Joint action plan to ensure justice to the victims of Forbesganj

June 5, 2011

Patna: At the call of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, leading Muslim organizations in a meeting made a joint action plan to ensure justice to the victims of Forbesganj police firing which took lives of four poor villagers of Bhajanpur in Araria on June 3. It is the first such meeting attended by the representatives of all top Muslim organizations on the ad hoc committee is formed on Forbesganj firing comprising members from all eminent Muslim organizations which will take up various aspects of the case including compensation to the victims and legal action against the officers involved in the killings. Eminent social activist and journalist Nayyar Fatmi has been nominated as the convener of the committee.

The representatives from Imarat Shariah, Idarah Shariah, Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind (Mahmood Madani and Arshad Madani), Momin Conference, Bihar besides several eminent social activists and journalists were present in this meeting.
The house took several unanimous decisions including a high-level delegation of the Muslim groups will visit Bhajanpur in Forbesganj on 15th July to instill hope and confidence among the broken and terrified residents of the village. To highlight the injustice with the victims it will hold a joint mass protest and dharna in Patna. The house also decided to send a delegation of Muslim organizations to the Chief Minister of Bihar. Besides, it is also decided to seek help of legal activists.
In the beginning, initiating the discussion, Bihar president of Jamaat-e-Islami, Mr Nayyaruzzaman expressed sorrow at the cold response of Muslim organizations on the issue. He said the issue has come to light and got national attention only because of civil and human rights activists and a section of media.

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