Muslim youth sent to jail for offering ‘azan’ at 250-year-old mosque in India

A Muslim man was arrested and sent to jail on Saturday for offering ‘azan’ at a 250-year-old mosque in India’s Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli.

Umar Qureshi was booked under IPC section 505 (promoting enmity) and IT Act following a complaint by a representative of a village head.

The police claimed that Qureshi went to the site on Friday and tried to perform prayers, thereby violating a 1940 British order.

The structure, referred to by Muslims as a Mughal-era mosque, stands today despite being partly destroyed over time.

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