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Welfare Party of India Criticizes Central and State Governments for Picking up of Muslim Youth

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Lucknow: The Welfare Party of India, the political party floated by Jamaat-e-Islami, has criticized both the central government and the state governments, “especially the Maharashtra government for the indiscriminate picking up of Muslim youth, searching their houses and spreading fear and terror atmosphere in Muslim localities in the name of fighting terrorism.”

In the background of the recent blasts in Mumbai and the subsequent custodial death of Faiz Usmani, the Party alleged that all these are being done to “hide the failure of the government.”

File photo of Dr Ilyas at the time of launch of the party earlier in Delhi

The party alleged, “It was ironical that the very Police and investigating agencies that failed to control blasts or gather any clue regarding them, came out with details of individuals and organizations within minutes of the blasts”.

Dr S.Q.R. Ilyas, the party general secretary, told media persons, “In the name of fighting terrorism many innocent youth have been put behind bars for years. It has become clear now that most of the encounters, killing many youth, mainly Muslims, were fake.”

The Party demanded a public apology from the governments concerned, immediate release of all innocent youth, due compensation to the relatives of fake encounter victims and of those acquitted by the courts, punishment to the law breakers to prove that we have a non-partisan democracy and judicial system and bring out a white paper on all the terror acts and blasts happened after the Babri masjid demolition.

The Party also took note of the fact that many of the earlier blasts were masterminded by Hindu extremists.

Dr Ilyas also informed media that party was in the process of setting up its state units throughout the country.

The launching programme in Uttar Pradesh, will take place on July 21 at Gandhi Bhawan in Lucknow.

The Party demanded that humanity and human beings must get precedence over economy and capital and asked to bring an all-inclusive and humane face to our development.

Dr.Ilyas also pressed for implementation of the Sachar Committee report and the recommendations of Ranganath Misra Commission.

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