In an emotional appeal to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Muslim
leaders on Monday urged him to stop indiscriminate implication of
Muslim youth by the investigating agencies and demanded to
introduce mechanism and specialized agency to curb and control
illegal detention and trial in the name of anti- terrorism
"Targeting of Muslim youth and their
false implication in terrorist offenses concocted by security
agencies and hyper active police officials has resulted into
credibility deficit which is counter productive for our anti
terrorism drive and initiative.
"In cases after cases several High
Courts and Supreme Court have not only acquitted the falsely
accused persons because of lack of evidence but they have indicted
the police and prosecuting security agencies for willfully and
maliciously implicating innocent persons", the Muslim leaders said
to the prime minister.
"In this situation, it becomes
imperative to immediately introduce mechanism and specialized
agency to curb and control illegal detention and trial in the name
of anti- terrorism measure", they urged.
The Muslim leaders of various Muslim
NGOs who were led by
President of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Qari Mohammad Usman and Gen
Secretary Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind and Member of Parliament (MP) Mehoomd Madani met prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh at
his race course residence on Monday.
Striking an emotion chord with the
Prime Minister who himself is from minority community, the leaders
said, "The minorities have always identified you as their best
friend and supporter who is most sensitive, sincere and concerned
about delivering justice to them.
"However UPA Government is nearing
to complete its second term under your leadership but the issues
remain unresolved. Certainly this situation is disturbing and
demands urgent attention and action from you", they said.
Stating that despite severe
indictment of earring officials by the court nothing has been done
to prosecute them for their willful misuse of power, the leaders
said, "Therefore, to curb the trend of false implication of
accused persons, immediate penal action must be taken against
them. However, it is an ignominy that instead of penalizing them,
they continue to be promoted and rewarded."
Demanding justice for the Assam
riots victims, the leaders said, "The country is yet to know what
action has been taken to arrest and bring the culprits to book,
who have killed and arsoned such a large number of our citizen."
About the rehabilitation work, they
said, "The affected victims must be justly compensated in terms of
Delhi High Court judgment in 1984 riot cases and Supreme Court
Judgment in regard to camp inmates relief and rehabilitation in
Gujarat in the aftermath of 2002 riots. The budget of relief and
rehabilitation announce by the Govt. amounting to INR 300 cr. is
nothing but a drop in the ocean. It must be increased in
proportion to the loss suffered and the needs at hand."
Demanding the ban on telecast of the
blasphemous film in India, the leaders said, "The govt. of India
should take adequate steps to ban the telecast in India and impose
heavy penalties on the YouTube and its owners: Google and ban them
if they fail to prevent the use of their platform for activities
which is causing breach of peace in our country."