#WaseemRizvi

12 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Supreme Court on Monday termed a petition filed by former UP Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi seeking removal of 26 verses from the holy Quran. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)

  • Former UP Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi had alleged the religion was drifting away from the basic tenets
  • The plea of Rizvi has drawn massive backlash with several Muslim outfits
  • Last month, an FIR was registered in Bareilly against Rizvi for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Muslims

New Delhi, Apr 12 (PTI) The Supreme Court Monday termed as "absolutely frivolous" a petition filed by former UP Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi seeking removal of 26 verses from holy ...

16 March.Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
Former Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi has filed a plea in Supreme Court seeking the removal of 26 'aayats' (verses) from Quran. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • The FIR was registered at the Kotwali police station in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly on Monday evening
  • Chairman of the Raja Action Committee, Maulana Afroz Raja Qadri, claimed sectarian forces were operating behind Rizvi
  • On Sunday, members of the Muslim community held a protest in Lucknow against Rizvi

16 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Waseem Rizvi is the former chairman of the UP Shia Central Wakf Board. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @shiawaqfboard)

  • Waseem Rizvi, former chairman of the UP Shia Central Wakf Board, is being criticised by Muslim organisations 
  • He recently pleaded to the Supreme Court asking to remove 26 verses from the Holy Quran
  • According to the petition, these verses incite violence and were added to the holy book later

15 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Wasim Rizvi alleged in a PIL filed in the Supreme Court that some 26 verses of Quran were inserted by Hazrat Abu Bakr, Hazrat Umar and Hazrat Usman, the first three caliphs. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Wasim Rizvi has filed a plea in Supreme Court seeking the removal of 26 'aayats' (verses) from Quran
  • He said that these verses are used by terrorists to promote jihad
  • Rizvi’s petition is yet to be admitted but it has already created a storm across the Shia-Sunni divide with clerics hitting out at him