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|Terming the murder of former Lok Sabha member Ahsan Husain Jafri, during the recent communal riots in Gujarat as barbaric, senior Congress leaders urged people to defeat the fascist designs of the perpetrators of these riots.
"When the violence is committed by the majority community, it gives rise to fascism and when it is committed by the minority community it gives rise to terrorism. Both are effectively same and used to fuel communal tension," Congress treasurer Motilal Vohra told a condolence meeting for Ahsan Jafri, organised in Delhi by Freedom Fighter cell of the party and Institute for Socialist Education. Former Gujarat chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela criticised the currrent incumbent Narendra Modi for his action-reaction justification of the riots in the state. "Then Godhra incident must also have been a reaction to something. How long can we go with this action and reaction? We will be finished as a nation," he added. Former Governor Shafi Qureshi, while calling Jafri's killing as barbaric, said "they did not remember Ram, Krishna or Gandhi - the apostles of non-violence - but Newton". The meeting was also attended by Congress general secretary Mohsina Kidwai, MP Noor Bano, former Union minister CK Jaffer Sharif and messages from former prime ministers IK Gujral and HK Devegowda were also read. q