who is Maulana Salman Azhari?
Mufti Salman Azhari is a Sunni Islamic research scholar and motivational speaker. He has graduated from Egypt’s Jamia Al-Azhar for Islamic Studies and has thousands of supporters and followers all over the world. Along with giving Islamic speeches, he is also active in various socio-religious activities. Apart from this, he is also the founder of Jamia Riazul Jannah, Al-Aman Education and Welfare Trust and Darul Aman.