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Published On:26 May 2013
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Muslim leaders meet Uttar Pradesh CM in Mumbai, say Varun Gandhi's acquittal in hate speech case worrisome

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Mumbai: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav recently met leaders of Muslim organizations here and assured them that the state government is planning to appeal the acquittal of Varun Gandhi in High Court. He also said that culprits if any won’t be spared for the death of jalled terror suspect Khalid Mujahid.

Earlier, the Muslim NGOs had planned to greet Akhilesh Yadav with black flags and protest during his Mumbai visit. However, at the behest of his office he appealed leaders of Muslim organizations to meet and discuss the issues. UP CM was in Navi Mumbai to inaugurate the Uttar Pradesh Bhavan.

The Muslim leaders belonging to over a dozen NGOs on Thursday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Singh Yadav and expressed concern over the acquittal of Bhartia Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Varun Gandhi in the hate speech case.

Mr. Abdur Rahman Anjaria, President, Islamic Defence Cyber Cell and National Spokesperson of Muslim Personal Law Board (Jadeed) raised the issue of acquittal of Varun Gandhi in hate speech case. He said the way Varun Gandhi has been acquitted in the hate speech case, will be a dangerous precedent for the country. He and other Muslim leaders demanded immediate suspension of the concerned officers and appeal the acquittal in high court. Responding on this issue, Akhilesh Yadav said that Varun Gandhi's acquittal in hate speech case worrisome and his government will soon take next step after consulting legal experts.

Mr. Aamir Idrisi, President, Association of Muslim Professionals, while talking to Akhilesh Yadav said the life and property of Muslims are not safe in the state since the Samajwadi Party came to power in April 2012. Several communal riots have taken place in last one year. There is no law and order in Uttar Pradesh today and Muslims are feeling unsafe.

Maulana Irfan Aleemi, President of Aleemi Movement of said The recent examples of UP government’s failure are many like Death of Maulana Khalid Mujahid, attack on his advocate in Faizabad court premises, clean chit to Varun Gandhi in hate speech case and some big riots which took place in UP in last one year

When Muslim leaders reminded him of his pre-election promise about the release of innocent Muslim youths, Akhilesh Yadav said he is making all efforts for the release of those Muslim youths.

On Muslim reservation, Akhilesh Yadav said his government would soon make announcement that would guide other states.

Other leaders who took part in the meeting with CM included Abdus Salam Khan Qasmi (President, Jamiat Ulema, Mumbai) Siraj Ansari (President, Ansari Foundation), Maulana Qamar raza Ashrafi (Aiyyma Masajid Council) and few others.

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