Press Statements

Assassination bid on Dr Ayub, President Peace Party


New Delhi (15 June 2011): In a deeply shocking incident, President of Peace Party, Dr. M Ayub, while returning from Delhi after the launch of Peace Party Delhi unit on 14th June was attacked by a Scorpio vehicle at 11 pm near Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh), which chased him for several kilometers. The vehicle was hitting repeatedly from back and from one side to the vehicle on the Saryu river bridge trying to push the vehicle deep down in the river from a height of almost 50 feet.

Dr. Ayub is badly injured in the incident and his legs have been fractured, while he survived the assassination bid. The hitting was so severe that both of his private security guards were also hit and could not open fire. The hitting vehicle sped away, while Dr. Ayub and others were shifted to another vehicle and rushed to the District Hospital in Faizabad and from where he is now transferred to Gorakhpur hospital. An FIR has been lodged against unknown in Faizabad Kotwali. The incidence has sent shock waves across UP.

It was felt for quite some time that political stake-holders in UP will either try to get the top leadership of Peace Party physically eliminated or implicate them into criminal cases. Dr. Ayub has been taking utmost care and his movements are known only to either family members or could be monitored by the Intelligence Agencies. His petitions to the State and to the Central Government for providing security have failed. He even moved to High Court last year, which asked for State Government response. While small time district level politicians and even social workers and many property dealers are provided State security, why the two Governments have denied Dr. Ayub the security cover, who is rated among top 20 politicians in India and the most powerful muslim politician by India Today 14 June 2011 survey. The political parties in UP can not tolerate the rise of a Muslim politician, who is asking for the account of 63 years.

His huge popularity among muslims and most backward classes in UP and Peace Party’s rising graph and launch in Delhi and proposed launch in Uttaranchal, is causing deep pain and concern to the traditional contractors of muslim votes. Peace Party will have a decisive stake in the shape of the Government in 2012 in UP and coalition Government at the Centre in 2014. The parties doing caste and religion politics in UP and the two Governments, with much at stake, are horrified by the rise of Peace Party, and it is suspected that that all sort of conspiracies will be hatched by political stake-holders against the top leadership of the party. The party therefore demands a CBI enquiry into the assassination bid against its leader. Peace Party will launch an unprecedented agitation if the Government fails to arrest the culprits and CBI probe is not launched.

The party and its millions of workers in UP pray to God for safety of their leader Dr. Ayub and messiah of millions of poor people and deprived classes.

Dr. MJ Khan
National General Secretary and Spokesman
Peace Party

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