Shia Waqf Board Chairman Wasim Rizvi  had received a threat call from a man, claiming to be an aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, who threatened to kill him and his family.

 Rizvi filed complaint, the Lucknow police has lodged an FIR and initiated a probe.

"I received the call last night in which caller took the name of Dawood and threatened to blow me up and my family for my stand on madrassa education and other issues," Rizvi Said.

The caller refused to identify himself but asked me to seek apology from 'Maulanas' (Muslim clericals) claiming Dawood Ibrahim was annoyed, Rizvi said.

The Shia Waqf Board chairman said that he had informed the police and also given the caller's phone number with audio clip which was recorded during call.

Rizvi had last week written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath suggesting that madrassas should be shut down as the Islamic institutions bred terrorists.

In October, Rizvi had met the Art of Living founder in Bengaluru and apprised him of the Shia Board's stand that a Ram temple should be built at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was that time holding mediation talks on the Ayodhya issue.

Rizvi has also supported the BJP government on the Triple Talaq issue.



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