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BJP's Malhotra statement is irresponsible, criminal and defamatory: All India Muslim Mushawarat

New Delhi, 26 March 2014: The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, condemned the statement of the senior BJP leader VK Malhotra in which he claims that Jamia Nagar and Batla House areas of South Delhi are “dens of terrorists,” that Police is not allowed to enter and search these areas, etc. This statement, published by a number of leading newspapers today, is criminal, defamatory and utterly irresponsible. The fact is that the two youths arrested in the morning of 23 March were taken into custody without any resistance from the local residents although the police did not show any arrest warrant. Moreover, those two youths were released late same evening after being found innocent. In such a situation, it is electoral politics which makes Malhotra issue such an irresponsible statement in order to polarise voters on communal lives.

AIMMM President Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan demanded a clear apology from Malhotra and said that AIMMM will take legal action against Malhotra if he failed to quickly and unconditionally apologise for his baseless statement.


Issued at New Delhi on 26 March 2014 by
[Umbrella body of the Indian Muslim organisations]
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