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Allama Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri denied Indian visa

- January 12, 2014 - Updated 240 PKT - From Web Edition

NEW DELHI: Allama Dr Muhammed Tahir-ul-Qadri's visit to India Saturday met with a set back as New Delhi refused him a visa for reasons known better to Intelligence Bureau (IB), Geo News reported.


Canada-based Pakistani scholar Qadri, who is the chief of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek, was scheduled to address at least 40 events in India over a month.


MQI, in a statement issued, expressed utmost dismay over Indian government's decision as Qadri had visited the country several times before.


The visa denial has left Qadri's hosts, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Mumbai and Minhaj-ul-Quran International (India), distraught and his followers disappointed.


"It is shocking as Dr Qadri has millions of followers in India, and it is not the first time he is visiting the country", said an MQI spokesperson.


The statement further added that all the programs were organized after MQI (India) and ORF held talks with the Indian home minister.


ORF Mumbai's chairman Sudheendra Kulkarni, along with MQI (India)'s president Rafeeq Ahmed Khan, called on Indian home minister Sushilkumar Shinde last week and briefed him on Qadri's background.


"Shinde promised us that he would hold a meeting with officials and try to sort out the issue," said Khan.


Kulkarni, while talking to reporters, said, "Officials in the home ministry told us that Dr Qadri's visa has been denied because of Intelligence Bureau's (IB) note. We were not informed on what grounds the IB has issued the note in question."


Kulkarni added that, since Qadri is a well-known figure and during his last visit to India in 2012 he had addressed huge rallies, it was surprising that the officials were delaying clearance of his visa.

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Dr qadri ji/You are a good actor.Infact you claim yourself as a sunni.Unless u answer specific questions posed to you{ Mr Tahir}in numerous internet sites,only a fool can come into your trap.Stop your one way lectures and answer Specific questions posed to u in Don't mislead innocent people.Prove innocent yourself first Mr Lawyer(worthy to be labelled only as a Satanic /Munafiq/Lier.)

abdul mannan
Dr.Tahir Sahab is tre messenger of peace & huminity in recent world.Many Muslims on this Earth donot know the meaning of Bidat-e-Hasna though every muslim is involved in Bidath.Huminity is the soul of islam.

Sayyed Mohd.Saqlain
Wo kehtey na k jesey dekhe to allaha yaad aye wo janab Dr. Tahirul sb. Hai insha allaha humko mout se pehle ek baar allaha Mila de ameen.aur AAP India zarur ayen yahan bhout log aapko bepanha mouhabat kartey hai

shujat aziz
Salam even our other religious brothers welcome the great scholor its unfortunate few of them oppose its only due to jealousy may allah show them the right path Ameen

Well done India. Tahir ul Qadri is a complete fraud, with a following of dumb/blind people who have never bothered studying their own religion. He should be banned all over the globe.

Safeer Shah
United Kingdom
We would like to organize an address of Dr. Muhammad tahir ul qadri saheb in Latur. (Maharashtra state, India) We need his immense support to spread Humanity among us.

Dr. Jamdade Santosh
Brother mushtaq before you talk about any scholar of Islam you should figure out where you stand. Think about your self. Oh let me guess you do not have time to think about yourself.

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