Jamiat offers legal assistance to Karoli riot victims

New Delhi, May 19 (KMS): A delegation of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) visited Karoli, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, to take stock of the situation there in the aftermath of the devastating communal violence that took place in April earlier this year. During the visit the delegation met the victims of the riots and assured them legal assistance.

The delegation, on the direction of President of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Maulana Mahmood A Madani, assessed the on-going rehabilitation activities in the riot-hit area. During the riots, Hindutva goons had burnt down 77 shops of which 67 belonged to Muslims. What’s shocking is that a large number of people belonging to the Muslim community have been arrested for the violence so far.

The delegation headed by Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi, JUH general secretary, met with the district superintendent of police (SP) and district magistrate (DM) over the issue. During the visit, Maulana Qasmi noted that apart from tearing apart social fabric of India such kind of riots add to the woes of common man at a time when the country’s economy is going through a rough patch.

The JUH held the district administration responsible for the riots. Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi asked the SP how the rally with DJ blaring hate-filled songs and slogans was allowed to pass through a sensitive area while it was banned for 20 years. The government and the administration should always be vigilant about the sensitive areas so that sectarian elements do not vitiate the atmosphere by holding such rallies.

The delegation noted that the riots were the handiwork of some vested interests who wanted to create a rift between the Muslims and Hindus for political gain. It demanded action against the communal outfit which engineered the riots. It said action against individuals won’t serve any purpose.

The delegation included Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi, Maulana Ghayyur Ahmad Qasmi, Senior Organizer of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, Maulana Noman, Vice-President of Jamiat Ulama-i-Rajasthan, Maulana Muhammad Younus, Maulana Anis, JUH district president Karoli, Mufti Islam, Hafiz Luqmanan, Maulana Mahboob, Hafiz Babuddin, Mufti Islam, Hafiz Liaqat and Haji Abdul Hai.

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