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Jamiat Ahle Hadees demands justice for terror-accused

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Patna: A high level delegation of Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e Hadees led by general secretary Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mahdi Salafi toured Bihar areas affected by the current terror by ATS in the name of counter-terrorism, especially Barhsamaila village. The delegation visited victims’ homes in Darbhanga and later held a press conference here on 9 July.

Maulana Salafi condemned the current drive and stressed that Islam is a religion of peace which abhors terrorism and injustice of all kinds. He reminded that the Jamiat from the very beiginning condemned terrorism including state terrorism through fatwa, statements and conference.

He said that the special laws enacted to fight terrorism affect many innocent people and families and this is why earlier laws were allowed to lapse before their natural death although still people arrested misusing those laws, like Tada and Pota, are languishing in jails. He said that during this past year only many innocent Muslim youths have been arrested without clear proof. These unfortunate youths include Qateel Siddiqui who was murdered last month in Pune Jail. He said the Muslim community is terrorised today as a result of these developments and it is felt that law no longer is supreme in this country; justice has been made very costly which is beyond the reach of the poor families. He asked the central and state governments to speedily try those found guilty and demanded that the state officials who implicate innocent youths should also be tried,  fined and jailed. He asked the central government to end the current atmposhere of fear and insecurity and restore people’s confidence in law and order.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 July 2012 on page no. 13

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