In a serious improvement, the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) performed raids at three places in Thanjavur of Tamil Nadu on Saturday. The searches had been performed on the residences of Abdul Khader, a two-wheeler mechanic adopted by Ahmed, primarily based on clues from Abdul Khader who was arrested in 2021 for reportedly being part of a Khilafat motion (initially, a protest from virtually 100 years in the past to reinstall the Caliph on the head of the waning Ottoman empire), and one other individual particularly – Mannai Baba, who was reportedly underneath custody 4 months in the past.
NIA’s searches see native protests; native police steps in
The searches had been carried out for no less than 5 hours. Additional investigation is presently underway. As per sources, each Abdul Khader and Mannai Baba have been accused of spreading false rumours on social media. As per experiences, a big crowd had gathered outdoors Khader and Ahmed’s residence quickly after the NIA raids, and protested in opposition to the apex company officers.
The native police had reportedly reached the places to manage the scenario. Reviews additionally mentioned that the Aadhaar Playing cards and cell phones of each the accused have been confiscated by the NIA.
Notably, on September 2021, NIA had arrested Mannai Baba together with with Mohammed Iqbal of Madurai and others in Tiruvarur for conspiracy within the title of fundamentalist group ‘Hizb-Ut-Tahrir’ to determine Islamic State or the Khilafat Motion in India. As per experiences, that they had conspired by creating a number of profiles on varied social media platforms by spreading posts that go in opposition to the sovereignty of the nation. The closed-door conferences had been reportedly held in numerous elements of Tamil Nadu which embody districts like Erode, Salem, Madurai, and Thanjavur.
What’s historical past of the Khilafat motion?
The unique Khilafat motion arose within the yr 1919 in an effort to salvage the Ottoman caliph as a logo of unity among the many Muslim group in India in the course of the British Raj. The leaders of the motion had joined fingers with Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation motion for Indian freedom, in return for receiving help for the Khilafat motion. Nevertheless, the motion fell aside after the abolition of the caliphate in 1924.