On June 5, the Allahabad High Court rejected anticipatory bail for Muslim scholar Maulana Syed Mohammad Shabibul Husaini, accused of issuing a fatwa towards the previous Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Jitendra Narayan Singh Tyagi (previously Waseem Rizvi) after he transformed to Sanatan Dharma after renouncing Islam.
Waseem Rizvi filed a criticism towards Husaini on March 18, 2023. The complainant knowledgeable the police that the accused stated, ‘As the killing of Salman Rushdie is necessary; similarly, the killing of Rizvi is also necessary.’ Moreover, it was reported that the Muslim scholar had acknowledged that killing Waseem Rizvi on his YouTube channel was fascinating, uttering the phrases – Katl Wajib Hai.
The complainant alleged that the Maulana had issued the fatwa inciting Muslims towards him, conspiring to kill him as he accepted Sanatan Dharma and renounced Islam. Furthermore, he submitted that he has acquired loss of life threats since Husaini uploaded the video on YouTube.
Husaini was booked u/s 115, 120B, 153A, 153B, 386, 504, 505 (2), 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 66 of the Information Technology Act (IT Act). The accused had sought anticipatory bail within the case contending that he is harmless and is being falsely implicated.
Waseem Rizvi Renounces Islam
On December 6, 2021, Waseem Rizvi renounced Islam and accepted Sanatan Dharma at Devi Dasna Temple in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. He had additionally stated that his physique have to be handed over to his buddy Mahant Narsinghanand Saraswati of Dasna temple, and he ought to gentle his pyre. Before quitting Islam, Rizvi made many makes an attempt to reform the faith. However, this infuriated the Islamists, and prize cash was declared for beheading him.
It is pertinent to word that, in 2021, Congress chief Rashed Khan supplied a bounty of Rs 50 lakh for beheading Rizvi after he renounced Islam. Rashed Khan had additionally supplied authorized assist for one who beheads Rizvi. Another Congress chief from Hyderabad, Feroze Khan, had additionally supplied a bounty of 50 lakh rupees for beheading Rizvi.
In January 2018, Rizvi wrote letters to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting them to abolish madrasas. He had stated some madrasas act as breeding grounds for terrorists. This infuriated Bareilly-based Islamist outfit All India Faizan-e-Madina Council (AIFMC) a lot that it introduced a bounty of Rs 10,00,786 and a free Haj journey for anybody who brings them Rizvi’s head.
“He (Wasim Rizvi) poses a danger and could ruin the communal harmony and social fabric of the country. We demand the state government immediately terminate his services as Shia Waqf Board president. If he doesn’t apologise for his statement, our organisation will behead him and we will award the person responsible with a cash prize as well as a free Haj trip,” Moeen Siddiqui Noori, head of the AIFMC, had stated.
In January 2020, Rizvi advocated a inhabitants management regulation, “Some people believe that childbirth is a natural process and should not be interfered with. To give birth to more children like animals is harmful to society and country. It will be good for the country if a law is implemented for population control.”
In March 2021, Rizvi filed a petition within the Supreme Court requesting the court docket to take away 26 verses from the Quran, which he stated promoted violence and terrorism. He argued that these 26 verses weren’t within the unique Quran and have been added later. However, the Supreme Court had dismissed his petition. Earlier, he had launched a Quran with out these 26 verses.
He had additionally requested the federal government to make educating the brand new Quran obligatory in madrasas. He has supported many progressive concepts, just like the abolition of Triple Talaq, which infuriated the maulanas. Multiple fatwas have been issued towards him.