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Sharif defies govt, back as Jame-e-Uloom boss

india Updated: Sep 22, 2006 00:11 IST

THE COMMITTEE headed by Mohammed Ismail Sayeed Sharif has again taken over the administrative control of the oldest seminary of the city, Jame-e-Uloom, at Patkapur.

It has been done in violation of the State Government orders passed on Tuesday asking Taj Khushro to take over as manager of the madarsa.

The State Government’s orders, passed in favour of Khushro, held Ismail Sayeed Sharif’s appointment as manager of the madarsa as illegal. Earlier, the Waqf Board appointed Sharif as manager of the madarsa.

However, just after 48 hours of the order, Khushro was forcibly removed from the madarsa. The Khushro faction held a powerful leader of the ruling party, who is planning to contest the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha elections from the Generalganj constituency, responsible for the incident.

On Tuesday night, when Taj Khushro took over the charge of the madarsa, he was held hostage by the supporters of his rival faction.

During the entire episode, the local police remained a mute spectator.

On Thursday morning, the display board containing the name of Khushro as manager was removed. Another board carrying the name of Ismail Sayeed Sharif as manager of Jame-e-Uloom was put up there.

In another major development, the oldest member of the management committee Maulana Wakil Ahmad was directed to vacate the madarsa. A notice written on a plain paper, stating that he had lost his relevance for the madarsa, was handed over to him.

However, Maulana Vakil Ahmad pointed out that Ismail Sayeed Sharif had no right to serve any notice on him.

Besides, the management committee that took over the administrative control of the Madrasa on Thursday lodged a case of robbery against Khushro and his eight supporters at the Pheelkhana police station.

A security in-charge of the Madarsa and known supporter of the Sharif faction Shamshul Hassan lodged a complaint against Taj Khushro, Dr Ishrat Siddiqui, Jawad Sami, Rufi Waki, Akil Ahmad, Karam Ali, Akhlaq Ahmad and Haji Shaukat and others.