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American Indian Muslim Org condoles the passing away of Siraj Tirmizi

Farmington, Michigan (USA) 30 May 2012: American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) is greatly saddened by the passing away of long time social worker and Gujarat Today group chairman Mr. Siraj Tirmizi. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajioon [Surely we belong to God and to Him shall we return]. His self-less contributions to the community are numerous. As the chairman of Gujarat Today group he held high the banner of ethical journalism. During the dark days of the 2002 Gujarat riots his newspaper was a shining light in highlighting the atrocities  while maintaining balance. As a fearless publisher he was not shy of criticising the powerful and carried on his work. He courage was legendary.

"The tragic passing of Sirajbhai Tirmizi, one of the founders of Gujarat ToDay and Lok Hit Charitable Trust marks a deeply sad moment for all,especially the Muslim community nationally and internationally,"said Dr. A.R.Nakadar, Trustee of AFMI.  "His voice of understanding and compassion for those in Gujarat and in India, who were afflicted with illiteracy, prejudices and injustices will miss him greatly. He was a progressive individual who worked tirelessly in promoting socio economic emancipation of the community through quality education.He became champion of the masses through his constructive policies for eradication of illiteracy, human welfare and stood for social justice. "
 May Allah (SWT) grant his the highest stations in jannah and patience to his family and friends.

The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin, is a North American based grassroots organization, dedicated to socio-economic and educational development of Muslims and other underprivileged masses in India. THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSLIMS OF INDIAN ORIGIN (USA & Canada) Contact: AFMI, 29008, West Eight Mile Road, Farmington MI 48336, USA Tel: 248-442-2364; Fax: 248-476-8926 Email: afmi11@aol.com; / www.afmi.org

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