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HC allows Pak scholar to deliver second speech

The High Court on Friday permitted Pakistani scholar Tahirul Qadri to deliver his second speech in the city on Saturday.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai |
March 17, 2012 2:09:19 am

The High Court on Friday permitted Pakistani scholar Tahirul Qadri to deliver his second speech in the city on Saturday.

The order came after public prosecutor Pandurang Pol told the court that the first speech,on Thursday,had been organised peacefully and no untoward incident had taken place. The court also asked city organisation,Raza Academy — which opposed his visit — to ensure protests against his arrival are peaceful. The academy had moved HC with concerns that Qadri may deliver anti- India speeches,and make provocative statements on sensitive issues such as Kashmir. The organisers also gave a copy of his speech on Thursday to the court,along with recordings of the event.

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