New Delhi, 04 Jan 2014: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on Saturday came down heavily on the Akhilesh Yadav government of Uttar Pradesh for the continuous ordeal of riot victims of Muzaffarnagar – while many riot accused are still at large thousands of victims have been forcefully evicted from the community run relief camps in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts.
Addressing the monthly press conference here at the headquarters of Jamaat, Nusrat Ali, Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind expressed grave concern that the riot victims of Muzaffarnagar are continuously being made to further suffer. In this respect, the attitude of the government of Uttar Pradesh is very unfortunate, he said.
“First, the government failed to stop the riot, and then, up to now, many of the accused are still at large. After that many affected families were paid each Rs. 5 lakh on the written commitment that they would not return to their homes. In this way they would be permanently deprived of their homes, residing places, mosques, institutions etc. The latest atrocity is the administrations acts of forcefully evicting the victims from temporary camps where they had taken refuge to keep themselves alive in biting cold almost touching zero degree. This is the unkindest cut of all,” said Jamaat.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind demanded the U.P. government to stop this atrocity forthwith and take immediate steps to solve the problems of the victims and rehabilitate them. The central government, National Human Rights Commission and the Supreme Court also should intervene.
Jamaat leaders hailed the success of Aam Aadmi Party saying it is an indication of the changing scenario of National Politics, which is generally being welcomed in the country.
“Jamaat-e-Islami Hind considers these new trends as notable and reassuring. The common people hit by corruption, inflation, lack of basic amenities and facing the insensitivity of governments are craving for a basic change. The Government at the centre and those in the states must take notice of popular trends and mould their policies in accordance with the popular demands.”
“Indian people, especially the Muslims and other marginalised sections are happy and hopeful with the emerging prospects. Aam Admi Party has emerged as a new alternative. The feeling of the Muslim community is getting stronger that they should reconsider their position regarding Congress, which is neglecting them, and regarding other secular parties, and search for other alternatives. As regards the communal and fascist forces, they think them to be a big danger for the country and the community. The Muslims also feel that if they are united they would be in a better position to solve their problems and get their rights. There are debates in Muslims circles about unity which may bring about a favourable change in the country.”
Jamaat also expressed concern at growing sexual anarchy and human degradation in the society.
“Our society is sinking fast into the lowest ebb of sexual anarchy. Efforts are being made to seek legal sanction for sexual perversions like live-in relationship and homosexuality. Some court judgements have also supported these acts. The Apex Court, quite expectedly, restored Section 377 of India Penal Code (IPC) and thereby re-criminalized homosexuality. But some vested interests including some sections of our government machinery have moved, most brazenly, the Apex Court to review its verdict. Concerned citizens and religious leaders have strongly opposed the move of these vested interests to drag the society into sexual anarchy.”
“If such vested interests are allowed to do what they like, throwing all social and ethical norms to the winds, cases of rape, adultery, fornication, incest, pedophilia, pre- and extra-marital sex, debauchery and hedonism will increase and fatal venereal diseases and AIDS will engulf the society.”
Jamaat called upon the civil society to oppose tooth and nail the move to legalise homosexuality, live-in relationship and other perversions and thus save the society from annihilation.
Besides Nusrat Ali, the press conference was also addressed by national secretaries Ejaz Ahmed Aslam and Mohammad Ahmed.