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Maulana Saad Kandhalvi returns home in face of protests

  • Published at 04:59 PM January 13, 2018
  • Last updated at 06:00 PM January 13, 2018
Maulana Saad Kandhalvi returns home in face of protests
Members of a faction of Bangladesh chapter of Islamic non-political movement Tabligh Jamaat stage demo in front of Dhaka airport on Wednesday; January 10, 2018, protesting the arrival of an Indian preacher Maulana Muhammad Saad Kandhalvi on the occasion of Biswa Ijtema, scheduled to kick off on January 12, 2018 Focus Bangla

He let for India on Saturday at 11:45am by a Jet Airways flight.

Indian Tabligh Jamaat leader Maulana Saad Kandhalvi has returned to his country after he was barred from joining Biswa Ijtema, an Islamic congregation, following protests in Bangladesh.

He left for India on Saturday at 11:45am by a Jet Airways flight, according to Tabligh Jamaat sources in Bangladesh.

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On Wednesday, hundreds of members of the Bangladesh chapter of Islamic movement Tabligh Jamaat and some Qawmi madrassa Alems [clerics] staged a demonstration near Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, protesting the arrival of Maulana Saad.

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After a two-hour long meeting with a Tabligh Jamaat faction which has been at odds over the controversial preacher’s presence in the country for Ijtema, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal informed reporters that both sides agreed that the preacher would stay at Kakrail Mosque during the Ijtema being held in Tongi.

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Earlier, some of the protesters told the Dhaka Tribune that Tabligh Jamaat members in India and Bangladesh had been opposing the visit of Maulana Saad, as Darul Uloom Deoband, the movement’s central seminary, has been maintaining a state of non-cooperation with the preacher known for making controversial statements that caused uproar in India on several occasions.

The article was first published on Bangla Tribune.


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