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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AIMPLB spokesperson Maulana Sajjad Nomani booked for sedition Current Affairs 

AIMPLB spokesperson Maulana Sajjad Nomani booked for sedition

Lucknow: The Hazratganj police lodged an FIR on Wednesday against AIMPLB spokesperson Maulana Sajjad Nomani on sedition charges for allegedly hurting religious feelings during a speech in Hyderabad. UP Shia Waqf Board chairman, Waseem Rizvi in his written complaint alleged that Nomani in his February 9 speech in the general council meeting of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) in Hyderabad had displayed feelings of hate against the country, communities and religions. The complainant has alleged that Nomani in his February 9 speech in the general council meeting…

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