According to a report published by Al Jazeera Arabic on June 19, Hindus killed a Maulvi in Siwan (Bihar). “Social media sites are buzzing with photographs of the imam of the mosque of Jeddah after he was assassinated by Hindus who decapitated him while he was sleeping in a mosque in the town of Khalispur in Siwan, eastern India,” the image in the tweet reads in Arabic. The hashtag “Justice of Imam Siwan” is used to ask for an investigation into the killing and hold the killers accountable. (Google Translate was used for this translation.)
However, Al Jazeera Arabic was exposed by Shams Tabrez Qasami editor of Millat Times who replied to the tweet by Al Jazeera Arabic by calling it ‘Fake News.’
The truth behind the killing of Maulvi in Siwan
The reality behind the death of Maulvi in district Siwan of Bihar is far from what Aj Jazeera has claimed. The incident occurred on the night of June 9 and June 10, 2022, in Khalispur of Muffassil Police Station area, district Siwan (Bihar). A maulvi identified as 85-years-old Safi Ahmed was found murdered by the locals in the mosque.
According to Jagran’s report, he was assassinated under the guise of personal hatred over a plot of property. According to a station in charge, Vinod Kumar Singh, a case was filed in the situation after family members complained, and an investigation was launched. Ahmed was involved in a land ownership dispute.
On the morning of June 10, when the sweeper came to clean the mosque, the locals learned of the murder. He raised the alarm and alerted the nearby residents after seeing the dead body. The event was reported to the police, who took charge of the body and transported it to Sadar Hospital for a post-mortem.
Maulvi’s son exposed the truth:
Maulvi’s son Ashfaq Ahmed said in a statement that they had an ancestral residence in the hamlet. The wedding of Safi’s eldest brother’s grandson took place on May 22. Umar Ahmed, his older uncle, requested them to leave so that visitors could come and stay for the wedding.
When they returned to the house after the wedding, one of their rooms was locked. The uncle refused to let Ashfaq and his father into the house and threatened to murder them. The problem was eventually brought before the Panchayat, but they were unable to obtain justice. His family had already won a favourable ruling from the court five months prior. The previous legal battle lasted five years.
Safi planned to approach Janta Darbar at the Police Station on Saturday after they were barred from entering their lodgings. On Thursday, he notified his boys about it. Safi had gone to the roof to sleep because the chamber in the mosque was too hot to sleep in. He was afterwards assassinated by unknown assailants.