New Delhi: Expressing opposition to a common civil code and raising a host of demands including rescue of the missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, the All India Tanzeem Ulema-e-Islam, the apex body of Sufi Sunni Ulema, staged a protest at Jantar Mantar here today.
The demonstrators also tried to march towards Parliament but were stopped by police.
Later, a memorandum addressed to President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other authorities was handed over by its president Maulana Mufti Ashfaq Hussain Qadri to a police officer.
The memorandum stated that "the Law Commission's questionnaire to gauge public opinion on triple talaq and other anti-women practices across religions is a fraud and Islamic society boycott it."
The memorandum also demanded that Home Minister Rajnath Singh directly deal with the case of disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Jung. It demanded that the government ensure his safe return.
The protesters also opposed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's visit to the country.