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Bid to Drag Indian Muslims into Indo-US Nuclear Deal Controversies Condemned

By Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net,

Bhopal: All India Muslim Forum has condemned the vicious political circles which are consistently making a desperate attempt to drag Muslim community into the controversies surrounding Indo-US Nuclear Deal.

The major part of the blame, according to Muslim Forum, lies on the shoulders of those nefarious ‘maulvis’ who masterminded the statement from the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms Mayawati, linking the nuclear deal with Muslims, as a means to prostrate on her feet for their own selfish ends.

A Press release issued from Lucknow on Thursday by Dr. Aftab Ahmed, Media Incharge All India Muslim Forum, said that in a joint statement the president of the Muslim Forum, Dr. M. K. Sherwani and its General Secretary, Saeed Arshad Azmi have emphatically asserted that while they have a strong conviction that through this nuclear deal, the American imperialism is successfully penetrating the first poison-tipped lethal injection into India’s sovereign body politic, but they are strongly opposed to any political adventure which is seeking to make the slavish and helpless Indian Muslims the centre of dirty electoral game on the eve of Parliamentary elections.

There is no doubt, the Forum leaders stressed, that this Nuclear deal is an instrument for India to join America’s so-called ‘war on terror’, which in fact is ‘war on Islam’, and the U.S. President George W.Bush has made it unambiguously clear on the 9th of this month at G-8 Summit at Toyako by his declaration ” that the US would continue to work with India to “ develop not only a new strategic relationship, but a relationship that addresses some of the world’s problem.”

Under these circumstances, Dr. Sherwani and Azmi have appealed both to the supporters and opponents of this nuclear deal to refrain from making even the slightest mention of Muslims during the heated discussion in the parliament over the Trust Motion on July 21 and 22. If the political parties have any sympathy with Muslims they must jointly strive to implement the recommendations of the Sachchar Committee and earmark the proportionate 8.5 per cent quota for Muslim backwards within 27 per cent reservations of Mandal Commission. ([email protected])