New Delhi: April, 5,208:- A delegation of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind headed by its national General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani, today met with Shri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister of India at his office in New Delhi to apprise him about the recent spurt in the incidents of communal violence, on the occasion of Ram Navami Festival, in various parts of the country including Bihar, West Bengal and Delhi wherein the fringe elements along with targeting life and properties of the citizens, also took to vandalize religious places. The delegation submitted a memorandum to the HM in this regard. While expressing deep concern over the rising incident of communal violence, Maulana Madani said that this is a matter of serious alarm and concern for all the peace loving people in the country. It has once again highlighted the urgent need to contain the fringe elements against inciting the mobs and unleashing violence upon innocent citizens.
The memorandum suggested that it is also high time for taking stringent action against the law enforcement agencies and their officials who failed in their duty to maintain law and order and protect the lives and properties of the citizens.
“We had been assured earlier that communal violence would be dealt with firmly and the government would take effective and urgent measures to ensure the safety and security of people’s life and property. However, our constant pleas with the authorities have failed completely and there seems to be no end to the grievous and alarming situation and more specially the silence of the authorities encourages the miscreants as they turned blind eyes towards their nefarious and anti social / anti national activities.”
“Therefore, we are constrained to come back to you again with the earnest plea to please take effective and appropriate actions immediately to stop the acts of aggression upon the innocent citizen.”
“No civilized society can abandon its minorities and weaker sections to the mercy of hooligans as it is happening now. We hope that the Government would make efforts seriously to protect the lives and property of its citizen keeping up with its constitutional duty.”
Maulana Madani told the media persons after the meeting that the Home Minister heard us patiently and assured that his government would take appropriate action for restoring normalcy. Besides Maulana Madani, the members of delegation included Maulana Niaz Ahmad Farooqui, advocate Shakeel Ahmad Sayed, Maulana Hakeemudin Qasmi etc.