CLMC condemns NIA for arresting Hyderabad youths under terror charges

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: The Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee (CLMC), a Hyderabad based social group has strongly condemned the arrest of Muslim youths of the city by NIA and Task Force police of Hyderabad.

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On Wednesday NIA arrested five Muslim youths from Hyderabad alleging they were preparing to commit terrorist acts by targeting public places including religious sites, sensitive government buildings etc. in various parts of the country. In addition to this NIA also detained six more youths from the city and was questioning them to ascertain their role.

Terming these arrests and allegations as fabricated, CLMC today released a statement and said it has become the practice of state to target the Hyderabadi Muslims to defame and isolate them from the mainstream and to spoil their lives.

“There is no doubt that Hyderabad police is very much notorious in making false stories and implicating the Muslim youth in the fabricated cases with the false allegations”, CLMC said.

It also took on NIA and said that it is working with the ruling political party’s policy to suppress the Muslims and is giving free hands to Hindutva elements by providing them a clean chit as it has happened in Sadhvi Pragnya Singh Thakur who is an accused in Malegaon bomb blast.

CLMC further added that it has become habit of the police and they are tactfully targeting Muslim community on fabricated stories. “Police is spreading these kinds of stories through media in such a manner that a common man will believe that stories, it becomes easier when the person is a Muslim and religious who will be labeled as terrorist”, it further said.

In a meticulously planned operation, NIA Hyderabad unit by conducted a late night operation in the old city of Hyderabad and detained 11 Muslim youths within the age group of 21-40 years old.

The family members of these Muslim youths are categorically denying all the charges framed against their kin by NIA and are stating that their youth are innocent. Parents also said that most of the youth were arrested when they were returning from the morning (Fajr) prayers. The police raided on their houses by saying that they are from Income Tax office and started searching; the family members were astonished by this kind of searching.

After the arrest, state police is accusing them that they are the key members of Ansarul Touheed, an allegedly breakaway group of Indian Mujahideen which has close connection with ISIS. As per the police stories, in this group recruitment was done through internet and web based applications. The NIA is also accusing them of preparing criminal conspiracy to wage war against government of India by collecting weapons and explosive material.