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JNU students’ ‘group’ demand revoking FIR against Nizamuddin management

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Two days after the Delhi government directed the police to register an FIR against Maulana Saad Kandalwi of the Nizamuddin Markaz, a poster allegedly shared by a faceless students' organisation named Muslim Students of JNU (MSJ) is catching the eyeballs.

In the poster, the group, which is said to be founded by sedition accused Sharjeel Imam, has demanded the revocation of the FIR filed against the management of Nizamuddin Markaz after several people from different parts of the country who attended a Tablighi Jamaat religious congregation there last month tested positive for coronavirus.

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The poster says, “Stand against Islamophobia, Muslims are not your scapegoats.”

“Stand with Tablighi Jamaat,” the poster highlighted in the centre.

The group also urged the government to provide ‘dignity' and ‘safety' to migrant workers.

What's interesting is that the organisation currently has no face in the varsity, but various students claim that it was founded by Sharjeel Imam, who is currently in prison on sedition charges.

“Sharjeel had founded this group to fight ‘anti-Muslim' elements and it was this group that had called a meeting on the day the Ayodhya verdict was announced,” a student from the School of Social Sciences told IANS.

The FIR against Nizamuddin Markaz Maulana Saad Kandalwi was filed after several cases of suspected coronavirus were found in the Nizamuddin area.

The Maulana has been accused of organising a Tablighi Jamaat congregation in the area flouting the social distancing norms.

According to sources, when the 21-day nationwide lockdown was announced, there were thousands of persons present inside the Tablighi Jamaat's international headquarters in southwest Delhi.

–IANS

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