Journalist roughed up at Jama Masjid imam's news conference in Lucknow

Journalist roughed up at Jama Masjid imam

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-02-20 18:13 Lucknow: A ruckus ensued at a press conference addressed by the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid soon after a journalist was roughed up here. Journalist Naved Siddiqui had asked a question of Imam Bukhari when the latter's guard came and started taking him out of the conference hall. "The press conference of Ahmed Bukhari was going on when I asked him as to who was supporting him in Uttar Pradesh. I just asked Bukhari ji that how much support he enjoyed among clerics of UP, suddenly his guard came and tried to pull me away, saying that he wants to talk to me," Naved told the media. Later on, Bukhari issued an apology on his guard's behalf. "I will look into the matter and I apologise on behalf of anyone who did this," said Imam Bukhari. Bukhari was addressing the press conference after a meeting with Muslim clerics. (ANI)