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Immolation threat: DM, SSP meet Shia leader

india Updated: Jan 29, 2007 02:40 IST
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The DM and the SSP met the president of All India Shia Youth Federation, Fazil Hussain late on Sunday night and requested the Shia leader not to go ahead with his proposed immolation plan.

According to the SSP office, the Shia leader had threatened that he would immolate himself along with his family if the State Government did not allow 953 processions including Shahi Zari procession to be taken out during the month of Moharram.

The Shia leader had fixed the January 28 midnight as the deadline.

Alarmed, the officials of the district administration and the SSP Rajeev Krishna met the Shia leader late on Sunday night and told him that his demand was being considered, the SSP office said.

The Shia leader was told that efforts were on to find an amicable solution.