Prosecute all indicted by Liberhan: AIMPLB

All India Muslim Personal Law Board in its Executive Committee meeting held at Darul Uloom Nadwathul Ulama in Lucknow demanded from the central government to prosecute all those indicted by the Liberhan Commission.   

Mr. Abdul Rahim Quraishi, assistant general secretary of AIMPLB, in the press meeting  said  ‘the Board will request the center to demand CBI to include charges of criminal conspiracy in Babri demolition case and to produce in the court all the materials that have been collected so far’. Mr. Quraishi said that the CBI should be instructed to reopen the conspiracy case so that the roles of some more people, including government officials can be investigated.

He alleged that the then Prime Minister Mr. P.V. Narasimha Rao, the former Prime Minister AB Vajpayee and the Congress government are equally responsible along with RSS, VHP, BJP and Shivsena who played a role behind the demolition. The Board criticized the Commission for giving a clean chit to Mr. Rao. ‘The Muslim community can never forgive those who played behind the demolition of the historical structure’. He said.

Quraishi said that there are some who are indicted by the Commission but their names were not in the CBI charge sheet. So, FIRs should be filed against them. The union government did not take the Action Taken Report (ATR) on Liberhan findings seriously. And we fear that the proposed Prevention of Communal Violence Bill would bounce back on Muslims and other weaker sections in the society. Mr. Quraishi said to the reporters that it has been decided to send a delegation to meet Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Home Minister P. Chidambaram to press the demand and to speed up the procedure of the cases pending at Rai Bareli and Lucknow special courts.  (T. Riyas Babu)

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 January 2010 on page no. 9

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