AIMPLB Acts Cautiously Against Nadvi’s Taunt

Hyderabad, Feb 10 (Maxim News): Maulana Syed Salman Hussaini Nadvi’s ill-conceived and outrageous suggestion regarding Babri Masjid failed to perturb All India Muslim Personal Law Baord (AIMPLB). Maulana Salman Nadvi, recently, made a contentious statement that Muslims could agree to shift the Babri Masjid away from the disputed site in Ayodhya. He even dared the board to initiate action against him for his stance on the issue. However, the Board decided not to panic and exercise patience to avoid adverse result of persecuting the Maulana at this moment, according to sources.

Even though a couple of members including Q. R. Ilyas and Kamaal Farooqui, vehemently supported strong action against Maulana Nadvi, for this totally unacceptable and highly ridiculous suggestion, at the inaugural session of the 26th plenary on Friday, the board exercised restraint and, instead, formed a committee comprising four members (Board President Maulana Mohd Rabey Hassani Nadvi, general secretaries Maulana Wali Rahmani and Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, and Jamiatul Ulema-e-Hind president Maulana Arshad Madni) to probe and come out with suitable action against him. The procedure occurred in a closed door meeting of the board, on Saturday afternoon, and the decision is yet to be made public. A source told that no immediate action could be expected against him. Seemingly, the board is clear not to haste and make Salman Nadvi get into the lime-light, which would shift the focus from other more important issues that require immediate attention, said a source.

Despite being stationed in the city, Maulana Nadvi was conspicuous by his absence in the Board meeting on Saturday. Moulana Nadvi is adamantly to his statement as he believes his democratic right to express himself. He even went on to retort Moulana Ilyas and Moulana Farooqui for being ‘unduly violent’ in their expressions against him in Friday meeting. However, he seems to have found solace in the soft approach of general secretary of Jamiatul Ulema-e-Hind Maulana Mahmood Madni in his favour. Nevertheless, the now controversial Maulana has been cornered by most of the board members. (Maxim News)

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