A day after he was socially boycotted, there were rumours that Khuzaima Qutbuddin, who had declared himself the next spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community, was “actively considering” leaving India.
However, his family denied any such move. “There have been a lot of threats but we are staying put. My father is taking a principled stand. We have trust in God,” said Abdeali Qutbuddin, Khuzaima’s son.
Abdeali denied receiving any official communication on the baraat (social boycott). “My father has stated his official position to Mufaddal bhaisaheb, that he does not recognise him as Dai. He even said that if he ensures his safety and security, they can sit and talk but there was no response.”