Press Statements

Mushawarat condemns the cowardly attack on the Mahabodhi temple in Gaya

New Delhi, 7 July, 2013: The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, condemned the terror attack on the Mahabodhi temple in Gaya this morning.

AIMMM President Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan described the attack as cowardly and utterly inhuman. He sent his condolences to the Mahabodhi temple priests and to the Buddhist community at home and abroad and wished a quick recovery to the innocents injured in the terrorist attack. He said we have all the goodwill for our Buddhist brothers and sisters and want the best of relations with them all over the world.

Dr Khan condemned the “Mayanmar angle” which has been quickly propped up by some politicians and mediamen, saying there is no indication that there is any call or urge that innocents in our country should be attacked for the crime of a few misguided persons in another country.

Dr Khan asked the national media to desist from irresponsible, wild and hasty speculation that the so-called “Indian Mujahidin” is behind the attack. Media should behave in a responsible manner and allow the security and intelligence expert do their work without pressure to come up with quick results without proper investigations.

Dr Khan said the investigating agencies should probe with an open mind as we have seen umpteen innocent Muslim youths framed up in previous incidents which were later proved to be the doing of misguided Hindutva ultras. He said investigating agencies should probe the beneficiaries from such terror attack in the present political scenario in the country, especially in the state of Bihar.



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