UP CM urged to take immediate action on detention of Kashmiri students

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi, TwoCircles.net,

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has been urged to take immediate action on the detention of two teenaged Kashmiri students of Jamiatul Falah, a reputed madrasa in Azamgarh. The students were picked by UP ATS from Kaifiyat Express at Aligarh Railway Station on 24th May morning. Even three days after the detention, neither their parents have been informed, nor have they been presented in any court.

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Samajwadi Party leader Dr Tasleem Rahmani Sunday afternoon sent an email to UP CM office informing them about the incident. Dr. Rahmani also called OSD of the CM urging him to take notice of the issue seriously and place it before the CM.

Sajjad Ahmed Batt was student of Arabi Awwal (First year of 5-year Arabic course) and Wasim Ahmed Batt was studying in the second year of the same course. They were cousin brothers. Wasim’s elder brother had come to Delhi for treatment and they were going to see him. They boarded Kaifiyat Express on 23rd May and as soon as the train reached Aligarh station, UP ATS sleuths armed with sophisticated weapons entered the general coach and took out the two boys and fled away.

Confirming the incident, Maulana Tahir Madani, Director, Jamiatul Falah, told TCN over phone that the two Kashmir students who were cousin brothers boarded Kaifiyat Express on Wednesday. They were going to Delhi to meet their elder brother who had come there for treatment. When the boys did not reach Delhi on Thursday their family informed the madrasa. Next day (on Friday) local media reported about the arrest of two Kashmiri youths from Kaifiyat Express.

The authorities of Jamiatul Falah have filed a written complaint in the local police station about the abduction of their students. They are today meeting Superintendent of Police, Azamgarh in this regard.

Reacting to the incident, Maulana Madani said the students are innocent and they are falsely implicated.

“This incident is the part of the nationwide continuous campaign to harass and implicate innocent Muslim youths in terror cases. They are being implicated in false cases,” he said.

Commenting on the incident, Dr Tasleem Rahmani, who also heads Muslim Political Council of India, said this all is a conspiracy to make innocents criminals. “Young chief minister should take notice of it and do justice. UP ATS comes under UP Govt. He should immediately stop cruelty on innocents as this is affecting the image of the govt and CM,” said Dr. Rahmani.