AMN / New Delhi
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has accused the BJP government of Uttar Pradesh of bias against minorities in the backdrop of the Kasganj violence and subsequent arrests being carried out by the UP police. Jamaat demanded a judicial probe into the Communal violence.
“We demand a judicial probe into the Kasganj violence and are not satisfied by the order to conduct a SIT probe’’ said the Secretary General of JIH Muhammad Salim Engineer.
He said that a delegation led by JIH visited Kasganj recently to assess the situation and get first-hand information from those affected by the violence and arson and observed that the law enforcement agencies in Kasganj are having a very biased attitude against the minorities, which is reflected in the substantially high number of arrests of youth from the Muslim community.
“The CrPC sections invoked against the arrested Muslim youth on charges of inciting and committing violence in Kasganj are also very strict while the real culprits have been let off or charged under very mild CrPC sections so that they can be bailed out easily. We question the Yogi administration, why Tiranga rally was permitted when it was clear that the people behind it were having a communal agenda to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere of the city and create communal strife,” Salim Engineer said.
He said that anti-social elements incited communal violence in the name of taking out ‘’Tiranga’’ rally in Muslim localities and used abusive language and shouted provocative slogans. Jamaat felt that the violence and arson that followed could have been easily prevented and controlled by the local police but it seems there were some forces who wanted to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in the city.