Mangaluru: Prominent Muslim Scholar and Qazi of Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Shivamoga districts, Alhaj P M Ibrahim Musliyar Bekal passed away on Thursday morning here in the city. He was 71.

He is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters.

Qazi Musliyar had served as the state president of Sunni Jamiyatul Ulama. He was also the Principal of Jamia Sadiya Arabia Shariat College. He was also the Central Committee member of the Samstha Ulama organisation.

Qazi Musliyar also served as Chief Editor of Al Ansar newspaper.

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Mangaluru:Former Congress MLA Mohiuddin Bava on Wednesday claimed he received a call from an unknown person objecting to his participation in the ongoing Navaratri celebrations at a temple here.

Bava, who had represented from Mangaluru North segment, said he has lodged a police complaint about it.

The Congress leader said he visited the Gurupura Ambika Annapoorneshwari temple at Bajpe here and took part in the rituals following an invite by its priest.

Later, he got a call from a man, who identified himself as Anil from Mumbai and raised objections to his visit, saying It's not Nehru period, it's a Modi period, Bava alleged.

"A Muslim should not go to the temple, a beef eater and Muslim should not visit temple," the caller had told him, he claimed, adding the conversation was recorded by him.

Bava said he told the caller that he went to the temple on invitation and added he had not differentiated between communities in his political life.