Stop chain-arrests of innocent Muslims: JIH
‘Setting up of NCTC will violate HR’
New Delhi, Apr 19: The Central Advisory Council (CAC) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) on Thursday asked the government of India to stop forthwith chain-arrests of innocent Muslims in the name of counter terrorism.
In its recently held session, the Council adopted many resolutions and stated that setting up of National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) would violate the human rights.
“This session of CAC of JIH expresses concern on the chain of illegal detentions, kidnappings and fake encounters of Muslim youths, raids on Muslim colonies and houses, arrests, torture during detention, outpouring of cases with serious sections against the arrested, arranging hundreds of false witnesses in each case, and filing of charge sheets consisting of thousands of pages – a chain that had started during the NDA government after 9/11,” a statement issued by JIH said.
“Though many Muslim youth have been released by courts of law for want of evidence, many precious years of their life were ruined behind the bars and they and their family members had to face public hatred, social boycott and financial difficulties as a result of the dirty tint of terrorism and character assassination by media,” the statement added.
“The CAC expected that after the revelation of Hindutva terrorism undue arresting of Muslims and leveling charges against them would come to a stop. However, following a brief pause, the excesses of police and secret agencies have started anew. On the other hand, cases of Hindutva terrorism are being ignored so much so that the RSS men named in the charge sheet of Swami Aseemanand have not been yet arrested,” the statement added.
“The CAC feels that continuous banning of Islam-loving students and youth organization SIMI, implementation of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act [UAPA] and reference to fake organization Indian Mujahideen are in fact excuses to provide basis for this state terrorism.”
The resolution adopted by the council included: Get the cases of Muslims, who have been detained and implicated in various false cases, tried by fast track courts; meanwhile release them by guarantee; Pay damage cost along with full compensation and take concrete measures to rehabilitate the persons who have been honourably released by courts of law; take legal action against the police officials who had caused them irreparable loss by implicating them in false cases; Set up a judicial commission to initiate a high-level probe into all major cases of terrorism. And Governments at the Centre and in States publish White Paper on all cases of terrorism; Declare null and void Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act [UAPA], which has been violating human rights and acting as a refuge for oppressive and unjust actions of the governments and police, particularly since it has been transformed into a black law by including all serious sections of POTA therein; and Close forthwith the offices of foreign secret agencies, and do not provide an opportunity for any foreign agency or agencies to intervene in internal affairs of the country. With this unwise course of action our government is causing danger to the national sovereignty.
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