Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Ashara Mubaraka, Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Imam Husain (SA), organised by the Dawoodi Bohra community, at Indore’s Saifee mosque, Friday. Over one lakh people were present at the event. Modi also met the religious head of Dawoodi Bohra community, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, who had been made a state guest by the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government. Saifuddin felicitated PM Modi after his speech.
This was the second major event organised by the Muslim community that Modi participated in. In 2016 he attended the World Islamic Sufi Conference in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, and his presence was objected to by sections of Muslims, who had accused the PM of trying to divide the community.
Praising the Bohra community, PM Modi said, “My relationship with the Bohra community is an old one. It is my good fortune that I have received the affection of the Bohra community. There is hardly any village in Gujarat where a Bohra trader cannot be found. The community assisted me during my tenure as Gujarat’s chief minister. It is a sheer affection of you people that has brought me here today.” Read More