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Law on prevention of communal riots more important than Uniform Civil Code: Mahmood Madani
Sunday October 16, 2016 9:59 AM, News Network

Mahmood Madani

New Delhi:
Taking exception to the Modi government’s stand on Uniform Civil Code (UCC), Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind on Saturday said a law on prevention of communal violence is more important than legislation on the controversial civil law and matters like triple talaq.

"It is utmost important for the government to concentrate on protecting the life and property of the minorities, especially the Muslims, instead of agonizing them over the issues of civil law and triple talaq", he said after visiting Behraich, Uttar Pradesh.

He noted that during communal riots, weaker sections and women belonging to the minority community suffer the most.

"In Behraich too women were beaten up and children were killed", he said.

Urging cabinet ministers to work towards enacting anti-communal violence law instead of creating hue and cry over injustice to Muslim women, Mahmood Madani asserted that communal riots affect the dignity, economy and trade of any country.

He further said that over a period of time, communal riots are being engineered in Uttar Pradesh with a well-thought strategy and government machinery cries over split milk when rioters flee away from the scene.

Stating that communal flare-ups erupt on occasions of religious festivals, Mahmood Madani said adequate police arrangements were not made and those present were mute spectators and did not take any action against rioters.

"Rioters kept on burning the houses belonging to the minority community in the very presence of police crew", he said about the violence erupted in Ganna Khan Village in district Behraich during Dueshara.

He demanded from the government of Uttar Pradesh to take stern action against the district administration and pay adequate compensation to the victims of communal riot. He also demanded judicial inquiry of Behraich communal riot.

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