Karnataka, Bangalore New Updates: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri, in a video released on Tuesday, spoke about the hijab controversy in India and called on Muslims in the subcontinent to fight the perceived aggression against Islam “intellectually, using the media and with weapons on the battlefield”. Zawahiri praised Muskan Khan, the student Mandya who raised slogans of Allah-hu-Akbar after being arrested by a group of men wearing saffron shawls last February.
Reacting to this, Muskan Khan’s father, Mohammed Hussain, said: “We don’t know who he is and why he is involved in an issue in my country.” “I don’t even know who he is and it’s wrong to take my daughter’s name. I am happy in my country. We don’t need them (Al-Qaeda) to talk about the problems of our country. They only spoil our peace,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) launched digital passes on mobile for passengers on Wednesday. Also, Karnataka Police debunked the theory Home Minister Araga Jnanendra over a recent murder case in Bengaluru. Separately, more than four years after activist journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by men on motorbikes outside her home here, the trial in the case is scheduled to begin May 27, the prosecution attorney said.