Another Attack on Mufti Taqi Usmani: According to official he escaped unharmed from a knife attack in Karachi.

ByShehryar Makhdoom
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"All I wanted to do was give him chocolates," Asim Laiq, the man charged with attempting to kill Mufti Taqi Usmani stated. Within a day, several other versions of the storey arose. The police have been unable to make a definitive decision. However, Mufti Taqi Usmani didn't come under criticism for the first time. Another clergyman was killed in an incident a few months earlier.

The guy accused of assaulting Mufti Taqi Usmani claims he merely wanted to give the cleric chocolates. The suspect claims that he was asked by the clergyman to consult on a marital issue as a scholar. However, numerous versions of the tale have surfaced in a single day, leaving the media and the general public befuddled

After obtaining authorization, the individual was searched prior to the meeting, and the guards discovered a knife in his possession. He was brought into custody by the security guards and later turned over to the police officers stationed nearby. The case was then investigated further by the police.

This isn't the only account of what happened. Sources close to Taqi Usmani, a member of the inquiry committee, have since said that after the Friday prayers, Taqi Usmani wanted to meet with the religious scholar to speak and seek guidance on some personal problems, and after seeing him, he pulled out a knife from his pocket.

However, because there were other individuals present, he was swiftly overwhelmed and imprisoned by the crowd until the police arrived.

I brought Taqi Usmani chocolates.

Throughout this time period, just one side of the storey was being spread in the media, however in the late afternoon, the accused 35-year-old attacker Asim Laik's version of the incident surfaced.

In contrast to the other accounts, he states that he approached the scholar to address a private topic concerning his divorce (khula) and sought Mufti Usmani's intellectual counsel on the subject. “I adore her and decided to pay a visit to the scholar for dum (evil eye removal),” the accused explained.

He says to be a committed Taqi Usmani disciple and that he was just there for religious advice.

He even revealed that he had taken with him chocolates to Taqi Usmani, where the knife was inadvertently in his pocket.

The news of the incident quickly spread through the media, and Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed personally contacted and inquired about Mufti Taqi Usmani's health, later tweeting about it.

In a tweet, the minister expressed his "great concern" about the "assault" on the scholar. “Mufti Taqi Usmani is a renowned scholar and Islam's glory. He said, "I pray for his life."

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