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Modi’s outreach to Bohra Muslims; opens Arabic Academy in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a new campus of an educational institute of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslims on Friday in an outreach to one of Mumbai’s most influential communities ahead of the high-stakes municipal elections in the city.

PM Modi was seen walking, holding hands with the head of the community, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, at the new campus of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah (The Saifee Academy), the principal educational institute of the Dawoodi Bohra community, at Marol in suburban Andheri.

The institute works to protect the learning traditions and literary culture of the community, and the centre will impart Arabic learning.

The event was part of PM Modi’s second visit to the city in less than a month, which saw him unveil several infrastructure projects earlier in the day. On January 19, the PM inaugurated and laid foundation stones for projects worth over ₹ 38,000 crore in the financial capital.

PM Modi’s visit assumes significance given the upcoming elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) – the richest civic body in India.

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