Hyderabad: Toronto-based cleric’s scheduled visit triggers row

Hyderabad: Toronto-based cleric, Maulana Zaki Baqri’s scheduled visit to Hyderabad has triggered row. He is likely to deliver a speech at Aza Khana Zehra, Darulshifa on 23rd January. However, Hyderabad City Police is yet to give permission.

According to the report published in TOI, those who are opposing his visit to Hyderabad claimed that the Maulana had delivered a controversial speech in Toronto in the month of June 2017. Allegations are also leveled against him that he had made controversial remarks against a section of Shia Muslims.

On the other hand, those who are in favour of his visit said that the Maulana has no record of hate speeches.

Commenting on the issue, Mr. B. Anand, ACP of Mirchowk said that organizer had submitted the letter of permission which is under process. He also made it clear that the record of the Maulana will be reviewed.