Sunday, August 19, 2012

Muslims condemn campaign against North-Eastern people; demand sources of sms’s be probed: The Milli Gazette

Muslims condemn campaign against North-Eastern people; demand sources of sms’s be probed

The Milli Gazette

New Delhi, Saturday, 18 August 2012: We, representatives of leading Muslim organizations in the country, unreservedly condemn the criminal and mischievous campaign against people of North Eastern origin in certain parts of the country like Karnataka and Maharashtra for which modern media like bulk email, text and video messaging is being used.

We also appeal to our respected Imams and Khateebs to avail the occasion of the Eid prayers and make an appeal to the Muslim masses in their sermons to maintain calm, peace and brotherhood. We also appeal to the Muslim masses to beware of the communal forces’ designs and remain vigilant to maintain peace and amity in their respective localities.

We also appeal to the Muslim community in the country and especially in the affected areas to cooperate and assure their brothers and sisters from North Eastern states that they are safe and secure and should not panic and leave their studies, jobs or businesses. Muslims should also offer the distressed persons to come and live in their houses and institutions until the situation becomes normal.

We request the concerned authorities in all affected areas to meticulously probe the source(s) of these sms’s and punish the guilty without mercy. We have reason to believe that this criminal campaign is orchestrated by the same people who are hell-bent to turn the present ethnic cleansing campaign in the Bodo Territorial Council areas into a foreigners and intruders’ issue, which it is not. We are reminded by a similar campaign in Assam in May 2005 which had affected lakhs of people. Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi had at the time squarely blamed the BJP saying that the BJP and RSS are trying to foment communal tension in Assam. We hope the authorities will not develop cold feet in probing the origins of the present campaign and punishing them.

Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat
Muhammad Jaafar, Vice President, Jamaat-e Islami Hind
Mujtaba Farooq, Convenor, Coordination Committee Indian Muslims on Assam
Abdul Khaliq, General Secretary, Lok Janshakti Party
Ml. Asghar Imam Mehdi, General Secretary, Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e Hadees
Ml. Abdul Hameed Nomani, Secretary, Jamiat Ulama-e Hind
Navaid Hamid, General Secretary, Movement for Empowerment of Muslim Indians
Dr Taslim Rahmani, President, Muslim Political Council
Dr Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas, Member, Working Committee, Muslim Personal Law Board

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