Jamiat condemns Gujarat for destroying 2002 riots records

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind strongly flayed the Government of Gujarat for destroying intelligence records relating to 2002 communal riots. He termed it as a blatant criminal act of the Modi Government for covering up the heinous acts of crime.

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“Such a move by the state government could not be condoned in a secular and democratic country. The government’s counsel shamelessly admitted this act by wrongly quoting ‘’standard procedure’’ and overlooking provision of the Gujarat Police manual and Indian penal code, according to which such records of witness could not be destroyed if matter is subjuduiced. There is no such judicial precedence in the country at all. It’s a criminal act and could not be ignored,” Maulana Madani said.

He expressed apprehension that “it could have serious repercussion and set bad precedence, as a result of which victims who are normally to wait for justice for years can be victim of dabang and highly networked criminals who may openly conspire to get evidence against them destroyed. Such a situation will lead to anarchy in the country and denial of justice to victims.

Maulana Madani said Jamiat is considering lodging a case against the Government of Gujarat in this regard. Government officials and those involved in the communal riots of Gujarat must not and can not be set free, he said.