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Swami Agnivesh must apologise to Muslims: Punjab Imam

Ludhiana: Swami Agnivesh, who had recently participated in a conference organised by Qadianis at Qadian (Punjab), had reportedly said there that he was happy to participate in that conference, “today I came to know about the true teachings of Islam whereas I had come here with a fierce and dangerous concept of Islam but after coming here I came to know about the true message and teachings of Islam,” he said. excerpts of his speech, published in Urdu newspapers of Punjab, created a wave of anger among Muslims. Punjab’s Shahi Imam and Majlis Ahrar leader, Maulana Habibur Rahman Sani Ludhianvi, taking strong exception to his statement expressed his displeasure and asked him to apologise to Muslims. He said if Swami wants to attend Qadianis’ conference, he may gladly go there but by describing Qadianis as preachers of true Islam he has hurt the feelings of Muslims of the whole world. It may be stated that Swami Agnivesh is very often seen attending and speaking in the meetings of Muslims. In reply to a question, Ahrar leader Maulana Ludhianvi said that Swamiji is a responsible and learned person and he very well knows what is Qadianism but after attending Qadianis meeting he has changed himself like a chameleon which is condemnable.

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This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 January 2011 on page no. 20

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