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Published On:23 April 2012
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Safar-e-Insaf-O-Bhaichara yatra concludes at Hyderabad's Makkah Masjid


Yatris received by Amjed Ullah Khan, MBT leader and Corporator; Siasat Editor Zahid Ali Khan addresses gathering


IMO News Service


Hyderabad: A Yatra named Safar-e-Insaf-o-Bhaichara started from Batla House (New Delhi) to Mecca Masjid (Hyderabad) via Malegown against bomb blasts and illegal arrests of Muslims in India led by Faisal Khan (Delhi) of Khudai Khidmatgar along with Balwant Singh Yadav of NAPM (Himachal Pradesh), Inamul Hasan of Mission Bhartiyam (Pondicherry), Bilal Kaazgi (Adv) of NCHRO (Gujarat), Mohd Faizan of Sadhva Mission (Uttar Pradesh), Shabbier Hussain of ANHAD (Kashmir) and Rahil Iqbal (Delhi) reached the historical Makkah Masjid, Hyderabad on 21st April 2012, and was received by Amjed Ullah Khan, Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) leader and Corporator, Azampura Division, GMCH, and other Muslims. After Zohar prayer they went to the spot where the Bomb was planted on 18th May 2007 and prayed for the 15 persons who died in the bomb blast and in police firing.


The Yatra started from Masjid Khalilullah, Batla House, New Delhi, on 12th April 2012 and after covering 7 states (4000 km) reached Hyderabad. The protest rally visited Agra-Jhansi on 13th April 2012, Bhopal-Khandwa on 14th April 2012, Burhanpur-Jalgoan on 15th April 2012, Malegown-Pune on 16th April 2012, Belgaum-Hubli on 17th April 2012,on 18th April 2012, Chennai on 19th April 2012, Nellore-Vijayawada on 20th April 2012.


The Yatris accompanied by Amjed Ullah Khan, Corporator (MBT), went to the house of Shaik Abdul Kaleem who was picked up first and toutchered by Hyderabad Police after the Makkah Masjid blast. He was instrumental in the convectional statement of Swami Aseemanand before the CBI Court (Delhi) accepting the bomb blasts of Masjid, Malegown and Ajmer for which hundreds of Muslims Youths were tortured and arrested. Mr Kaleem told the Yatris that in spite of being in Jail for 3 Years and exonerated in all cases he has not got the promised amount of Rs. 2 lakh from the Andhra Pradesh Govt. and still his brother is in Cherlapally Jail and his parents and relatives are being harassed.


The Yatris then went to the house of Maulana Abdul Aleem Islahi at Saidabad and met him and his son Motasim Billa and paid tributes to Mujahid Saleem s/o Abdul Aleem Islahi who was shot dead in 31st October 2004 by Gujarat Police officer Narender Ameen.Mujahid Saleem was killed while trying to prevent Gujarat Police from arresting a cleric, Maulana Naseeruddin at Andhra Pradesh DGP Office.Moulana Abdul Aleem Islahi and his son Mohtasim Billa said that in spite of a murder case registered against the Gujarat Police at Saifabad Police Station the Hyderabad Police did not try once to bring the culprits to Hyderabad and produce them in Court in spite of all the culprit of Gujarat Police who are in judicial custody in Sabarmati Jail,Gujrat for killing Sohrabuddin Shaik and Prajapati in fake encounters. The Hyderabad police need to only show the transit warrant to the Superintendent Sabarmati Jail.Mr Maulana Abdul Aleem Islahi told that all the male and female members including a 2 months baby girl had been put up in one or the other case and had been to Jail. His family is being harassed since the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 he said. He said that the police atrocities on his family reached more post Mecca Masjid blast. Moulana Abdul Aleem Islahi said that when his second son Motasim who was an Engineering Student was arrested on 5th March 2008 by some plain clothesmen his family members went to Saidabad Police Station to registered a complain against the illegal arrest.29 women including minor girls were arrested in Non-bail able cases and sent to Chanchalguda Jail for 10 days.Maulana Abdul Aleem Islahi said his second son has been put again in false cases FIRs No: 126/2012,128/2012,130/2012,133/2012 booked by CCS/SIT post Communal riots of Madannapet-Saidabad.


The Yatris then went to the residence of Maulana Naseeruddin of Wahadat-E-Islami at Saidabad who was put up in a false case and was in Sabarmati Jail from 31st October 2004 to 4th September 2009 and was exonerated by Hon'ble Court in former Home Minister of Gujarat Haren Padya Case.Moulana Naseeruddin’s three sons -- Raziuddin Naser, Yaser and Jaber (Engineering Student) are presently in Gujarat and Indore jails in false cases since 2007.Moulana Naseeruddin said in spite of his Ill health he is being harassed by Police since the Babri Masjid Demolition in 1992.


Later the Yatris went to Siasat Urdu Daily office where they were welcomed by Zahid Ali Khan (Editor), and there was public meeting at Mehboob Hussain Jigar Hall.


Communal elements want to shatter India: Zahid Ali Khan


"India is a secular country. Secularism does not mean atheism. It means that there is freedom for every religion. With various civilizations and traditions, it forms a bouquet of flowers in which every flower retains its freshness and fragrance. This is a phenomenon which is not found anywhere except in India. Because of this composite culture, India is called paradise but some people want to shatter this bouquet. It is the best example of unity in diversity."


Zahid Ali Khan, Editor of popular Urdu daily Siasat, expressed these thoughts while addressing a gathering which was organized to express solidarity to the innocent Muslim youths who were arrested throughout the country.


If a person helps his community, he can’t be called communal. The real communal person is he who harms the other community. Zahid Ali Khan told that Makkah Masjid incident is very tragic. Police created a feeling of insecurity by its cruel actions. The notion that people should be police friendly is absurd. The police should be people friendly but the hostile attitude of police created distance between people and police.


Referring to his speech made in National Integration Council, he said that the innocent Muslim youths who were victimized by the police after Makkah Masjid incident should be given jobs. The compensation given to the legal heirs of the deceased persons should be deducted from the salaries of the police officials.


The amount given by the government as compensation from the government treasury is the money collected from public in the form of taxes. Zahid Ali Khan proposed that there should be a secular force to maintain peace in Hyderabad. This force should have the spirit of service and imparting justice.


Zahid Ali Khan pointed out that in Hyderabad there were no communal riots in the past. For the past few years, some miscreants are resorting to communal violence and they are defaming this city. Communal riots are being engineered by which the Muslims are incurring losses and the Muslims are being penalized. He told that Govt. and police leave no opportunity to blame the Muslims for violence. Giving an example of the communal mindedness of the Govt. he said that immediately after the Makkah Masjid incident, the then Home Minister declared that there is a foreign conspiracy in it. He told that no Muslim can damage the sanctity of the mosque and no one can blast a bomb in the mosque.


He said that every possible effort will be made to maintain communal harmony but before it, the conspiracies of the communal elements have to be foiled. He warned the communal elements and told that very soon; an anti-communal force will be constituted in which people from all religions will be included. He congratulated the persons who took up the tour from Batla House (New Delhi) to Makkah Masjid Hyderabad.


Speaking on the occasion, Amjed Ullah Khan, MBT leader and Corporator, Azampura Division, said that the blast of Makkah Masjid has exposed the fascist mentality of the people of India. He narrated the stories of cruelties of the police meted out to the Muslims of Hyderabad after Makkah Masjid bomb blast.


He lamented that there are movements for corruption, Narmada Bachao and other issues but there is no movement to raise voice in support of the Muslims. In Makkah Masjid incident and Batla House encounter, only the Muslims were targeted and their properties were damaged and they were killed. He pointed out that all the fascist forces are concentrating on Hyderabad. Amjed Ullah Khan applauded the efforts made by Siasat and said that Siasat was the first organization which raised its voice.


The meeting was addressed by Faisal Khan (Delhi) of Khudai Khidmatgar movement and Bilal Kaazgi (Gujarat). They said that the Muslims should change their strategy. Along with acquiring education, they should also adopt the policy of fighting as well which should only be on secular lines. It should be fought on our own without depending on others.


We should extend our efforts beyond meetings, seminars and processions. We should come to the roads. The meeting was addressed by Mujahid Hashmi and Ajmal Farooqui. The meeting was conducted by Sikandar Ali Mirza. The delegation consisted of Balwant Singh Yadav (Himachal Pradesh), Inamul Hasan (Pondicherry), Mohammed Fayaz (UP), Shabbir Hussain (Kashmir), Raheel Iqbal (Delhi) and others.

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