Open Letter to Speaker of Lok Sabha on Communal Riots
Shri Somnath Chatterjee
We, under the banner of the Millat Bedari Muhim Committee (MBMC) Aligarh, welcome the steps taken by Government of India to rectify the wrongs done to the victims of the
Sikh pogrom of 1984. We are fully with you in providing full justice and relief to the helpless victims.
At the same time, we are sorry to observe that the culprits of hundreds of anti-Muslim riots are still at large. Muslim community suffered immensely during these
communal orgies, in which their life, property and honour was shattered. Thousands of them are still awaiting justice. In fact, they very much regret that they are sufferers of ineffective and biased administration machinery down the line.
About 28 commissions investigating various anti-Muslim riots have submitted their reports and recommendations. Yet, none has been implemented or even placed before the Parliament. The Muslims of India feel alienated and isolated. Their faith and confidence in the justness of the Indian state is diminishing. In the Gujarat Genocide 2002 the government at the Centre and the State connived to unleash terror upon Muslims.
It is, therefore, high time that the Government of India takes action on the recommendations of the above said commissions set up to investigate various anti - Muslim riots in the spirit with which it has acted on the report of the Nanavati Commission.
Crimes against Muslims are not mere sporadic incidents but a consequence of a persistent virulent campaign in text books, media, administration etc. It is a blot on the face of Indian democracy that the Muslims are targeted because of their religion.
Sir, we vehemently demand the dismissal of Modi Government in Gujarat which has several times been indicted by the Supreme Court of India, imposition of President’s Rule to cleans the state administration of its
bigotry, punishing the culprits for committing crimes irrespective of their religious belief and other administrative/legislative measures to prevent communal violence in future.
Sir, we cannot have double standards – the unfortunate victims of state sponsored terrorism must get justice now. It is high time that the recommendations of Sri Krishna Commission on Mumbai riots are implemented and the victims of Maleyana and Hashimpura also get long-awaited justice expeditiously.
You are honourable Speaker of the Lok Sabha. We demand that you use your good offices in evaluating the implementation of the Communal Violence Bill in letter and spirit. Further, we request you to impress upon the government to publish the reports of the 28 Commission withheld so far from public.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Prof. Razaullah Khan
Dr. Mohammad Shahid
Patron, The MBMC
Dr. Jamshed Siddique
Member, Court &
Syed Wasim Ahmad
The Millat Bedari
Muhim Committee (MBMC) (Regd.)
Shahnawaz A. Malik
Mohsin Raza Khan
Ex-Member, AMU Court
Hony. Secretary, The
Women’s College Students’ Union, AMU
Mohd. Farooque Khan
N. Jamal Ansari
Student Leader, AMU
The Millat Bedari Muhim Committee
Hasan Manzil, Iqra Colony Chauraha, Sir Syed Nagar, Aligarh (U.P.)
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