Maulana Saad Kandhalvi returns to Delhi


Indian Tabligh Jamaat leader Maulana Saad Kandhalvi finally returned to Delhi on Saturday as he was obstructed to join the 53rd Biswa Ijtema began on Friday.He left Dhaka by a flight of Indian Jet Airways, sources at the immigration of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport said.

Earlier on Wednesday, a large number of Tabligh Jamaat men put barricade on Airport Road intersection from 12 noon to 4:30 pm protesting the arrival of the Indian Tabligh Jamaat scholar to take part in the Biswa Ijtema following his controversial comments about religious issues, creating huge tailbacks in the area.

He was scheduled to join the first phase of the 53rd Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslim community after holy hajj, to be held on January 12-14 on the bank of the Turag River in Tongi.