Activists oppose profiling of Muslims, write to Maha CM

    By Rehan Ansari,,

    Mumbai: The banner of absconding accused by the Anti Terrorsit Squad Maharashtra caused resentments among Muslim activists in Mumbai. Poster containing Photographs and name of the accused, all Muslims are placed in hotels, corners and busy signals are put and distributed by the Police.

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    It’s nothing but the profiling of Muslims and presenting them in bad light. Why the photographs and banner of other right wing absconding accused in Malegaon Blast case is not issued, asked M A Khalid, General Secretary, All India Milli Council.

    Khalid has now written to the Mahrashtra Chief Minister against what he called the “malafide intentions” of the ATS “evidently shows the ill motivated, offensive and biased attitude of the ATS officials,” who are targeting the Muslim community.

    Stating Malegaon blast- 2006, investigation where NIA filed different chargesheet with right wing Hindu group the press release doubted the credentials of the Maharashtra ATS and condemn its “biased and controversial way of functioning.”

    Clearing the air the ATS Maharashtra Chief Rakesh Maria reportedly said, “It’s issued with the permission of court. It’s in the public interest so that people must recognized them and do not let their home to these accused.”

    The other case of Malegaon blast 2006 is investigated by the NIA and they will take the action if they will feel so, he added.

    MA Khalid added that no matter how good may be the intention of the Maharashtra ATS, but the way in which the matter of the banner has been projected and presented is objectionable and also it has been displayed at the sensitive occasion of the festivals of the Muslims which send wrong and inflammatory message among various occasions of the festivals of the Muslims which sends wrong and inflammatory message among various communities that may tarnish the communal fabric of the nation.

    Khalid has hence urged the Maharashtra CM to “direct the concerned the police officials to eradicate the inflammatory style and matter of the disputed Maharashtra ATS banners,” and to further refrain from such biased actions in future.