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Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2012 9:34 PM
Subject: Press Note: Communal situation in Assam , Atrocities on Rohingia Muslims in Mayanmar , Akbarabadi Masjid...
Communal situation in Assam Date: 04 Aug. 12
The Jamaat Views with grave concern the recent ethnic and communal riots in Assam, which were planned, organized and continued for several days, as very shameful and holds the Assam government responsible for them. Even after 65 years of independence such riots, involving widespread bloodshed, killings, burning of entire villages are a blot on the fair name of country. This has resulted in widespread destruction and taking refuge of more than four lakh men, women, children and old men in over 300 relief camps during the rainy season. These people are in acute distress and unsure of their future.The government should reconstruct the burned and destroyed dwellings at the earliest, rehabilitate the uprooted people and give adequate compensation to the affected.
The Jamaat offers condolences and sympathies to the murdered and the injured people and demands that the dead should be compensated appropriately and the announced compensation i.e. Rs. 2 lakh by the Central Government and Rs. 6 lakhs by the Assam government should be enhanced to be at par with compensation paid to the victims of 1984 Anti Sikh riots.
BJP leader Mr L. K. Advani has said that the real problem in Assam is because of the illegal migrants of Bangladesh.it is not only laughable but also pouring oil on fire to instigate it as 1983 situation. The Jamaat thinks that solid facts and endorsement of the central and state government confirms that the Bengali speaking people of the disturbed areas are out and out Indians. They have been living there for more than 200 years.
The Jamaat also thinks that the Bodo Pact of 2003 is not based on justice because under it in Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) proper representation to Muslims, Santhalis and others, who form 73% of the area, has not been given. Therefore the government should take into confidence all segments of population in these areas and solve the relevant problems, expedite rehabilitation and restore and establish peace on solid foundations. This is also a must that the persons responsible for atrocities should be dealt with firmly and punished so that such shameful incidents are not repeated in future.
The Jamaat also strongly condemns the communal incidents which have been occurring at different places in U.P. like Bareilly , kosi-kalan, Asthan and Faizabad etc. and demands that the trouble shooters should be dealt with iron hands and law and order must be maintained at any cost.
A high power delegation of the Jamaat in which included 2 all India secretaries MoulanaMohdRafeequeQasmi, MohdShafiMadni, Ameer–e-Halqa Assam MohdKifayatullah and his assistants Shams Ahmed and Abdul Hameed made a 6 days tour of the affected areas, surveyed the relief camps. Relief work in 14 camps has been started and medical team also has been organized, which has been rendering medical service in camps. The high power delegation met the Chief Minister Mr.Gogoi and some Bodo Leaders.
Atrocities on Rohingia Muslims in Mayanmar
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind strongly condemns the continuous atrocities on Rohingia Muslims of Mayanmar and states that the attitude of Mayanmar government in this regard is inhuman and against all international laws and conventions. The Jamaat demands that the atrocities should be stopped forthwith and the rights of Rohingias should be fully protected because they are citizens of that country and have been living there for centuries. The Jamaat demands that the United Nations should intervene and ensure that the Mayanmar Government takes positive steps in this regard. The Jamaat also hopes that the Government of India would follow the norms of human sympathy and broadmindedness and provide help and facilities to Rohingias who have taken refuge in our country and at the same time would prevail upon government of Mayanmar to normalise the situation there and stop the atrocities.
Shah Jahan’s wife Begum Akbarabadi had built a very beautiful mosque between Red Fort and Jama Masjid. This mosque bore the brunt of British tyranny and was demolished by them in 1857 during the first war of independence because it was a centre of freedom struggle in addition to a place of prayers and education. Because of its historical role this mosque should have been rebuilt after independence of the country and the government should have rendered all possible help in this effort.
Recently the old foundations and destroyed structure of the mosque were discovered by the enthusiasm of Muslims and they built a temporary mosque on the old foundations and established regular prayers. Unfortunately the government has forgotten its duty and has been placing hurdles in the restoration of mosque and regular prayers. This attitude is very improper. If the government fails to take into consideration the historical facts and does not remove hurdles in freeing and rehabilitating the mosque then it would be the second act of injustice by independent India’s government, after that of the Britishers in 1857, which would be recorded in the pages of history and would be a cause of disgrace for India.
The Jamaat draws the attention of the Muslims to peacefully struggle for the restoration of the mosque with patience, wisdom and collective endeavours. It also expresses its hope that, Insha Allah, in the light of strong historical evidences the judiciary will give a positive verdict in the case of Akbarabadi Masjid.
This Press Note was released in the Press Conference and Iftar Party of Journalists held today at Jamaat's HQRS:
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, HQRS
317-D Abul Fazl Enclave, Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi-25, Phone: 011-26951409 / 011-26948341.