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White Paper on Terrorism: calling out readers and researchers

The most important and burning issue facing Indian Muslims at present is the continuing arrests and widespread fake implication of our youth in trumped up terror cases masterminded by saffron elements in the government, IB and Police. Now almost all Muslim organisations are up in arms against this state terror. People are organising dharnas, meetings, conference etc all over the country.

As a long-term solution and serious response to this problem thrust upon us, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat (AIMMM) has decided to bring out a white paper on the Muslim-related “terrorism” in the country. This was discussed and passed during the Working Committee meeting on 7 July. But since AIMMM does not have the required funds and staff, I have undertaken the responsibility of preparing this white paper which will be comprehensive in around 600+ large format pages covering the whole history and genesis, communalism, vested interests in various fields, analysis of various laws like TADA, POTA and UAPA, fake encounters, acquittals, IB & Police role, media attitude, case studies, statewise studies, SIMI and so-called “Indian Mujahidin”, Hindutva terror, individual tragedies of victims, Azamgarh, Bhatkal, Malegaon, Darbhanga “modules”, some basic documents, etc.

The target is to bring it out during the next six months and release it in a big convention at Delhi as a combined effort of all Muslim organisations, and thereafter present the white paper to politicians, media, human rights orgs, especially those abroad, in order to enlighten public opinion as well as to build pressure on our blind and deaf government.

The estimated cost of this white paper is Rs 25 lakh divided as follows: Rs 10 lakh cost of preparation and payments to contributors plus six months’ salaries to three persons including an expert; Rs 10 lakh for designing and printing the document in a world-class format; and Rs 5 lakh convention costs. The first two concern the undersigned while the last (convention) concerns AIMMM.

To finance this effort which will be a watershed in this struggle against state terrorism in India, I need and solicit your full support. This may be either by direct contribution for the effort or by buying copies in advance which could later be sent to you or to others at your behalf. The estimated price of the white paper is Rs 2000 at least. Our well-wishers can pay Rs 1000 only per copy as advance purchase (plus any actual postal or courier charges which will be indicated and payable later). Payments for the copies may be made to our publishing company (Pharos Media & Publishing Pvt Ltd, D-84 Abul Fazal Enclave-I, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110 025 - Email: books@pharosmedia.com). Individuals and organisations ordering a minimum of 100 copies will be included as sponsors of the White Paper. Contribution towards the organisation of the convention may be sent to the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, D-250 Abul Fazal Enclave, part 1, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110 025.

Experts who can contribute to this white paper may kindly write to me with some detail about their past experience and work.

Zafarul-Islam Khan (Editor, The Milli Gazette - edit[@]milligazette.com)

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 September 2012 on page no. 3

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