Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan assured the Muslim
MLAs and leaders who met him separately to lead a delegation to
Delhi August 17. The delegation led by the Chief Minister will
meet the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister with the demand to
seek justice for the Muslim youths accused in the 2006
Malegaon bomb blasts.
Coordinator, Federation of Minorities NGOs of Maharashtra, led a
delegation which met Chavan at the state guest house August 14.
satisfied with the meeting with the CM. He has assured us of
meeting the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister
P Chidambaram and doing everything possible to
ensure release of the arrested youths,” said Dr Azimuddin.
Earlier, Chief Minister Chavan had
assured the same thing to two separate delegations - one
comprising the Muslim MLAs of Maharashtra and the other of Muslim
leaders led by newly elected MP Husain Dalwai. The two delegations
met the Chief Minister at the state guest house yesterday.
organisations are demanding release of nine men arrested for their
alleged role in the 2006 Malegaon blast. Dr Azimuddin said the groups had urged
the state not argue against the bail appeal of the accused.
Following the meeting with the Chief Minister, the Muslim organisations have withdrawn their call to
boycott Iftaar parties organised by the Congress.
"After Chief Minister's assurance,
have decided to withdraw the Iftaar boycott", Dr. Azimuddin said.
An Iftaar party
had been organised at the Haj house by the Mumbai Regional
Congress Committee on Saturday which the organisations had
threatened to boycott.
The decision to boycott the Iftaar
parties was taken in a meeting held in Mumbai August 07. It was
attended by over a dozen NGOs of Mumbai and Malegaon.
Meanwhile, the 24-hr long hunger
strike, which began April 25, 2011 enters 110th day today with
more than 60 years old women now participating in the protest to
demand justice for the Muslim youths who are in jail since