Altaf knocks Modi's door

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LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain has requested Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant him and his supporters asylum and financial aid.
Altaf has been charged with a terrorism offence by the UK’s Crown Prosecution Services for his incendiary speech to party supporters in Pakistan back in 2016, Khaleej Times reported.
He is due to stand trial in June 2020 and his passport remains with the UK police as part of his bail conditions and he is not allowed to apply for any travel document unless permitted by the court.
Lawyers were now assessing whether Hussain has breached his bail conditions by asking Modi to let him stay in India while he awaits trial.
In his first public speech after the UK police relaxed his bail conditions, Altaf said he would like to travel to India because his grandparents are buried there.–Agencies