Who is Mufti Salman Azhari? Islamic cleric arrested by Gujarat ATS from Mumbai
Gujarat's Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) on late Sunday night arrested Islamic preacher Mufti Salman Azhari from Mumbai in connection with an allegedly hate speech that he had delivered-
Mufti Salman Azhari's arrest is turning out to be a huge talking point on social media. Gujarat's Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) on late Sunday night arrested Islamic preacher Mufti Salman Azhari from Mumbai in connection with an allegedly hate speech that he had delivered in that state last week. The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) took him into custody in the morning and proceeded towards Junagadh on a transit remand for two days. Notably, Mufti Salman Azhari's arrest became the talking point after a massive crowd surrounded the Ghatkopar police station and blocked the traffic when he was brought there. The crowd was lathi-charged to make way for the police convoy heading towards Junagadh with the preacher. The situation became so serious that Mumbai Police registered a case against the mob that gathered outside Ghatkopar Police Station when Gujarat ATS brought Maulana Mufti Salman Azhari to the police station. Now, the question arises who is Mufti Salman Azhari, arrested by Gujarat ATS? Below is everything you need to know-
Who is Mufti Salman Azhari?
Hailing from Mumbai, Mufti Salman Azhari is an Islamic preacher & a Sunni research scholar. Going by his X bio, Mufti Salman Azhari is the founder of Jamia Riyazul Jannah, Al-Amaan Education and Welfare Trust, and Darul Amaan.
Talking about Mufti Salman Azhari's educational qualification, he studied at the Al Azhar University in Cairo, the oldest degree-giving university in Egypt and among the most prestigious Islamic learning centres. Notably, Mufti Salman Azhari is very famous on social media with 502K followers on Instagram (while writing).
Coming to Mufti Salman Azhari's arrest reason, the famous preacher allegedly gave a provocative speech in Gujarat's Junagadh on January 31, a video of which went viral and prompted a police case in the city. After hundreds of his followers gheraoed the Ghatkopar Police Station, the cleric urged his supporters not to protest against his detention and requested them to vacate the police station premises to maintain law and order.