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Mushawarat Meet Expresses Alarm at – ‘Designs to Change Social Demography’

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New Delhi: The Central Committee of the All India Muslim Majlis Mushawarat’s (AIMMM) which met here on February 17 has expressed alarm over designs of the communal forces to change demography by expelling Muslims from rural areas were they have lived for centuries. It called upon the Union and State Governments to check the trend which can be seen in Muzaffarnagar and was earlier witnessed in Assam and Gujarat in 2002. It said some 20,000 refugees are still languishing in tents in miserable conditions in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Uttar Pradesh where riots were engineered in August 2013.
The Mushawarat urged the Union Government to publicise the details about the newly formed National Waqf Development Corporation (NAWAD) and wanted the government to remove the impression that the Corporation would benefit all the minorities and reminded that Waqf were exclusively meant for the Muslim community.
The Mushawarat noted that while the ban on SIMI is renewed without fail and its former members are unnecessarily harassed, a plethora of Hindutva terror organisations remain untouched like Sanatan Sanstha, Abhinav Bharat, Bajrang Dal and Sri Ram Sena. It recalled that the Mahrashtra state had recommended a ban on Abhinav Bharat which speaks volumes about the attitude of the Union government vis-à-vis saffron terror.
Modi and Gujarat riots
Mushawarat resolution said that Modi and his defenders were claiming that courts have given him a clean chit, hence any talk of his involvement in the 2002 riots is a contempt of court. It said, this was factually incorrect as Modi has been given a clean chit by the SIT which has come under severe criticism for ignoring solid evidence implicating Modi in the 2002 riots. Zakia Jafari too has decided to move High Court against a lower court’s verdict in Gulbarg Colony case. “Modi will remain an accused until the apex court, which had called him a “Nero”, exonerates him. Modi not only actively supported the riots, he has also been instrumental in dismissing FIRs and withdrawal of cases against the accused and shielding them, in addition to actively denying relief and justice to the victims. Selection of such a person by the saffron party as its prime ministerial candidate indicates the valueless and opportunist politics of Hindutva forces”, the resolution stated.
Violence against Christian minority
The Mushawarat quoting a report prepared by Justice (retd) Michael Saldanha o behalf of the Christian Church, said communal forces have steadily targeted the Christian community across the country. It said, about 4,000 Christian were targeted during 2013, and about 400 clergy and community leaders were attacked in 200 anti-Christians incidents across 19 states. It urged stringent action against hate crimes.
Taking note of Swami Aseemanand’s assertion in his latest interview with Caravan magazine that top bosses of the RSS were directly involved in motivating and financing saffron terror, Mushawarat said it becomes a duty of the Union home ministry to treat this danger with the seriousness it deserved.
Aam Admi Party
Mushawarat welcomed the emergence of Aam Admi Party (AAP) and said it considers it a secular alternative. “But AAP, which is clear about the scourge of corruption, is not clear about the other scourge of communalism and though it has demanded the formation of SIT to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, it is silent about the communal violence bill, fake encounters and arrests of Muslim youth in the name of fighting terror. It wanted the AAP to clarify its position about these crucial issues as well.