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Anti-Hindu bigot Imam Bukhari who along with his hooligans attacked a Journalist.
Delhi's Jama Masjid Imam Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari is a known Islamic terrorist supporter (refer his visits to homes of "Batla House" encountered terrorists) & Anti-Hindu bigot no different than his fellow Muslim apologist politicians like Digvijay Singh, Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Ram Vilas Paswan, Mamta Banerjee, Sitaram Yechuri and many others. Bukhari as can be seen in the video evidence below attacked a Muslim journalist Mr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed Chisti, editor of Urdu weekly "Dastaan-e-Awadh", who merely asked a question about Hindus legitimate claim on Ayodhya & God Shri Ram Janambhoomi. Chisti asked the Shahi Imam to spell out his stand on the mention of King Dashrath's name in land records of 1528 before the Babri Dhancha was constructed. He asked, "Why you are trying to mislead Muslims when the revenue record of 1528 indicates that Raja Dashrath palace stood on the (disputed) spot and after the high court verdict that it should be handed over to Ram Lalla (idols of baby Ram)?"
As per News reports below, Bukhari threatened Mr. Chisti with dire consequences in full view of journalists and policemen. Bukhari threatened Journalist to hold his tongue or his neck would be broken. However, no action has been initiated against him so far.
Very unbecoming of a self-proclaimed mass leader of section of Indian Muslims. And fake secularists & Hinduphobic Leftists want Hindus to make peace with such Anti-Hindu bigots who can't even stand the idea of giving up their claim on Hindu's land, encroached by them. Shame! Religion of Peace indeed.
- Bukhari thrashes scribe over Ayodhya query by Rediff News
Imam of the Delhi Jama Masjid, Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari, on Thursday lost his cool when a journalist questioned him regarding the Ayodhya verdict during a press conference, following which he was thrashed by supporters of the cleric.
Mohammed Abdul Waheed Chisti, a reporter with a local Urdu daily, raised a question relating to the ownership of the disputed site before the construction of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya.
Chisti asked the Shahi Imam to spell out his stand on the mention of King Dashrath's name in land records of 1528 before the Babri mosque was constructed.
Initially, Bukhari skirted the question but when the journalist insisted, he was threatened.
"Get him out of this conference, Bukhari shouted while accusing the journalist of working against the interests of the Muslims," he said.
Bukhari's supporters then thrashed the journalist in full public glare.
People like him will 'not be tolerated by Muslims at any cost,' the Shahi Imam said before leaving the press conference.
Chisti said he was only seeking a clarification from Bukhari, who had needlessly got provoked. The journalist later filed an FIR against Bukhari and his supporters at Hazratganj kotwali.
Earlier, Bukhari said the September 30 verdict of the Allahabad high court on the Ayodhya title suits was based on faith and was not acceptable to the Muslims.
He said there was no question of evolving a consensus or even holding talks for giving the mosque site for temple construction.
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- Journalist assaulted in Shahi Imam’s media conference by Indian Express
An FIR was lodged against the Shahi Imam on a complaint by Mohammad Abdul Waheed Chisti, the reporter of a Urdu daily, at the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow. The case was registered under sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC.
When Chisti, during the course of the press conference, asked the Imam why he was instigating Muslims against the court order on Ayodhya title suits, the Imam got infuriated, questioned his credentials and alleged that he was an agent of the Congress and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). Calling him a traitor to the cause of the community, the Imam threatened him of dire consequences. Later, the journalist was chased and assaulted.
Alleging that the AIMPLB and the Congress were conspiring to force Muslims to accept the court verdict, Bukhari said it was not based on law, evidence and Constitution but on faith, and would challenge it in the Supreme Court.
When pointed out that senior BJP leader L K Advani has said the verdict was based on the report of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) which had conducted excavations near the disputed site, Bukhari said, "Muslims reject the ASI report with the contempt it deserves. The report was changed to suit the political interests of the Congress. The original report of the ASI was different. After all, the ASI is under the control of the Central government."
- Scribe lodges FIR against Bukhari by Times of India
The maulana, who has been highly critical of the Allahabad high court's judgment on Ayodhya title suit, lost his cool when Chisti reminded him about his earlier stand that Muslims must respect the verdict. Appearing to be in a particularly dark mood, he scowled menacingly at the reporter and brusquely ordered him to be quiet and take his seat.
When Chisti didn't stop, Bukhari ordered the man to hold his tongue or his neck would be broken. " The press conference broke up soon after and Chisti was surrounded by TV crews. This enraged Bukhari further and he charged towards the scribe who had to be rescued by other journalists present there, but not before he was roughed up by Bukhari's men.
- Imam Bukhari’s men attack scribe asking ‘difficult’ questions by DNA
Things were fine till the time Abdul Wahid Chishti, a reporter from an Urdu daily, decided to grill the maulana. As he started asking difficult questions, Bukhari started getting infuriated.
The journalist asked why the entire land, now recognised legally as Ram’s birthplace, should not be handed over to Hindus. He also reasoned that such a land could not be used for a mosque according to Shariat (Islamic law).
This was clearly more than what the shahi imam could put up with. He flew into a fit of anger and started shouting at the journalist. At one point, he even said, “It is because of traitors like you that Babri Masjid was demolished”, andtold the journalist to shut up and leave.
Soon afterwards, Bukhari’s men told him that the journalist was talking to TV channels outside. At this, he leapt out of the conference hall asking his aides to catch hold of the scribe and beat him up.
As his men attacked Chishti, some journalists grappled to stave them off. Bukhari was shouting at the top of his voice threatening the journalist with dire consequences.
“The maulana is a respected cleric, but the way he acted today, it was worse than a hooligan,” Chishti told reporters soon after the melee ended.
He has lodged a criminal case at the local police station, alleging that Bukhari and his men assaulted him and even threatened to kill him.
Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the Ayodhya case, castigated the maulana for “irresponsible” and “shameful” conduct. He said the attack on the scribe was a result of “frustration”.
“The imam is frustrated as his efforts to sell himself as the messiah of Muslims have failed,” Ansari said, calling Bukhari an “opportunist” trying to capitalise on the Ayodhya verdict to serve vested interests.
- Bukhari beats up journalist by Hindustan Times
Infuriated by an inconvenient question on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi verdict, the Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid Ahmad Bukhari slapped and punched a journalist at a press conference in Lucknow on Thursday. He even threatened to kill the journalist, a Muslim, after he asked Bukhari:
“Why you are trying to mislead Muslims when the revenue record of 1,528 indicates that Raja Dashrath palace stood on the (disputed) spot and after the high court verdict that it should be handed over to Ram Lalla (idols of baby Ram)?”
As soon as Abdul Waheed Chishti of the weekly Dastan-e-Awadh asked the question, Bukhari abused him verbally and shouted: “Shut up and sit down, you Congress agent. I will chop your neck off.”
As soon as the press conference was over, the electronic media swooped on Chishti for his reaction.
Bhukhari, standing in a corner of the hotel hall, watched for some time. His men tried to pull Chishti away from the TV cameras but were pushed away by the mediamen. That’s when a seething Bukhari rushed towards Chishti and assaulted him. The police have booked Bukhari for assault.
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- FIR against Imam Bukhari for assault on reporter by Express Buzz
The move followed a complaint by Mohammad Abdul Wahid Chishti, a journalist working for Dastan-e-Awadh daily/ weekly newspaper, published in both Urdu and Hindi, who was beaten up by Bukhari. The Imam also beat up a few other journalists and threatened the media in general to be aware of his power to teach them a lesson if they ever dared to question him about his views.
During the conference, Chishti referred to the land record of 1528, before the construction of the Babri mosque, saying that the Ramjanamsthan belonged to King Dashrath, father of Lord Rama, and when Bukhari had announced before the Allahabad High Court verdict on September 30 that he and the Muslim community would accept the verdict, whatever it might be, then why was he not accepting the verdict now.
At this Bukhari called Chishti an agent of the Congress and of anti-Muslim forces, and loudly abused him.
Subsequently, while some scribes were talking to Chishti about his reference to the 1500 land records, other scribes were talking to Bukhari.
Just then one of the Imam’s supporters informed him that the scribe was telling something about him to media persons. Bukhari immediately rushed towards Chishti and thrashed him, even as he called his supporters to kill the journalist. When some other journalists tried to save Chishti they were also thrashed by Bukhari and some of his supporters. The Imam’s security personnel and even the city police present on the occasion were more interested in protecting him than preventing him from resorting to open violence recorded by the electronic media.
- Shahi Imam's supporters thrash scribe by India Today
Slamming the journalist Bukhari shouted, "You have been sent here as part of a conspiracy. There are thousands like you here. Shut up and sit down."
A little after, Bukhari's men told him that the journalist was talking to TV channels outside. At this, he leapt out of the conference hall asking his aides to catch hold of the reporter and beat him up. Bukhari was shouting at the top of his voice threatening the journalist with dire consequences.
"I have filed an FIR against Shahi Imam. I feel there is a threat to my life. I was assaulted by his supporters. He can cause me harm," Chishti said.
- Urdu Editors Guild condemns attack on Lucknow journalist by TCN News
“Urdu Editors Guild is shocked to see the growing numbers of attack on the working journalists. The recent case in question being of physically assaulting Mr. Abdul Waheed Chishti, a journalist of an Urdu daily, by the Imam of Shahi Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari. It is to be noted that he was involved in a similar attack on another scribe Mr. Yusuf Ansari in the past,” it said in a statement.
Muslim Paper Takes up Hindu Cause, Furthers Oneness
Don't kill cows and don't eat beef - that's the message of harmony a Muslim editor in Uttar Pradesh has been sending out to the community since 1998 when he began a newspaper to bridge divides in the communally sensitive state.
The Daastaan-e-Awadh, which used to be in Urdu but is now in Hindi to reach to more readers, is relentlessly pursuing its tagline of being 'a messenger of communal harmony, democratic and secular values'.
The six-page weekly newspaper published from Lucknow has been carrying in virtually every issue articles calling upon Muslims to join hands against the slaughter of cows that are revered by Hindus and associated with Lord Krishna.
And the man behind it is 49-year-old Abdul Waheed.
"From news reports pertaining to politics, business, sports and other fields, we do ensure to carry at least a write-up on the importance of cows in an edition. In such articles, we appeal to Muslims not to get directly or indirectly involved in killing of cows that are considered sacred in Hinduism," the Daastaan-e-Awadh editor told IANS.
"In our articles, we also condemn killing of cows and even term it anti-Islamic by referring to the basic teaching of Islam that says no one has the right to disrespect religious sentiments of anyone...
"In fact, in the write-ups, Muslims are also reminded about their task to protect sacred entities of different religions," Waheed added.
This is a campaign that the newspaper began in 1998 itself when it was launched. It has continued it since.
In the latest edition, for instance, Waheed, the author of most of the pieces on the issue, has written on how there was a ban on cow slaughter in the Mughal era.
"Several Mughal emperors, besides Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan, had made cow slaughter and beef eating an offence...The emperors did that for communal harmony," said Waheed.
"Despite a ban on sale of beef in many states of the country, I really feel ashamed when I come across news reports pertaining to those caught by police for killing cows in Uttar Pradesh, where cow slaughter has been banned since 1955. I remember that on several occasions, recovery of cow meat has led to communal tension in various parts of the state," he added.
Interestingly, Waheed launched Daastaan-e-Awadh as an Urdu weekly but later transformed it into Hindi as he wanted to cater to a large number of readers.
"When the newspaper was published in Urdu, we had a limited number of readership, which in turn was preventing us from reaching those Muslims, particularly those of younger generation, who are not well-versed in Urdu," said Waheed.
"It was in 2001 that we decided to bring the newspaper in Hindi with the objective of reaching out to more and more people," he recalled.
Asked what prompted him to launch such a newspaper, Waheed replied, "As a journalist I always wanted to use my writing skills for bridging the Hindu-Muslim divide. It was that desire that prompted me to launch the weekly that besides providing the news could also bring the members of the two communities closer."
Run by over 20 Muslim employees, Daastaan-e-Awadh that was earlier circulated only in Lucknow now has 10,000 readers in 14 districts of Uttar Pradesh, including Ghaziabad, Bareilly, Faizabad, Azamgarh, Agra and Shahjahanpur.