Bhilwara, Rajasthan: The streets of Bhilwara, Rajasthan, erupted in protest to press for the release of Mufti Salman Azhari, a prominent Muslim religious leader in India.
According to Kashmir Media Service, led by the Qazi of the city, Mufti Ashraf Jilani Azhari, the protesters underscored the community’s fervent call for justice amidst concerns over Mufti Salman Azhari’s detention.
The protest, which unfolded in the heart of Bhilwara, reverberated with chants demanding freedom for Mufti Salman Azhari. Scores of impassioned individuals from diverse backgrounds and faiths converged, echoing a unified plea for the release of the incarcerated Mufti.
Mufti Salman Azhari’s detention has sparked widespread concern and ignited a fervent debate across Rajasthan. Many within the Muslim community perceive his arrest as unjust and a suppression of religious freedoms. As the rally swelled in numbers, banners emblazoned with slogans advocating for justice fluttered in the air, symbolizing the collective resolve of the protestors.
Addressing the gathering, Mufti Ashraf Jilani Azhari, the city’s revered Qazi, articulated the community’s discontent with the continued detention of Mufti Salman Azhari. He urged authorities to heed the voices of the people and uphold the principles of justice and fairness.
India under Narendra Modi is witnessing a concerning rise in anti-Muslim sentiments, characterized by incidents of discrimination, violence and systemic marginalization. The socio-political landscape has been marked by polarizing rhetoric, fueled by factors such as religious intolerance, political opportunism, and social divisions.
Measures like arrests, implementation of controversial citizenship laws and the targeting of Muslim communities in various spheres have exacerbated tensions, fostering an atmosphere of fear and distrust among India’s Muslim population.
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