Dharna At Jantar Mantar on Batla House Incident

October 26, 2008

A Dharna-protest march was was staged by Coordination Committee Of Indian Muslims an umbrella organisation of various Muslim organisations of the country at Jantar Mantar on 26th October over the Batla House shoot out and aftermath. 0ver 2000 people participated in the Dharna.  Mr. Mujtaba Farooq represented Jamaat he is also the convener of the commitrtee. Mr. S QR Ilyas spoke on behalf of Jamaat at the Dharna.

Dawat Nagar, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-25, Phone:011-26948341


Submitted to Shri Manmohan Singh
Honb’le Prime Minister of India

A rally of prominent citizens of Delhi was organized today under the auspices of the Coordination Committee of Indian Muslims today, Friday, September 26, 2008 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. The rally was attended by leaders of major Muslim organizations, leftist and secular leaders, students, youths, social activists, intellectuals, and concerned citizens. They condemned all disruptive and terrorist acts committed by anyone as well as the incidents of State brutality. The rally demanded the following:

1)  The Government of India should take note of the pertinent questions raised by several citizens’ inquiry teams about the questionable nature of the 19 September 2008 “encounter” at Batla House, Jamia Nagar. A high-level judicial time-bound enquiry should be conducted into the whole incident to find out the truth and its findings must be made public.

2) Without proper inquiry and tangible evidence, no person or organization should be blamed for terrorist acts.

3)  All innocent persons picked up by the police in Delhi, Azamgarh, Mumbai and other places should be immediately released. No one should be arrested without substantial grounds, which should be made public.

4)  The heavy police deployment in Okhla since 19 September 2008 should be withdrawn forthwith in order to remove uncertainty, sense of insecurity prevailing in the area.

5)  Harassment of common people in Delhi should be stopped. Landlords should not be harassed and coerced into evicting their tenants.

6)  Police should desist from torture and third degree methods and should respect the guidelines of the Supreme Court in this regard.

7) Even minors are being picked up by the Police. They should be immediately released.

8) Some of the arrested students have clear evidence available of their innocence. They should be immediately released.

9) In conducting raids and detaining people for questioning, the police should take the residents associations and leading personalities of the area into confidence.

10) The media must be made to behave in a responsible, unbiased and impartial manner. The rally condemns the blatant anti-Muslim bias exhibited by a section of the media which rushes to conclusions, blows up and in effect blames the whole Muslim community and entire regions of committing/abetting terrorism.

11) The Government should respect the verdict of the Justice Geeta Mittal Tribunal  and lift the ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). It should note that dozens of former SIMI activists have been acquitted by courts across the country.

·  Mujtaba Farooq, Convenor, Coordination Committee & Secretary, Jamaat-e Islami Hind
·  Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat
·  Ml. Abdul Hameed Nomani, Acting General Secretary, Jamiat Ulama-e Hind
·  Ml. Abdul Wahab Khilji, Asstt General Secretary, All India Milli Council
·  Ml. Mahmoodul Hasan, President, Jamiat Ahl-e Hadees, Delhi Pradesh
·  Dr Taslim Rahmani, President, Muslim Political Council
·  Ml. Zeeshan Hidayati, Chairman, Majlis-e Fikr-o Amal
·  Irfanullah Khan, Chairman Jamia Nagar Coordination Committee
·  Ml. Jalal Haidar Naqvi, Secretary, Majlis-e Ulama-e Islam


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