New Delhi: All India Imam Organisation chief Umer Ahmed Ilyasi has been granted Y+ category security after he received multiple threats after he termed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat as the ‘Father of the Nation’.
Ilyasi met Shri Mohan Bhagwat on September 22 and called him ‘Rashtra Pita’ and added that the RSS Sarsanghchalak had visited Madarsa Tajweedul Quran in north Delhi at his invitation.
“I thank the Government of India for the Y+ category security which has been granted by the Ministry of Home Affairs,” Ilyasi told ANI, adding that he still stands by what he had said.
Iliyasi further said that he had been receiving threats over the phone from England, Dubai and Kolkata and following this, he lodged a case at Tilak Lane police station, and also gave this information to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat and other senior functionaries of the RSS met Umar Ahmed Ilyasi at a mosque in New Delhi. The meeting was held at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and lasted for more than an hour.
“Ever since Mohan Bhagwat has come to our mosque, I have been getting threatening calls continuously. I received a threatening call from England on 23 September saying that now you will burn in the fire of Hell. You will not be alive,” Ilyasi told ANI.
“I called Mohan Bhagwat to the mosque and called him ‘Rashtra-pita’ & ‘Rashtra-Rishi’, so I am being threatened. Some fundamentalists do not like peace, love, or peace in the country, these are the same people,” he stated.
He stated that he is not going to bow down to these threats and that he will not take back his statement. (ANI)