Press Statements

Mushawarat statement on the Batla House encounter judgment

Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, issue the following statement on 25 July 2013:

"It is too early to comment. We do not know in detail what the judgment really says. The judge has convicted one person who is claimed to have fled from the L-18 flat in Batla House area. The building has only one exit which was manned by police people; there is no possibility to escape by jumping. Anyone attempting that would only break his bones. If the hon'ble judge had visited the building he would surely have rejected this theory cooked by the police.

The "input" for Batla House came from the same infamous IB special director who provided the fake inputs that were used for 17 fake encounters in Gujarat which are being probed now. We continue to believe that the Batla House encounter was fake and we stand by our demand for a high level judicial enquiry into the incident."

Issue at New Delhi on 25 July 2013 by
[Umbrella body of the Indian Muslim organisations]
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