An Appeal to Human Rights Organisations

The cold-blooded murder of Qateel Siddiqui in Pune’s Yarvada high security jail recently, is yet another proof that the life of a Muslim  is no longer safe in India even behind the walls of a high security jail. This cold-blooded murder comes in quick succession after a  number of cases where security agencies’ high-handedness in dealing with Muslim youth on flimsy charges and mere suspicion gives  away the game of the administration’s war against the Muslim community in the name of fighting “terror”. The murdered accused,  Qateel Siddiqui, was a lawabiding citizen of this country. We appeal to the national and international human rights organisations to take notice of the  situation in India where sections of the administration are fighting a war against the country’s largest religious minority in the name of  fighting “terror”, while the security agencies themselves are the biggest culprits and excel in fabrication of cases and use torture to force the accused to confess to crimes they never committed.
[Umbrella body of the Indian Muslim organisations],
New Delhi, [email protected]


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