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Samajwadi Party is playing politics with Muslim sentiments: Saud Alam Qasmi
Wednesday September 18, 2013 0:03 AM, News Network

A meeting of intellectuals and various social and cultural organisations was held under the banner of Sir Syed Awareness Forum (SAF) to deliberate on the problems of Muzaffarnagar riots victims.

Speaking at this occasion, Dean, Faculty of Theology, AMU and renowned Islamic scholar Prof M. Saud Alam Qasmi said that Samajwadi Party had promised in its manifesto for giving 18% reservation to Muslims and releasing innocent Muslims who are in jails. But instead of implementing its election manifesto Samajwadi Party is playing politics with Muslim sentiments and has failed to fulfil its election promise.

"It also failed to prevent communal riots in the state. The Samajwadi party government did not prevent communal riots in Muzaffarnagar and tried to create gulf between Hindus and Muslims so that its benefit may be reaped in the next general elections", he said.

He further said that in the next general elections the Muslims will teach a lesson to the Akhilesh government as they defeated BJP and BSP in the last Assembly elections.

Social Worker, Najam Abbasi said that the situation was quiet tense in Muzaffarnagar since last few weeks but the district administration did not act on it and miserably failed to take preventive measures, the resultant of which was the loss of lives of dozens of people.

He categorically stated that this shows that the present state government is not at all worried about the security of Muslims.

President of SAF and General Secretary of United Muslim Organisation, Dr. Shakeel Samdani, while presiding the meeting said that these types of communal riots are hampering and weakening the secular fabric of this nation and is creating a wide gulf between two major communities of this country which is injurious for the nation.

He said that Muzaffarnagar riots are a part of a larger conspiracy to weaken the communal harmony for the sake of vote bank and the so-called 'Pro Muslim' govt of U.P. has miserably failed to contain these riots. He strongly condemned the state govt and ruling party for this.

He further said that so far the Akhilesh govt hsa not done anything significant for the riot victims and about 50,000 refugees are still waiting for govt help. No leader has been arrested so far against whom F.I.R's have been launched.

He also said that this is not the time to count the dead bodies of Hindus and Muslims, but it is the time to move ahead and help all the riots victims in the best possible manner. He demanded that the compensation for deceased should be raised to Rs. 25 lacs and for injured it should be Rs. 5 lacs.

He also asked the govt that the houses which were burned down to ashes should be reconstructed within two month, at the same time he appealed that the people who are behind these riots should be brought to book. He also requested the saner elements of both the communities to organise peace march in towns and cities.

He asked Central govt to immediately issue an ordinance relating to the Communal Violence Bill, so that this type of incident may not occur in future and the erring officers may be punished. He also said that the Central govt must draft a policy of Uniform Compensation in such cases.

Secretary of the forum, Mansoor Ilahi said that the 'Social Media has played a very negative role in these riots. The conspirators flared the sentiments of people spreading fake videos and clippings which provoked communal tension between Hindus and Muslims. He requested the govt to constitute a special 'cyber cell' to tackle with these things.

General Secretary of Aligarh Zakat Fund, Dr. Obaid Iqbal Asim condemened the Akhilesh govt and said that the so-called 'anguish' of Azam Khan and his skipping of party meeting and the visit of Akhilesh Yadav to his house to persuade him is a political drama which will continue till 2014 general elections as they want to befool the Muslims this time also but 'Inshallah' this time they will not succeed.

President, Aligarh Madarsa Association, Nizamuddin said that the U.P. govt with the help of communal forces tried to divide the people on communal lines for political gains which should be condemned.

In the last a resolution was passed where in it was requested to all to help the innocent people especially Muslims who have lost everything in these communal riots and organise inter faith meetings in riot affected areas.

It was requested from the govt that stringent action must be taken against the culprits irrespective of their religion and political belonging. The resolution also expressed its deep concern over the silence of Samajwadi party Muslim leaders including Ministers, M.P's and M.L.A.'s and said this attitude of their will lead to their downfall and Muslims are now forced to think about them in the coming elections.

The meeting was attented by Naseem Shahid, President, Shams Educational Welfare Society, Haji Aslam Ansari, Vice President, Aligarh Udyog Viyapar Pratinidhi Mandal, Mrs. Rehnuma, Principal, Madarsa Muskan, Maulana Shoaib Bulandshahri, Dr. Mujib, Ayesha Ansari, Mrs. Anjum Taseem, Mrs. Parveen Abbasi, Pervez Ansari, Atiq Ansari of Momin Conference, Bablu Sherwania, Danish Iqbal. Vote of thanks was proposed by Abdullah Samdani.

[Photo Caption: Dr Shakeel Samdani (centre) while addressing the meeting.]

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