Waseem Rizvi launches India’s first Shia Muslim political party Current Affairs 

Waseem Rizvi launches India’s first Shia Muslim political party

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh (UP) Shia Central Waqf Board chairperson, Waseem Rizvi, launched country’s first Shia Muslim political party called Indian Shia Awami League (ISAL) on Monday. The idea is to assert Shia identity and differentiate it from the Sunnis, said Rizvi adding “We are open to whichever party looks after the interest of the Shia community” ahead of the 2019 general elections. “This is a political party and it is but natural we will fight elections wherever we can. Presidents have been appointed in 16 states so far and…

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Babri Masjid - Shia Waqf board says Ram Mandir can be built at disputed site and Mosque to be built at distance Current Affairs 

Babri Masjid – Shia Waqf board says Ram Mandir can be built at disputed site and Mosque to be built at distance

In a new twist to the Babri Masjid Ram Janambhoomi issue, the UP Shia Central Waqf Board (UPSCWB) has filed an affidavit at the Supreme Court on Tuesday suggesting the temple be built at the disputed site and mosque should be built in Muslim-dominated area at reasonable distance. Shia Waqf Board in SC affidavit: Masjid can be located in a Muslim dominated area at a reasonable distance from Shree Ram birth place pic.twitter.com/cRXnsydINS — ANI (@ANI) August 8, 2017 The affidavit follows on a decision by the Shia board late…

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