PEACEFUL PROTEST DHARNA AGAINST THE TERRORISM OF FASCIST FORCES IN AYODHYA
Lucknow: October, 17, 2003: All India Muslim Forum today held a PEACEFUL PROTEST DHARNA AGAINST THE TERRORISM OF FASCIST FORCES IN AYODHYA outside Vidhan Sabha, Lucknow from 11.a.m. to 3.p.m. The Dharna was presided over by the U.P. President of Muslim Forum, Mr. Salahuddin Khan,
Advocate. The protesters were raising slogans against the attempt of V.H.P. and other fascist organizations to capture the disputed land at Ayodhya in utter violation of Judicial verdicts.
On this occasion, the President of All India Muslim Forum Dr.M.K. Sherwani handed over a memorandum to His Excellency, the Governor of U.P., requesting him "to take the initiative to declare as terrorist organizations all those outfits which off and on attempt to occupy the disputed site at Ayodhya by force in utter disregard of judiciary and by issuing threats to Muslims." The Memorandum further drew the attention of His excellency " to the growing terrorism of Fascist forces which is quite apparent from the manner in which they have planned to storm the disputed land adjoining the site of the now demolished Babri Mosque in flagrant violation of judicial verdicts." It further added that "besides, the meanest hypocrisy of these forces comes to the fore when they take shelter behind judicial decisions, if it comes to disguising the abominable stigma of their chargesheeted character, while simultaneously making a desperate attempt to hold the judiciary in utter contempt, with forceful statements that the matter of faith cannot be subjected to judicial adjudication, and, therefore, they will not accept any verdict going against them."
The memorandum emphasized, "Your Excellency will appreciate that the way these forces are trying to become a law unto themselves and intimidating the minorities through sabre-rattling tactics is well-fitted into the nationally and internationally sanctioned definitions of terrorism. All India Muslim Forum feels that if these forces are further allowed to spawn communal hatred and shatter the whole legal fabric, the integrity of the country, the secular democracy, and our pluralistic ethos will be reduced to shambles."
(Dr Aftab Ahmed)
President, Distt. Lucknow
For ALL INDIA MUSLIM FORUM
(C - 177, SECTOR 'J' ALIGANJ, LUCKNOW- U. P.) Phone :
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