Special prayer held in Kolkata for al-Qaeda chief Bin Laden

Posted on May 7, 2011


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Kolkata, 6 May : The Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan mosque here, Maulana Nurur Rehman Barkati and his followers today held a special Friday prayer for the ”peace of the soul” of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

“The special prayer was held as Laden was not given a proper burial and his bullet-riddled body was thrown into the sea in total disrespect of Islam. It was held for the peace of his soul,” All-India Minority Forum president and a well known Trinamool Congress leader Idris Ali, who took part in the prayer, said.

There were placards at the prayer meet reading ”Disrespect to Holy Quran is intolerable”, he said.

A large number of policemen were deployed around the mosque at Dharamtollah in central Kolkata. န Photos : Reuters

Source: Bengal Newz online portal