Prominent Muslim leaders have sought the withdrawal of FIR against Chairman of the Delhi Minorities Commission Zafarul Islam Khan
Bengaluru: As several websites have reported, prominent Muslim leaders have sought the withdrawal of FIR against Chairman of the Delhi Minorities Commission Zafarul Islam Khan.
They said, "We condemn the action by the Delhi Police against Dr Zafarul Islam Khan. The biased role of Delhi Police has once again been exposed by its action against the Chairman of the Delhi Minorities Commission over something he tweeted a few days back.
They further added, "One may differ with the content of Dr Khan's tweet and he had issued a clarification regarding the same. This kind of action during the lockdown, exactly before iftar time, against the head of a quasi-judicial institution, gives an idea about the level to which the police can stoop."
The Delhi police’s special cell has booked a case of sedition against the Muslim leader.
In his Facebook post, he had said that Indian Muslims enjoy goodwill in Arab countries. And he also went to the extent of saying that if Indian Muslims seek the help of Arab countries, they would get help from these Arab countries by the “avalanche”.
In fact, he even went to hail Zakir Naik, the fanatic Muslim preacher as one who is respected in the Arab countries.
It should also be noted that after Khan's communal remarks had set off a controversy, he had issued a statement in which he claimed to acknowledge that his post was 'ill-timed' and 'insensitive' in the view of nation's ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another website noted that Delhi Minorities Commission chief Zafarul Islam Khan on Friday (8 May) moved an anticipatory bail plea in the Delhi High Court saying he apprehended his arrest in a complaint registered by Delhi Police.
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Last Updated May 9, 2020, 2:09 PM IST