Muslim leaders have come out against the arrest of educated innocent Muslim youths and Ulema (scholars) in false cases in different states of India. They feel: “Govt is either acting on some imperialist or Zionist policy or is working under the influence of anti-Muslim mindset”. The press release is reproduced below for BH readers. – Editor
New Delhi : We the undersigned strongly condemn the arrest of educated innocent Muslim youths and Ulema (scholars) in false cases in different states of the country and demand the government to end its indifferent attitude towards the country’s largest minority and violation of human rights by the state machinery and to immediately release all the arrested people who are victims of the police.
We feel that our government is either acting on some imperialist or Zionist policy or is working under the influence of anti-Muslim mindset of fascist and communal officers of the administration. If it is not, then how it is possible that the democratic values of the country and justice are being bludgeoned to death and the government perhaps as strategy is a mute spectator. This attitude of the government is very disturbing and concerning not only for Muslims but also the justice-loving people of the country.
It is surprising and beyond our comprehension, that leaders of various religious and social organizations and politicians have been meeting leaders of the state and central governments and demanding an end to atrocities and injustice with Muslims, and government representatives have also assuring to take action, but neither has the series of arrests ended, nor the cases against innocents withdrawn and the victims released from jails. Rather, the terrible series has continued unabated. The arrest of around 20 youths from Rajasthan and Delhi and a cleric from Delhi airport in last one week is its clear example.
Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, President All India Majlis-e Mushawarat
Mr. Nusrat Ali, Secretary General, Jamaat Islami Hind
Dr. Manzoor Alam, Chairman of IOS
Maulana Jalal Hydar, Shia leader
Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mahdi Salfi, Head of Jamiat-e-Ahle Hadees
Maulana Mufti Ataur Rahman Qasmi, All India Majlis-e Mushawarat
Mr. Abdul Waheed Khan