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Organisation based in Pakistan is responsible for fanning sectarian discord, say Muslim groups

Prominent city-based Muslim organisations have written to Director General of Police M Mahender Reddy opposing a public meeting scheduled to be held by a religious group Dawat-e-Islami.

The two-day public meeting is scheduled on December 29 and 30 at the Mir Alam Eidgah in Old City. Muslim organisations All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board, Quadria International, Sunni United Forum of India and Seerat un-Nabi Academy alleged that the Dawat-e-Islami is responsible for fanning sectarian discord. This, they further alleged, could result in law and order problems.

AIUMB president Syed Aale Mustafa Quadri said, “The organisation is based in Pakistan and responsible for sectarian problems. It is important that the peaceful atmosphere of the city be maintained. Therefore, we are demanding that permission should not be given to them to organise the event.”

DCP (South Zone) Ambar Kishore Jha told The Hindu that police have received a letter from Dawat-e-Islami requesting permission for the event. He also stated representations from organisations opposing the event have also been received.

“So far permission has not been given. We are examining claims and the counter claims,” he said.

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