New Delhi: In a fiery speech in the Delhi assembly Friday, Amanatullah Khan, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Okhla, asserted that the Muslim youths who have been acquitted in terror cases should be provided government jobs and referred the "acquittal" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riot to justify his demand.
"When Narendra Modi can become prime minister after acquittal in 2002 Gujarat riot cases, why can't Muslims get government job after acquittal in terror cases", he said in the Delhi Assembly referring to the SIT "clean chit" to Narendra Modi.
Speaking under Special Mention (Rule 280) in the Delhi Assembly, Khan claimed there has been several incidents of youths being picked up by the police in Okhla in wrong cases, but many of them were later acquitted by the court.
"I want the government to provide government jobs to those acquitted in terror cases as they spend their lives in jail for 20-25 years, but when these allegations turned out to be false, they are acquitted by court. I demand that such person should be provided with job," the Okhla MLA said.
The AAP legislator also made a reference to the 2008 Batla House encounter case in the Assembly.
"Okhla was once known for Jamia Milliah Islamia - the renowned university. Today it is known for Batla House encounter, though many youths of the area arrested in the case were later found to be innocent and wrongly framed in the case", he said.
He demanded that police officers who arrested "innocent youths" in false cases should be held responsible.
"Two days back, Mohammad Aamir came to me and told that he had been arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on February 20, 1998 and after 14 years, he was acquitted of all charges in 2012," he claimed.
"He also told me that his father had died after one and a half years of his arrest and his mother suffered brain damage," he further claimed, adding, "I demand that such persons should be given government job." (With inputs from PTI)