Muslim groups condemn worsening law and order situations in UP

    By Staff Reporter,

    New Delhi: Muslim organisations have condemned the spate of riots in Uttar Pradesh and the worsening law and order situations in the state since Akhilesh Yadav took over the rein.

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    Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind national president Maulana Qari Mohammad Usman Mansoorpuri and its general secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani have condemned the fresh bout of communal violence erupted in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas.

    Maulana Mahmood Madani has written a letter to Sushil Kumar Shinde and UP CM AKhilesh Yadav in this regard. Although forces have been deployed in the city area of Muzaffarnagar but violent attack continues to take place against the minority community in the adjoining villages and hamlets.

    Citing names of villages such as Mansoorpur, Shamli Qutubpur, Snasuali, Tewda etc, Maulana Madani said the minority community in these villages is very frightened and communal elements are constantly targeting and killing them. The violence is spreading form one village to other. The situation is looking very serious and seems out of control. Therefore, seeking urgent intervention from the centre, Maulana Madani claimed that the state government and local administration has failed to control the violence and despite high alerts in the region, the administration was unable to stop Jat community’s meeting aimed at provoking their people to target minority community.

    “The on-going violence only escalated following the same meeting in Naglabadhod yesterday. The participants were shouting slogans ‘’Miya: Pakistan Ya qabrastan” Maulana Madani demanded from the centre to look into in the matter and provide security to the minority community in the troubled region, and deal with iron hand with those who engineer the violence and are hell- bent on killing masses.

    Advocate Mohammad Shoaib, Chairman of Rihai Manch, meanwhile flayed the Samajwadi party government and accused them of colluding with the Hindutva forces to polarise the voters.Since May 20 Rihai Manch (Forum for the Release of Innocent Muslims imprisoned in the name of Terrorism) is on indefinite dharna outside the UP Assembly demanding arrest of police officers involved in Khalid Mujahid’s murder, issuing the RD Nimesh commission report and action report, and the immediate release of innocent Muslim youth imprisoned in the name of terrorism.

    The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, umbrella body of Indian Muslim organizations, said today that the Akhlesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh has utterly failed on the law and order front and should be dismissed forthwith to allow for a spell of governor raj.

    The Mushawarat also demanded that political parties indulging in communal politics should be derecognised and individuals found guilty of indulging in communal politics and stoking violence should be barred from contesting in elections. The Mushawarat made these demands in a letter to the Union Home Minister Mr Sushil Kumar Shinde.

    Following is the text of the Mushawarat letter to the Home Minister:

    8 August, 2013

    Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde
    Hon’ble Union Home Minister
    Government of India
    New Delhi

    Dear Sir,

    We approach you on behalf of the All India Muslim Mjalis-e Mushawarat, umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, to express to you our grief and anguish at the unfolding communal polarisation in Uttar Pradesh. Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas have been simmering for close to two weeks and now when the fire spread even to rural areas, the state government has woken up and started taking hesitant steps.

    Ever since the Samajwadi Party government came to power in Uttar Pradesh early last year, it has looked the other way giving full freedom to the RSS-BJP-backed hate peddlers who are pushing the whole state to strife and riot for political gain. According to reports available with us, over two hundred riots have taken place in the state during the short period of SP government which itself has accepted on the floor of the state assembly that 27 communal riots have taken place across the state.

    It is our considered opinion that the SP government in Uttar Pradesh has failed in its basic duties and it is collaborating with communal elements to polarise the society ahead of the general elections next year. It is, therefore, necessary to dismiss this government and bring in a spell of governor raj to control the situation and shackle the communal elements in the state.

    It is also our considered opinion that communal politics has become a tool of winning elections. Therefore, it is necessary to take measures to derecognise political parties playing the communal card and to strip individuals doing communal politics and stoking violence of their right to contest elections if they are found guilty of indulging in communal politics aiming at the polarisation and division of society.

    Yours sincerely

    Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan