Deendar Anjuman

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Deendar Anjuman
Formation 1924
Founder Syed Siddique Hussain
Type Religious
Purpose Religious studies
Headquarters Asif Nagar, Hyderabad, India
Region served
India, Saudi Arabia & Pakistan
President
Fuqra-E-Deendar Anjuman
Affiliations Sunni Sufism
Website http://www.deendar.org/introduction.html
Declared an unlawful association by India

Deendar Anjuman is an Islamic religious organisation founded in Hyderabad, India. The group was banned for carrying out multiple bomb blasts in churches and carrying out a hate campaign against the Christian community.

History[edit]

The Deendar Anjuman was founded in 1924 by Hazrat Siddique Deendar Channa Basaveshwara Qibla (also known as Syed Siddique Hussain) in Gadag town of Karnataka. He claimed to be the reincarnation of Channa Basaveshwara, a Hindu deity primarily worshipped by the Lingayats and converted Hindus to Islam. He moved to Hyderabad where the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, Osman Ali Khan, recognised him as a spiritual leader and gifted him a five-acre estate from where he could continue to propagate Islam.[1]

The group was first banned in May 2001 for engineering serial bomb blasts in Church premises in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Goa, and carrying out a hate campaign against the Christian community.[2] The group founder Siddique, hated Christians after the British government in 1934 jailed Siddiqui and 18 of his followers for indulging in inflammatory speeches and writings.[3]

In October 2007 the ban was extended and the group declared an unlawful association under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for "indulging in activities which are pre-judicial to the security of the country having the potential to disturb peace and communal harmony and to disrupt the secular fabric of the country".[4]

The prime accused in this Church bombings case was Ziaul Hassan who was the son of Syed Siddique Hussain. Zia-ul-Hassan was a Pakistani citizen[5] and used to visit Hyderabad once in a while. But he recently died in Mardan, Pakistan(Sep 2009).[citation needed] The case is still pending in the Supreme Court of India.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/little-known-religious-sect-with-pak-links-implicated-in-andhra-karnataka-bomb-blasts/1/246242.html
  2. ^ "The Hindu : Deendar Anjuman banned". Hinduonnet.com. 2001-05-04. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Cult for the communal". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  4. ^ "Deendar Anjuman declared unlawful - Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  5. ^ "Church serial blasts: 11 get death - Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2016-12-09.