JIH Discusses Human Rights Violation, Calls for Police Reform

S M Fasiullah for BeyondHeadlines

Hyderabad : It’s time to cleanse our investigative and legal systems to check human rights violations of the suppressed and downtrodden sections of the society, expressed Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) in an ‘advisory session’ on June 2.

JIH took increasing human rights violation of Indian Muslims in the country seriously and discussed it with various political parties and civil society in the session here in Hyderabad.

Led by JIH Chief Maulana Jalaluddin Umari, participants talked about the cases of Muslims who were wrongfully framed by agencies and police, revisited past cases, and explored strategies to check human rights violations of minorities.

JIH Discusses Human Rights Violation, Calls for Police Reform

Quashing the irrational and buncombe police and media stories in framing innocent Muslims without fair trail, Jamaat noted that often “same story” is repeated after every terror incident.

Jamaat condemned the illegal detentions and torture of innocent Muslims across the country, while pointing towards investigative agencies’ bias of “baseless suspicions”.

“Almost in all cases they [Muslim youth] have been subjected to inhuman third degree torture to make them confess the crimes they had not committed,” JIH stated in a press release.

“This is totally illegal, against the civilized international commitments made by the country and against the core spirit of the Constitution of India.”

Noting the recent mysterious death of Khalid Mujahid in UP, Jamaat expressed apprehension that custodial deaths would become new way of eliminating evidences following encounter killings.

Speaking to Beyondheadlines, Welfare Party of India, Andhra Pradesh President Malik Motasim Khan said human rights violation is difficult to control unless the downtrodden sections of the society have their due share in different domains, including political, economic, and administration.

“In Andhra, Muslims constitute about 10 per cent of the population. They should have similar percentage of representation in politics, judiciary and various government agencies.”

Mohammad Fataullah, State Minority Cell General Secretary of Telugu Desham Party, told that media, police and investigation agencies are largely responsible for these human rights violation.

“Media bias is doing more harm to Muslims and tarnishing image of the community. Minutes after the blasts, media flashes story of some Muslims and links them with terror outfits.

“The situation would improve only when Muslims have strong political representation in the assembly and parliament.”

Jamaat expressed the need to pass the Communal Violence (Prevention) Bill and implement Police Reforms as envisaged in the reports of National Police Commission and National Commission for Minorities.

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