Muslim women converge to pray for release of Maulana Naseeruddin

By staff reporter,

New Delhi: Hundreds of Muslim women converged in Hyderabad on Friday to pray for the release of Maulana Muhammad Naseeruddin, his three sons and other Muslim youths who are languishing in different jails in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh for several years.

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The massive dua program was held after Asr prayer at Idgah Ujale Shah in Saidabad, Hyderabad. Maulana Naseeruddin’s wife and other women from across the city gathered there and prayed for the release of Maulana Naseeruddin and scores of Muslim youths picked up from in and around Hyderabad and implicated in various terror cases in the last few years.

The women were very emotional while some were weeping during the dua. They prayed Allah to end the regime of tyrant rulers. They prayed for the ruin of those doing atrocities on the innocents. At the time of the prayer, the Idgah was turned into a police camp with policewomen in large number surrounding the Idgah, says the Siasat daily.

Maulana Naseeruddin is languishing in Sabarmati jail in Gujarat jail for four years. After prayer, talking to pressmen, family of the Maulana protested against police atrocities. They said police atrocities against respected families in Saeedabad are on.

Maulana’s three sons have been implicated in one terror case or the other and are now languishing in jails. His three sons Muqeemuddin Yasir (25), Baleeghuddin Jaber (27) and youngest of all Raziuddin Nasir besides 38 other Muslim youths from the city are in jails.

Maulana was arrested by Gujarat police in front of Saifabad DGP Office in Hyderabad in November 2004 and was sent to Gujarat. Mujahid Saleem Islahi, son of Maulana Abdul Aleem Islahi, who was protesting against Maulana Naseeruddin’s arrest on October 31, 2004, was killed by the Gujarat police. The Gujarat police wanted to arrest Maulana Naseeruddin in connection with the murder of former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya. Pandya died in March 2003, when gunmen opened fire on him in broad daylight in Ahmedabad.

The health of Maulana Naseeruddin who has been implicated in false cases and has been languishing in Gujarat jail for 4 years is deteriorating day by day and his kidneys are also failing. He is in need of immediate medical help, says social activist and Majlis Bachao Tehreek leader Amjedullah Khan.

Raziuddin Nasir, the third son of Maulana Naseeruddin was booked by Ahmadabad police in October 2008 in connection with the Ahmedabad serial blasts. Raziuddin Nasir was arrested by Karnataka police in January the same year at Honalli in Belgaum district in connection with a vehicle lifting case, and had since been in jail.

Maulana’s eldest son Muqeemuddin Yasser was arrested in July 2008 on the charges of conspiracy to wage war against the nation and two other cases.