India ‘far better’ place for Muslims, says man once wrongly branded terrorist

'No Muslim is feeling ashamed of living in India'

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:January 4, 2016 9:35 am
muslims in india, muslims in pakistan, indian muslims, india news Mufti Abdul Qayyum Mansuri. (Express Archives)

Mufti Abdul Qayyum Mansuri, sentenced to death in the 2002 Akshardham temple attack case, but later acquitted the Supreme Court in May 2014, on Sunday said India was “far better” for Muslims and any Islamic country, including Pakistan.

“No Muslim is feeling ashamed of living in India,” Mansuri said at a function, organised to by a private trust to dedicate a diary to him.

Recalling his days in jail, Mansuri said, “When a prisoner is freed from jail, his past always haunt him.”

“It was more of Hindu friends and lawyers who defended and supported me more than the Muslims,” he said.
Lauding the work of Sarvoday Youth Welfare Society, which honoured him, he said he would be always ready to offer service to people across religious and community lines.

Natubhai Parmar, president of the society, said every year, for 27 years, the group dedicates its diary to a prominent personality.

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    Sirius
    Jan 4, 2016 at 5:25 am
    How very intolerant ? : “It was more of Hindu friends and lawyers who defended and supported me more than the Muslims,”
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      Chandan Singh
      Jan 5, 2016 at 9:18 am
      About intolerence...
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        jai singh
        Jan 6, 2016 at 9:08 am
        yea that's wat u want
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          kulaputra kulaputra
          Jan 4, 2016 at 6:17 am
          Mitra ji, Wake up. This article is being published now, not in some India somewhere else.
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            kulaputra kulaputra
            Jan 4, 2016 at 6:18 am
            Where are all the muslim sympathisers shouting intolerance today ? Packed up for the day or still on leave ?
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              manoj
              Jan 4, 2016 at 11:05 am
              Mr. Manish You would need to walk on feet only to travel. all other mode needs fuel, which is produced in Muslim countries. Are you doing that. You might be correct to some extent. But do not force a normal man to become a terrorist.
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                Me Marathi
                Jan 4, 2016 at 6:33 am
                You are b@stard p!!g porki jihadi eunuch. Your comments stinks and is apt for jihadi osama and ur family members. Go and eff your ma and sis you punk.
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                  Me Marathi
                  Jan 4, 2016 at 5:00 am
                  Let mansuri pee on the face of aamir, srk , farah , farhan, kabir, naseeruddin and their fanatic supporters.
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