The Islamic preacher, Mufti Salman Azhari, was arrested in Mumbai on 4 February 2024. The speaker, Salman Azhari, has been arrested due to hate speech. The viral video clip is said to be from a few days ago, now the reason behind his arrest is being investigated.
Mufti Salman Azhari delivered a speech in Junagadh, Gujarat on 31 January 2024 and now after almost a week, the video has gone viral where he made some inflammatory remarks. Soon after the video went viral, Salman Azhari was detained by the Mumbai Police and was brought to the Ghatkopar Police Station.
As the news of Salman Azhar’s arrest came out, his followers started showing up outside the Police Station. Many of Salman Azhari’s supporters gathered in a few hours, demanding to release him. The crowd gathered outside the Police Station impacted the traffic in the area and due to that the Police implemented a mild lathi-charge on the crowd.
Who is Salman Azhari?
Mufti Salman Azhari is a Sunni Islamic preacher and a research scholar. Azhari is a native of Mumbai and also the founder of Jamia Riyazol Jannah, Al-Amaan Education and Welfare Trust And Darul Amaan. Salman Azhari is known for his speeches and due to his speeches he remained in the news.
Salman Azhari is an Egyptian who is famous across the world. Azhari has studied at Dawah Islamiya in Jamia Al-Azhar Egypt. Though, Mufti Salman is an Egyptian he lives in Mumbai and is one of the known and popular muftis of India. Not only in India, Salman Azhari even has a large number of supporters across the globe.
Mufti Salman Azhari has always been in controversy due to his speeches and in 2018 Azhari delivered a speech in Karnataka where he made some inflammatory remarks on Hindus. Azhari was then arrested and charged with hate speech. However, a few days later, Salman was released on bail, and charges against him are still pending.
Why is Salman Azhari arrested?
On Sunday, 4 February 2024, the well-known Islamic preacher, Salman Azhari was arrested on charge of hate speech. Salman Azhari delivered a speech on 31 January 2024 at an event near the ‘B’ division police station in Junagadh where he made some inflammatory remarks.
A few days ago, a video went viral after which an FIR was filed against Salman Azhari and the organizers of the event, Azim Habib Odedara, and Mohammad Yusuf Malek. The Mumbai Police detained Salman Azhari in Ghatkapor and later the Gujarat Police arrested him and took him away.
The Police have charged a case against Salman Azahri under the Indian Penal Code, section 153B (promoting enmity between different religious groups) and 505 2 ( making statements conductive in public mischief). The Gujarat Police took him to Gujarat for further investigation.