The recommendations made by NCM (National Commission for Minorities) in the case of Mecca Masjid blast comes as a whiff of fresh air to the families of the innocent Muslims who were falsely implicated in the case. The 21 Muslim boys who had been wrongly framed and jailed in the bomb blast case had to face incalculable trauma until they were released. The compensation of Rs.3 lakh recommended to be paid to each of the boys, though insignificant when compared to their travails, is a laudable aspect. The NCM has rightly demanded action against the guilty policemen, besides asking the compensation amount to be recovered from their salaries. It remains to be seen whether the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy has the resilience to heed to the NCM.
Syed Sultan Mohiddin