SYED AHMED BUKHARI

  • Delhi: 19-year-old son is Bukhari's successor as Jama Masjid Shahi Imam 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Nineteen-year-old Shaban Bukhari, son of Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, has been chosen to succeed his father as the 14th Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in the country. Shaban was picked for the influential post due to his "strong inclination" toward humanities besides his religious...
  • BJP files complain against Shahi Imam for openly endorsing Congress April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari for openly endorsing the Congress. The BJP claimed that by openly endorsing the Congress, Bukhari has tried to communalise elections. Bukhari had said that the Congress is the only...
  • Sonia's move to seek Shahi Imam's support will boomerang: Venkaiah April 6, 2014

    BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had called on the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari as she was "frustrated" with the lectoral scenario and predicted her venture would "boomerang". "She is frustrated with the emerging poll scenario. So she called on...
  • Bukhari's appeal to vote for Cong his personal opinion: Jairam Ramesh April 5, 2014

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday described Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari's appeal to Muslims to support Congress as his "personal" opinion and said the electoral battle was between RSS and Congress. "I have been saying it is a battle between the RSS and the Congress. Polarisation was...
  • By meeting Imam, Sonia Gandhi committed 'blunder': Jethmalani April 5, 2014

    Senior Supreme Court advocate Ram Jethmalani on Saturday said Congress President Sonia Gandhi had committed a "blunder" by meeting Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari. Talking to reporters in Madurai, he said Congress spoke about secularism and seek support of Muslim clerics for votes. The party had been following...
  • SP leader Azam Khan urges Syed Ahmed Bukhari to reconsider support to Congress April 5, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has urged Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari to reconsider his decision to support Congress, saying his appeal to Muslims could divide the community. "By an appeal favoring a faint Congress, the strength of the Muslim community or electorate will be fractured and...
  • Kerala: BJP slams Sonia for meeting Bukhari April 5, 2014

    Kochi: Hitting out at Congress President Sonia Gandhi for meeting Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, BJP on Saturday said a "deliberate" attempt was being made to "communalise" the Lok Sabha polls. "A deliberate attempt is being made by Sonia Gandhi to communalise the election," BJP leader Ravi Shankar...
  • Lalu welcomes Bukhari's appeal, demands ban on BJP, RSS April 5, 2014

    RJD President Lalu Prasad on Saturday welcomed Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari's appeal to the Muslims to vote for his party and Congress, and demanded a ban on both the BJP and RSS. "Imam Bukhari has made a patriotic appeal to save the nation. We are seeing divisive...
  • Bukhari declares support for Congress, TMC says can’t trust SP, BSP or BJP April 4, 2014

    Muslim leader Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Friday announced his support for the Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. "I had a detailed discussion with Congress president Sonia Gandhi on various issues related to Muslims. I announce my support for the Congress for the general elections," said Bukhari. He said that it's...
  • Mamata will make a better PM for secular India, says Syed Ahmed Bukhari February 24, 2014

    Ahead of Lok Sabha election, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday received a shot in the arm when Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Monday lauded her work for the minorities in West Bengal, and said she would make a better prime minister for secular...
  • Poll code violation case: Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid fails to appear in court December 10, 2013

    The Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Tuesday failed to appear before a court in Muzaffarnagar in a case related to alleged violation of model code of conduct during 2007 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Chief Judicial Magistrate KP Singh in September had issued non bailable warrant against...
  • Jama Masjid Shahi Imam prevented from visiting slain DSP's house March 4, 2013

    Deoria: Delhi's Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari was prevented this afternoon from heading towards the native village of DSP Zia-ul-Haq who was killed by a mob last Saturday. The cleric was stopped in Gauri Bazar area as a precautionary measure while he was on way to police officer's...
  • Muslim quota should be population based: Bukhari January 28, 2012

    Lucknow: In a major setback for Congress in pollbound Uttar Pradesh, Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Saturday rejected their Muslim subquota of 4.5 per cent and supported the Samajwadi Party for the upcoming polls in the state. "I don't agree with 4.5 per cent reservation formula...
  • Team Anna meet Jama Masjid imam Bukhari August 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare's associates Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi met Jama Masjid imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari in New Delhi after he expressed unhappiness over their failure to involve Muslims into their campaign, but failed to break ice with the cleric. Bukhari had expressed strong resentment and sought to know...
  • Muslim clerics blast Shabana Azmi October 29, 2006

    Lucknow: Even as the veil controversy in Britain refuses to die down, Muslim clerics here have sharply reacted to veteran Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi's statement that Quran does not make it mandatory for a woman to cover her face. "It has become a fashion of sorts for some Indian Muslims to...