Ulema Council demands high-level enquiry of Varanasi police firing

By TwoCircles.net news desk,

Patna: The president of Ulema Council Maulana Amir Rashadi has strongly condemned the communal violence in Bajardiha village of Varanasi district, which was a handiwork of anti-social elements on the occasion of Holi festival. He expressed his grief on desecration of a mosque in the village in the presence of security forces and subsequent killing of innocent Muslims in police firing.

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Mualana Rashadi also condemned the communal clash occurred in Dostpur village of Sultanpur district where Muslims shops and houses were looted and set on fire.

He declared as sorrowful the appointment of the magistrate for enquiry into Varanasi violence under whose charge two Muslims were shot dead and several others injured.

Maulana Rashadi demanded the government to give at least Rs 10 lakhs in compensation each to the families of the persons killed in police firing and Rs 2 lakhs for the injured. He also demanded the government to compensate for the losses of properties of Muslims in Dostpur village of Sultanpur district.

The guilty magistrate and police inspector should be removed from their offices immediately, the Maulana demanded, adding that a high level enquiry should be conducted into the two incidents and culprits should be booked.

Meanwhile, a prayer program was held at headquarters of Ulema Council in Azamgarh for those Muslims killed or injured in the police firing in Varanasi and Sultanpur.