Press Statements

Welfare Party of India demands action on Srikrishna Commission report

New Delhi: 22nd March 2013: The Welfare Party of India, while reacting to the Supreme Court verdict on the appeals of the convicts of the Mumbai serial blasts of 12th March, 1993, said that in a democracy there is no space for terror and violence and culprits must get punishment for their offence. Dr. S.Q.R. Ilyas, General Secretary of the Party, said here that only an impartial judicial process will heal the scars and offer relief to the victims to a great extent.

However, Dr. Ilyas expressed dismay that the perpetrators of the communal carnage of December 1992 and January 1993 that had shaken the country and the world at large for not only its unprecedented scale but also for its brutality, are still at large. Welfare Party of India regretted that the recommendations of the Srikrishna Commission set up to investigate the carnage that occurred prior to the serial blasts are still kept under the carpet.

The commission had fixed responsibilities and named political leaders and police officers for their role in the riots that killed 1500 people, injured 1829 while 150 went missing. Welfare Party of India strongly criticizes the so-called "secular" Congress-NCP coalition government in Maharashtra for its unpardonable failure in implementing its promise at various occasions and at different forums to bring the culprits before law.

Dr. Ilyas reminded that in a democratic republic, there should not be holy and unholy rights. Welafre Party of India strongly beleives that the non-communal collective conscience of the nation wants to preserve the pluralistic nature of our social and political order and for that fanatics, irrespective of their religious and political affiliations, have to be harshly restrained and justice to all, at any cost, has to be provided. The General Secretary made it clear that without justice the fractured social fabric cannot be restored.

Dr. Ilyas took strong exception to the table containing details of 19 terror acts from 1993 till 2012 submitted by the CBI before the apex court. The table conspicuously excludes the Samjhauta Express, Ajmer, Malegaon and Modasa blasts that killed many people, now proven to be the handiwork of the rightwing Hindutva terrorists.

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