Thursday, May 6, 2010

Time to question politics of terror bombings: Civil groups

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi,

Firoz Mithiborewal (extreme right in blue shirt) and others taking part in a symposium on "Politics of Terror" in New Delhi

New Delhi: What is the motive of terror bombings in India in the last one decade and who has benefited, politically, from these anti-national activities, asked civil and some political groups today here at a symposium and asserted that it’s time for citizens to ask the government on security lapses and why no punishment to officials for these lapses.

At the symposium titled “Politics of Terror” various speakers – civil rights activists, community leaders and politicians – said the citizens should gather courage and ask the government for all terror bombings and security lapses behind them and why no official has been punished for security lapses whether it is Mumbai terror attacks or Parliament attacks.

Dr Qasim Rasool Ilyas, executive committee member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board referred to statements of some top political leaders after Parliament attacks and Ahmedabad serial bombings. The politicians had indicated toward political angle behind such attacks as the ruling parties were in crisis when these incidents took place and successfully bailed out them by diverting nation’s attention. “When Muslim youths are being acquitted in terror cases one after another, it’s time to ask the government as to who actually is responsible for these attacks,” Ilyas said.
Mujtaba Farooq, political affairs secretary, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind while expressing relief over a little decline in hostility for the Muslim community following exposure of Hindu hands in Malegaon bombing said the civil groups should come out to demand the government for a thorough probe into all terror attacks in the country.
Abdul Khaliq, Secretary, Lok Janshakti Party, said it’s time to talk about which political party has got benefits from terrorist attacks in the country.Noted documentary maker Shubhradeep Chakrabarty said terror attacks and bombings in India are new avatar of communal riots. The perpetrators know they can’t do Gujarat riots again and again. Like communal riots, terror bombings are being executed with planning and purpose. He also pointed out political and economic angle behind such terror attacks.
The symposium was organized by Awami Bharat and Bharat Bachao Aandolan.

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