ALL INDIA MUSLIM
and Appreciates Banerjee Report on Godhra Fire
Report Removes Cloud of Suspicion on Muslim Community of Godhra
Urges Central Govt. to Induct CBI for Independent Investigation of all Theories on Cause of the Fire, Specially the Suspicion that it was Stage-Managed by Authors of Genocide
New Delhi, 19 January, 2005: Shri Syed Shahabuddin, President of the All India Muslim Majlis- e-Mushawarat (AIMMM), has issued the following Statement :
“The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) appreciates and welcomes the Interim Report on the Godhra Train Fire submitted by Justice U.C. Banerjee to the Railway as the first judicial pronouncement on the tragic event. The finding that the Fire was not the result of any conspiracy has at least served to dissipate the clouds of suspicion hovering over the heads of innocent citizens of Godhra. We hope that the Commission of Inquiry shall take due note of the Banerjee Report.
Considering the action of the Modi Government immediately after the Godhra Fire, e.g. needless transportation of all dead bodies to Ahmedabad and their perfunctory post-mortem, considering that the identities of all those killed have not been verified and even the actual number of Karsevaks has not been declared, the AIMMM requests the Central Government that in view of the motivated line of inquiry followed by the Gujarat Police SIT, the CBI be inducted for in-depth investigation into the true cause of the Fire.
The AIMMM urges the government to explore all possible theories about the origin of the Fire, including the theory that it was diabolically stage-managed by vested interests to provide the spark which would set the prairie on fire, an excuse for the Gujarat Genocide, 2002, for which all preparations had been completed.
The AIMMM takes the opportunity to reiterate its sorrow over the loss of human life.”
Sd/- Syed Shahabuddin
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