News Articles: Legal

These are a collection of articles that have been published in newspapers and magazines (online and print) about the Bombay High Court Declaratory Suit and the Gujarat High Court case. They include issues about succession, framing of issues, etc. The articles are a mix of English and Gujarati. Press reports linked to from this site contain solely the opinions of the report authors/anchors, and the contents therein are not endorsed by the Office of Syedna Taher Fakhruddin Saheb.

Salman acquittal, beef ban, Maggi dominated Maha legal scene

2 January 2016

"...The high court also began final hearing into a suit filed by Khuzaima Qutbuddin, who claims to be the 53rd Dai al-Mutlaq and head of the Dawoodi Bohra community, seeking to be declared as the Syedna. ..." BS - 1st January 2016

'Late Syedna was less alert in sunset yrs'

27 August 2015

"...Khuzaima Qutbuddin (74) was being cross examined during the trial before Justice Gautam Patel in a suit filed by him to be declared the spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohras. Burhanuddin died on January 17, 2014, at the age of 102..." TOI - 26th August 2015

Other side was once disrespectful to me, Qutbuddin tells high court

26 August 2015

"...Qutbuddin is being cross examined in the HC in a suit filed by him, saying that he be declared as the rightful 53rd Syedna. "The eldest son Qaid-joher Ezzuddin and the youngest son Ammar Jamaluddin were admonished by the late Syedna, but their attitude towards me did not change," he said..." DNA - 26th August 2015

Nephew was my student, Sydena's uncle tells HC

25 August 2015

"...[Qutbuddin] said that Burhanuddin sent his sons to him and this was about ten years during his reign. While he could not rememember the exact period they were his pupils, Qutbuddin added that they came to him from the time of the 51st Dai. Qutbuddin also replied that, "if not all then many" persons of higher spiritual value knew he was made the mansoos (successor) and even offerred him sajda (prostration). He said even Saifuddin and his brothers used to offer him sajda..." TOI - PG 07 - 25th August 2015

Syedna, his bros were my pupils: Qutbuddin

25 August 2015

"Khuzaima Qutbuddin...informed the Bombay High Court that the Defendent (Saifuddin) and his brothers used to be his pupils in matters of spiritual learning and guidance..." DNA - PG 06 - 25th August 2015


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