JNUSU Delegation Supports Rihai Manch in its Indefinite Dharna

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Lucknow : Rihai Manch (Forum for the Release of Innocent Muslims imprisoned in the name of Terrorism)’s indefinite fast against the arrest of innocent Muslim youth and its demand for their release and indictment of IB officials involved in illegal custodial deaths continued well into its seventh day and was joined by a student delegation from Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union which handed Rihai Manch a nine-point demand letter addressed to the Chief Minister.

The false information planted about Khalid in the newspapers by IB shows its officials’ restlessness at the prospect of going to jail and being brought to book for their deeds.

Jawaharlal Nehru Student General Secretary Shakeel Anjum said that killing of Khalid Mujahid was not an isolated incident and that such murders of innocent youth killed in the name of terrorism where taking place all over the country. He added that the murders were the result of a planned fascist strategy by the Indian state, hence, all this anti-Muslim politics have to be dealt with by progressive and democratic organizations and to expose communal leaders like Mulayam Singh.

Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union delegation supports Rihai Manch in its indefinite dharna

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union Deputy Minister, Piyush Raj said by the way SP not only arrested innocent Muslim youths in the name of terrorism but turned back on its promise to release Khalid, killing him in custody proved that it was not a flag-bearer of protection of innocent Muslims but made it clear that the SP government is in reality communal.

Joining the JNU student union representatives was All India Students Federation’s Rahul and Sudhanshu who said that democracy in the country had come to such a situation that Irom Sharmila’s battle to ban repressive black laws is still being fought a decade on, in the far northeast while the people in Kashmir fight to protect the right to life given to them by the Indian Constitution proved the sorry state democracy is in, in India.

SDPI state chief Sharfuddin Ahmed said that after twenty-seven riots in a year and the murder of Khalid should be enough for Muslims to understand the SP’s RSS agenda disguised in the garb of Lohiaite philosophy. He added that the SP government would have to face the consequences in the 2014 general elections.

Prominent journalist Ajay Singh said that Khalid’s murder was not just the killing of a Muslim but of the whole judicial process because former judge RD Nimesh’s report shows that Tariq-Khalid’s arrest was a fraud and the report also demands action against the guilty police officers. He added that the right Khalid was denied during his lifetime was now a responsibility to be taken up by the masses to uphold justice.

Kiran Singh of PWA, Pragya Pandey and Usha Rai also supported Rihai Manch’s indefinite dharna.

Rihai Manch appealed to people to join in greater numbers and contribute in the struggle for justice for Khalid.

The dharna was addressed by Secretary General of Rihai Manch and former police officer S R Darapuri, Rihai Manch President Mohamed Shoeb, social workers Sandeev Pandey SDPI’s Tabark Hussain, Mohammad Rais, Naushad Ahmed, Tawseef Ansari, Haji Fahim Siddiqi, former MP Ilyas Azmi, All India Muslim Forum, Dr. MK Sherwani, Socialist Front’s Mohammad Aafaaq, Mohammad Moid, Adiyog, Ramakrishna, Alok Agnihotri, AIPWA’s state president Tahira Hassan, INL’s Mohammad Shami, poet Tasna Aalami, Maulana Zaki Noor Alim, Maulana Hasan Merajul, Faizabad’s Mohammad Aafaaq, Shah Alam, Hareram Mishra, Tariq Shafiq, Chandra Pal Singh Chaudhary from Nelopa, Ehsanul Haq Malik, AISA’s Ashwini Kumar Yadav, Seema Chandra, Inaitulla Khan, Nitish Kannaujia, Abdul Majid, Shan-e Elahi, Ishak, Shahnawaz Alam and Rajiv Yadav.


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