New Delhi: Delhi police have arrested a man who was planning to kill Pakistan born Canadian writer, secularist and activist Tarek Fatah, famously known for his criticism of Islamic radicalism, media reports said.
The arrested person was identified as Naseem aka Rizwan.
Another person, who was identified as Junaid, was arrested by the police earlier as he was also planning to kill the writer.
According to media reports, he was planning to kill the Pakistani born writer on the directions of underworld don Chhota Shakeel.
Fateh, known for his love for India, posted on his Facebook page: “Delhi Police has arrested an underworld gangster who was given the task to assassinate me. Never a dull moment in my life. Cheers!”
Tarek Fatah is a Canadian writer, broadcaster, secularist and liberal activist.
Fatah is a founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress and served as its communications officer and spokesperson.
Fatah advocates gay rights, a separation of religion and state, opposition to sharia law, and advocacy for a “liberal, progressive form” of Islam
Fatah is a columnist with the Toronto Sun now and had previously contributed for TIME Magazine, the Toronto Star, the National Post and the Globe and Mail.