Narendra Modi in Indore highlights: Bohra community contributing to ‘Mission of Vikas’, says PM

Narendra Modi in Indore highlights: In 2016 he attended the World Islamic Sufi Conference in Vigyan Bhawan and his presence was objected to by sections of Muslims, who had accused the PM of trying to divide the community.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 14, 2018 2:19:44 pm
Narendra Modi in Indore LIVE updates: Bohra community contributing to 'Mission of Vikas', says PM Narendra Modi in Indore: PM said, “Imam Hussein was martyred for peace and justice.” (ANI photo)

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

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PM Modi addresseds Dawoodi Bohra event in Indore today. Follow highlights below

12:35 (IST) 14 Sep 2018
Watch | PM Modi leaves from Indore's Saifee mosque after attending 'Ashara Mubaraka'
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Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin felicitates PM Modi at Saifee mosque
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12:08 (IST) 14 Sep 2018
Bohra Community assisted me during my tenure as Gujarat CM: PM Modi

PM Modi said, "My relationship with 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."

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11:55 (IST) 14 Sep 2018
Imam Hussein was martyred for peace and justice: PM Modi

PM Modi said, "You have imbibed the holy message of Imam Hussein within you and have sent it across the World. Imam Hussein was martyred for peace and justice. He raised his voice against injustice. This lesson by him is more important today than it was earlier."

11:44 (IST) 14 Sep 2018
Watch | PM Modi addresses Dawoodi Bohra community
11:42 (IST) 14 Sep 2018
Watch | Dawoodi Bohra community sing religious hymn at Saifee mosque
11:41 (IST) 14 Sep 2018
Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin addresses gathering
11:38 (IST) 14 Sep 2018
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11:19 (IST) 14 Sep 2018
PM Modi arrives at Saifee Mosque in Indore to address Dawoodi Bohra event
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PM Modi arrives in Indore, Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomes him at airport
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Welcome to our LIVE  blog. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Dawoodi Bohra event in Indore today. Over 1 lakh people are expected to attend the event. Follow to get the latest updates.

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Ashara Mubaraka is the biggest annual event organised by Dawoodi Bohras. Ashara is a 10-day period at the beginning of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, when the sacrifices of Imam Hussein and others at the battle of Karbala are remembered. It is observed by Shias.

The Dawoodi Bohras, a Shia sect, are known to be an educated and affluent community. It was recently in the news over female genital mutilation (FGM), and Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi’s statements asking the community to stop the practice or the government would make them do it. A few months later, her ministry told the Supreme Court that there was no data on FGM in India.