Muslim organizations here condemned the Mumbai serial blasts on Wednesday, but said it isn’t right to blame Muslim terror groups without evidence. They said premature attribution of the blasts to Muslim groups could create communal tension in the country.
Maulana Arshad Madani, president of Jamiat Ulama i Hind (A), described the blasts as cowardly and criminal. He decried the fact that security agencies have started naming Muslim terror groups like Indian Mujahideen and Laskar-e-Toiba even before proper investigations have been done or forensic evidence collected from the three blast spots analyzed for clues to the perpetrators.
“Recently in the AICC sessions both Congress general secretaries Digvijay Singh and Rahul Gandhi had said Hindu terror was becoming a matter of grave concern for the country. There is precedence where many Muslims have languished in jail for years for acts that were perpetrated by Hindu groups. A repeat should be prevented at all costs,” Madani said.
The reference is to the Samjhauta blast case, which has been apportioned to Hindu groups, though many young Muslims were earlier put in jail, including a person who is said to have moved Samjhauta blast accused Swami Aseemanand into confessing his role in the crime.
Nusrat Ali , secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind , too condemned the blasts and demanded a probe while sounding a note of caution about speculation in the media and also by security agencies even before they have got down to conduct a proper investigation.
“The security forces have failed in their duty to protest public lives and even before the motive or cause of the attack has been ascertained, a blame game has started that will serve nobody’s interests. Irresponsible speculation will create a communal atmosphere in the country,” he said. Economic Times