Mumbai security men attack rival Islamic leader’s sons during holy month of Ramadan

Published: July 4, 2014

Members of Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community gather to participate in the final prayer ceremony in the presence of their new spiritual leader Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade


Mumbai  — Private security personnel allegedly assaulted the sons of a self-proclaimed Muslim religious leader while they were praying at a south Mumbai  mausoleum Friday.

According to a complaint with the local police station and medical reports from Sir J.J. Hospital, the trio – sons of Syedna (a title similar to Catholicism’s Pope) Khuzaima Qutbuddin, a self-proclaimed religious leader of the Shia Islam Dawoodi Bohra community – were physically assaulted, pushed around and attacked with a blunt object while paying respects at the Raudat Tahera mausoleum where the 51st and 52nd former Syednas are laid to rest.

The three — Shahzada Abdeali, Shahzada Husain and Shahzada Aziz — also registered police complaints about the incident.

In a statement to media, the sons said they were physically prevented by some unruly elements and members of the Burhani Guards’ “Jehadi group,” currently under the control of the sons of the late Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who died in January.

The victims sought police protection, which was given, but when they returned to the mausoleum they only faced more aggression at the hands of the Burhani Guards’ personnel.

Police later detained three personnel of the Burhani Guards.

The victims’ father, Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin, has filed a suit in Bombay High Court staking claim to the post of Syedna while asking to restrain the reigning Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, son of the late Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, from acting as the Dawoodi Bohra community head (Syedna). The suit is currently pending.

Friday’s incident, which took place during the holy month of Ramadan, has upset the peace-loving Dawoodi Bohra community.

IANS 2014-07-04 21:34:03


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Readers Comments (0)

Comments are closed.


tallest man-India-desi

India’s tallest man spends his days in a cage-like structure posing for photos at an amusement park

VANCOUVER DESI Life is not easy for India’s tallest man Dharmendra Singh, who stands at 8-ft 1-inch, his height being the biggest barrier for his career and…
Continue Reading »


Four hospitalized after apparent Surrey street race ends with car wedged under semi-trailer

VANCOUVER DESI Surrey RCMP say a street race nearly turned deadly when one car narrowly veered around a stopped semi-truck in a busy intersection and…
Continue Reading »

indian summer

It’s so hot in India right now the roads are literally melting

At least 1,100 dead in month-long heatwave THE ASSOCIATED PRESS & NATIONAL POST STAFF It’s so hot in India right now that the streets are…
Continue Reading »


Aga Khan

PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual…
Continue Reading »

Organizers say Women’s World Cup won’t be tarnished despite FIFA corruption charges

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The ongoing FIFA corruption scandal won’t tarnish the Women’s World Cup, say the Canadian Soccer Association and Canada’s sports minister….
Continue Reading »

Corruption charges put sponsors of Women’s World Cup in tight spot: expert

By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Corruption allegations against senior FIFA officials have put sponsors of the upcoming Women’s World Cup in Canada…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

Aga Khan

PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual…
Continue Reading »


‘Stateless’ man argues deportation to India before Court of Appeal

TOM SPEARS OTTAWA CITIZEN Deepan Budlakoti, born and raised in Canada, has no citizenship anywhere. But that doesn’t make him “stateless,” a lawyer for Citizenship…
Continue Reading »

Vancouver Ross Street Sikh Temple

Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
Continue Reading »

Desi cop viral video

Video shows a young cop being thrashed by four men for drinking on duty

VANCOUVER DESI A video clip showing a cop being beaten up for drinking on duty in India is going viral, according to newswire Press Trust of…
Continue Reading »

Best city to live in North America

Vancouver is one of the world’s most livable cities — but it’s also ‘mind-numbingly boring': The Economist

NATIONAL POST STAFF Vancouver is among the world’s most “mind-numbingly boring” cities, The Economist has declared. Check out photos of the World’s most livable cities 2015…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood Latest


Would you like to spend an evening with Bollywood actor Anupam Kher?

VANCOUVER DESI If you loved the comical ‘pops’ in Bollywood film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, or hated the ruthless ‘Dr. Dang’ in Karma, you wouldn’t want to…
Continue Reading »

Tabu and Irrfan Khan attend the opening ceremony of the International Film Festival of India Tuesday. Submitted photo

Bollywood actress Tabu will bring whole new energy to upcoming film Fitoor

IANS Mumbai – Tabu, who has replaced veteran actress Rekha in “Fitoor”, will bring a whole new energy to her part in the movie, director…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood designer-actress

Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor visits ‘Baaghi’ set ahead of shoot

IANS Mumbai – Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who will be seen playing the lead in Sajid Nadiadwala’s “Baaghi” starring Tiger Shroff, took time out from her…
Continue Reading »