Stop random arrests of Muslim men on IS pretext: Muslim organisations

The six groups are Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, Ahle Hadees, All-India Majlis-e-Mushawarat, Milli Council, and the Welfare Party.

Written by Seema Chishti | New Delhi | Published:February 9, 2016 4:10 am
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Six Muslim organisations have come together to denounce the Islamic State (IS) as “unIslamic” and “terrorist” but have also exhibited concern over what they called a conspiracy to target and arrest educated young Muslim men under the “pretext of IS”.

This, they apprehend, is a ploy to create terror among the community, which will create a problem for the country in the long run. “Arrest of innocent Muslim youths on one hand, and steps for release of the accused in big Hindutva terror cases (on the other), prove that the ruling party is implementing its communal agenda and its slogan of ‘sabka saath sabka vikas’ was a mirage,” the organisations said Monday.

The six groups are Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, Ahle Hadees, All-India Majlis-e-Mushawarat, Milli Council, and the Welfare Party.

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Alleging that there appears to be a motive behind demonising the community, S Q R T Ilyas of All-India Muslim Personal Law Board and Welfare Party said Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said at a counter-terror conference held in March last year that there was no IS in India. “What explains the vacillations since,” he asked. “Has one year suddenly made most educated young (Muslims) suspects?”

The group claimed that in 2014 only 18 of 141 people apprehended were chargesheeted, and the remaining 123 were found innocent.

Most of these people, too, would probably be released by higher courts, they said, alleging that young men from the community are picked up randomly and charged with being either terrorists or sympathisers.

They made seven demands of the NDA government, including “full expose of the Hindutva terror network uncovered by slain (Mumbai Police) ATS chief Hemant Karkare, and cases brought to light by admissions of Swami Aseemanand”. Thy also demanded formation of a panel to work as “watchdog” and look into cases of arrests made on “mere suspicion”.

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    Sirius
    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:07 pm
    These groups are fronts of the hardliners to pressurize the govt. into inaction , and to peion the opposition for support in parliament. All the arrests so far have been on the basis of monitoring over a period of time , some alarming communication intercepts, or intelligence from cooperative foreign agencies. Yes they may be let off by courts, but the arrests are justified for the agencies . "Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas" is no mirage, as no minority organization, business, businessman, professional, or govt. servant has been victimized, and they have only prospered.
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      Satinder Issar
      Feb 9, 2016 at 3:40 am
      Law is the same for all...respect the consution... Let them work... There is nothing called Muslim or Hindu.... Correct your understanding....
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        IML sood
        Feb 9, 2016 at 10:44 am
        Look at their charge,which means if these people do any anti national act police should not take any action.It is generally said'wolf in sheep clothing' but here wolf in his own clothing is showing his sharp teeth. Do we are notsupposed to take note of such elements who are enjoying every benefit and comfort in this country but are loyal to masters sitting outside the country.IMore surprising is that many misguided people here start crying intolerance when such elements are exposed.Shame on such people.
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          Vish
          Feb 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm
          These Is and ISI sympathisers should listen to or read what UAE foreign minister has just said, and about deportations by Turkey, Syria, Iraq, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and the grounds. They should also educate themselves from revelations on the activities of such accused.
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            sunny
            Feb 9, 2016 at 7:53 pm
            modi amit shah rajnath are 2 face mans on one hand in public they praise muslim and on another side they back stab muslims releasing of most of saffron terror group who were in jailed they are hypocriate
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              Alpha C.
              Feb 9, 2016 at 4:40 am
              With media house like IE and reporting like this, does India really need a foe? Coloring everything with lens of religion, serving one-sided view with intent to polarize nation and create social unrest, providing platforms to rowdy elements and groups with aim to deflect nation's attention from real significant issues that threaten the unity and integrity of the nation; all in the name of journalism. Shame on you guys.
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                Ashok Sridharan
                Feb 9, 2016 at 5:20 am
                Let there also be statistics on the number of people wrongly arrested on terror accusations. Without those figures, how are we to know that only Muslims are being omly targeted?
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                  Victor
                  Feb 9, 2016 at 1:43 am
                  These Muslin organizations are crazy.Stop all this nonsense face the reality,look at the world like,stan,afganista,Iran,Iraq etc etc
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