Hyderabad: The south zone police has convinced a Muslim group to postpone its public meeting on November 28 in the vicinity of Taj Falaknuma which will house delegates of the GES.
A group of local Muslims celebrates Milad-un-Nabi, birthday of Prophet Muhammad, every year at Falaknuma. About 7,000 people attend the meeting where Islamic scholars deliver sermons.
“This year, they had applied for the permission and it was accorded. But as soon we came to know about the dinner being hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Ms. Ivanka Trump and other delegates, we approached the organisers and they agreed to postpone it. We are grateful to them,” said V Satyanarayana, DCP (South).
“The huge gathering posed a security threat as any mischief element might mingle with the crowd and spread unrest,” said the official.
Mr. Syed Saifuddin, one of the organisers of the public meeting, said that Islam spreads the message of peace and harmony. “When the police approached us we readily agreed as we all want peace to prevail,” he said.
He said that the next date of the meeting will be decided after ensuring the programme does not clash with religious events or occasions of other communities....