New Delhi: Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind on Saturday came down heavily on double-standard in terror investigation and said it is grave and injustice and will destroy the society. Addressing the massive gathering of Jamiat’s 31st General Session here at sprawling Ramlila Maidan, national president of India’s largest Muslim organization, Maulana Qari Syed Mohammad Usman Mansoorpuri also demanded reservation to Muslims in proportion to their population.
Terror arrest of
Speaking on terrorism and illegal detention of Muslim youths, Jamiat president condemned terrorism of all forms. “It has no place in any civilized society and it must be dealt with iron hand for peace and prosperity of the country. It is embarrassing that due to flaw in police system often innocent persons are detained causing damage to their career and social status,” he said.
“Adopting double standard in investigation is a grave injustice and destructive to society. We favor the real culprits be punished irrespective of their caste and creed. We are of this view that there should be line between the accused and convicts and innocents should not be treated like terrorists.”
Jamiat president Maulana Qari Syed Mohammad Usman Mansoorpuri (in centre, front row) at the 31st General Session of Jamiat at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on 19th May 2012
Over the last few months, efforts are being made to harass Muslim youths in the name of investigation.
*Transparency in investigation be maintained rising above religion and caste.
*A fast-track court be set up immediately, which should look at all cases of falsely accused at one designated place in a time-bound manner at daily basis.
*All Muslim youths found innocent must be adequately compensated, Character certificate, government job should be provided and the money be collected from the salary of official responsible for destruction of their life.
“In this regard, Andhra Pradesh. Government has somehow taken a favorable step worth emulation. We should follow Australia’s action regarding Dr Mohd. Haneef. Why we follow Europe and West just in immoral things? To uphold the superiority of law and order, the investigative agencies must be checked and held accountable,” said the maulana.
While delivering detailed speech on reservation for Muslims, Maulana Mansoorpuri demanded:
(1) Muslims should be given representation in all spheres in accordance with their proportion of population. To ensure this, the constitutional and the legal hurdles, if any, should immediately be removed. The Muslims should be declared the most backward community.
(2) Separate quota should be earmarked for the Muslims OBC sections which are listed in the Mandal Commission since owing to prevalent prejudice, clubbing them with other minorities will result in taking away their right share.
(3) Labourer castes of the Muslim community and the backward classes should be treated at par with other Dalits by amending Article 341 of the constitution. Raising some important points, he asserted need for increase in quota of OBC under Mandal Commission, given rising population of the country. Declaring as inadequate the recent step by the central government with regard to reservation, he said that this did not serve our demands.
Communal violence bill
Jamiat leader also stressed on the necessity of anti-communal violence law, stressed upon the importance of maintaining the peace and security in a country where the people of different castes and creeds reside together.
He demanded introduction of a legislation, the primary focuses of which should be, to secure accountability of public servants and to hold them responsible for communal and targeted violence and all persons in civil, political and administrative authority or any one other public official exercising state power to be made accountable and criminally liable for failure to perform their statutory duties. He suspected on the intention of the government as though it wanted to put the bill into cold storage. He further said “According to article 21 of the constitution, the government is obliged to protect life and property of Indian citizen. If fails to do so, it has to compensate victims.” “If the legislation is not introduced, which stick to be applied to check adversaries of communal violence targeted at weaker sections of the country” questioned Maulana Usman sb, JUH president while reacting sharply to RSS and BJP who wanted to halt the bill.
Injustice to Kashmiri
The president in his address, raised voice against injustice meted out to Kashmiri people. He claimed that if people of Kashmir are taken into trust, the situation will develop better. He demanded that long pending legitimate demands of Kashmiri people must be considered, promises of special economic package must be fulfilled, armed forces must be withdrawn and armed forces, special Power Act and Public Safety Act be lifted.
Citizenship rights in
Taking note of problem of citizenship rights in Assam, the president pointed out that there are 70-80% percent residents of the country who do not have birth certificate, even the ministers as well as the home minister have been found for not having birth certificate. He opined that the forces/police can not be given the right and authority to decide rights of citizenship. But in Assam, police are authorized to decide citizenship rights whereas the verdict of Mumbai High Court and Supreme Court confirm that police has no right to decide the fate of citizenship. To deprive any real citizen of citizenship rights is violation of the constitution of India. The harassment of any persons due to his particular identity is an open communalism. Therefore, Maulana Mansoorpuri JUH President demands that instead of any advocates, the attorney general or solicitor be directed to defend the law. It is duty of the government to protect the citizenship rights of their citizens, the president said.