Set up special Muslim regiment in Army to take on Pak: Malegaon ex-MLA

MALEGAON: Mufti Mohammad Ismail, a cleric-turned-politician wants Muslim regiment in Army to take on Pakistan, two days after a suicide bomber from Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a CRPF convoy killing 40 personnel and leaving at least a dozen critically injured.

According to The Indian Express reports, Ismail said: “What Pakistan has done is heinous and anti-Islamic. If this violence is being done in the name of Islam and Muslims, I would request the Indian government to help raise a Muslim regiment that will fight this battle against Pakistan. I personally will help in ensuring the recruitment of 25,000 Muslim men from Malegaon alone in this regiment.”

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A protest against the Pulwama attack was also organised in Malegaon on Friday.

The former Malegaon MLA had shot into the limelight after the 2006 Malegaon blasts, as he had played a crucial role in maintaining peace in the area.

He joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and contested the 2014 Assembly elections unsuccessfully.