Jamaat-e-Islami Hind delegation visits violence hit Gurugram, calls for confidence-building measures amidst widespread unrest

August 3, 2023

New Delhi; 3rd August 2023:  A delegation of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) led by its national secretary Maulana Shafi Madani has visited Gurugram, Haryana to take stock of the situation following widespread communal violence. The delegation met Gurugram Police Commissioner Kala Ramachandran to enquire and demand accountability about the attack on a Mosque in Sector 57 and the death of Imam Saad and other attacks in and around Gurugram. The delegation was informed that social media propaganda led to an escalation in violence and the Police force could not adequately handle the situation as it got diverted into multiple locations.

Later, the JIH delegation met residents who expressed fear for their lives due to the ongoing communal tension and unrest. The delegation visited the local hospital to check on the injured victims and their families. The JIH team also visited the mosque in Gurugram’s sector 57 which was cordoned off amidst heavy security.

After the visit, the JIH delegation observed that the situation in Gurugram is a failure of intelligence and coordination with the police department. It further pointed out that a climate of impunity also added fuel to the fire as anti-social elements who indulged in violence felt assured that no action would be taken against them as they enjoyed political patronage.

Calling for immediate efforts for restoring peace and confidence-building measures, the JIH said, “there should be serious efforts towards the initiation of dialogue across communities as communal harmony has taken a toll because of the surcharged atmosphere and the vicious media propaganda and instigation of violence being shared across social media platforms. There is a palpable fear in people who have been affected by the violence and surrounding areas.”

The JIH asked the police and the administration to assure people that nobody would be allowed to take the law into their hands and strict action would be taken against anti-social elements fomenting violence.

Expressing serious concerns about the forced migration of people from the premier business hub of the country due to such incidents, the JIH cautioned that it would cause untold damage to the reputation of the country as the destination of choice needed a stable and peaceful business climate.

Seeking to take appropriate steps to prevent the recurrence of such a situation, the JIH demanded suitable compensation to the victims of the violence and punishment for the guilty.

APCR’s National Secretary Nadeem Khan, JIH assistant secretaries Inamur Rehman, and Laeeq Ahmed Khan were also part of the delegation.

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