Expressing grace concern over the recent communal flare-ups in Uttar Pradesh and Assam, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has asked both the state governments to end violence and restore peace. In a press statement, JIH Secretary General, Mr. Nusrat Ali expressed his deep sadness and sorrow over the pitiful state of Muslims in the holy month of Ramadhan in the two large states of India. Because of the inability of the government to curb anti-social activities of communal forces, Muslims are bearing the brunt. It is the legal and moral obligation of the government to end violence and it must do it whatever the cost.
The Jamaat leader further said that the large Muslim population is at the receiving end of the Bodo terrorism, which is forcing them to leave their homes and hearths. This situation is a challenge for the government itself, he added. The immediate need of the hour is to put an end to the violence by using the entire wherewithal.
He further demanded the seizure of all the arms and weapons stashed in the localities of the evil doers and deployment of force in the sensitive areas. He also demanded arrangements to make Muslims live in peace and tranquillity in their own area, instead of migrating to other places for the sake of security. He urged the central government to look into the matter seriously and do the needful to save the lives and properties of Muslims.
In a press statement, Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Hind UP (West) and Uttarakhand, Maulana Inamullah Islahi expressed sadness and grief over the recent Bareilly and Aonla communal riots and termed the present Akhilesh Kumar government a failure.
“It seems there is no government and law and order in UP and the state is being run by the fascist forces. The state government has failed to control riots and proved inefficient in nabbing the perpetrators as yet,” he said.
“The lives and properties of Muslims are not safe anywhere and as a result Muslims have lost faith in the administration. Fascist forces orchestrate violence wherever they want and the administration stands as mere spectator,” he added.
The Jamaat leader asked the government to give compensation to all those affected by the riots and demanded punishment for the guilty officers. He further demanded a high level enquiry into the riots that have taken place since the SP government has come into power. Besides, he asked the government for relief in curfew during the sahri and aftar times and to come up with the provision for continuous delivery of basic amenities during the holy month of Ramadhan.