پاکستاان لیجر | PAKISTAN LEDGER | پاکستاني کھاتا |Sept. 23rd, 08 | Moin Ansari | معین آنصآرّی |
The Indian Muslims are between a rock and a hard place. They face constant threats of "Pakistan ya Qabristan", discrimination in jobs and in society, incarceration in Kashmir, deportation in Bihar and Genocidal rape and burning in Gujarat.
Muslims being targeted in name of fight against terrorism’
NEW DELHI: Muslim organisations in India said on Monday that their community in general and Muslim youth in particular were being targeted in the name of the fight against terrorism. Eight Muslim groups representing the Jamaat-e-Islami, the Milli Council, the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) and others on Monday formed a ‘Co-ordination Committee of Indian Muslims’ to form a united front against the highhandedness of police and intelligence agencies.
Addressing a press conference, AIMMM President Dr Zafrul Islam Khan demanded a high-level judicial inquiry into last Friday's encounter in Delhi's Jamia Nagar Muslim locality, in which two alleged terrorists were killed. He wondered why the so-called terrorists had not been caught alive. "People believe the two were killed in a fake encounter," he said. The leaders said, "We want to contribute to establishing a terror-free India. Muslims are fundamentally opposed to terrorism, as Islam forbids killing anyone unjustly and by unjust means."
They said the committee had been set up as it was felt necessary to deal with "the current terrorism scare among the Muslim community in India". iftikhar gilani