US, British Muslims denounce UP blasts, appeal for peace and calm

Indian Muslim Council – USA, an advocacy group dedicated towards safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has condemned the bomb blasts in Uttar Pradesh. IMC-USA has appealed for peace and urged all Indians to practise restraint and not let the bomb blasts be used to divide the communities.

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Indian Muslim Council – USA, an advocacy group dedicated towards safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has condemned the bomb blasts in Uttar Pradesh. IMC-USA has appealed for peace and urged all Indians to practise restraint and not let the bomb blasts be used to divide the communities.
Rasheed Ahmed, the President of IMC-USA, has denounced these attacks calling them an attempt to terrorise and influence the judiciary and legal system of India. He also stated, “Extremism and terrorism must not be allowed to affect the Indian Justice system. An open and speedy investigation into these acts will go far in discouraging their repetition.”
IMC-USA extends its condolences to the victims of these heinous acts, and their families.
In a press statement Indian Muslim leaders in the United States condemned the multiple bomb blasts in Uttar Pradesh and appeal to all communities to maintain harmony.

According to the preliminary media reports, three near-simultaneous bomb blasts have killed 13 people in three cities the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), the state government says. The blasts took place in the court premises and it is presumed that the perpetrators were targeting the lawyers community as the lawyers had recently beaten up some alleged terrorist suspects and had refused to defend them in the courts. u003c/font>u003c/font>u003c/div>nnnu003cdiv styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 0pt”>u003cspan styleu003d””>u003cfont faceu003d”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif” sizeu003d”3″> u003c/font>u003c/span>u003c/div>nnnu003cdiv styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 0pt”>u003cspan styleu003d””>u003cfont faceu003d”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif” sizeu003d”3″>Calling the bombings as a terrorist acts, Dr. Shaik Ubaid, the founding president of ImanNet, a Muslim advocacy group and one of the national coordinators of Coalition Against Genocide, said that such actions are cowardly crimes against humanity. He urged the central and state governments to conduct a speedy and transparent investigation and to punish the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.u003c/font>u003c/span>u003c/div>nnnu003cdiv styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 0pt”>u003cspan styleu003d””>u003cfont faceu003d”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif” sizeu003d”3″> u003c/font>u003c/span>u003c/div>nnnu003cdiv styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 0pt”>u003cspan styleu003d””>u003cfont faceu003d”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif” sizeu003d”3″>Dr. Ubaid also urged the government, media and the civil society leaders in India to address the root causes that might make terrorism and militancy attractive to the persecuted segments of the society, the lower castes, the outcastes (Dalits) and the Muslims, who have been victimized systematically through discrimination and government sponsored pogroms.u003cspan>  u003c/span>“The victims of the recent pogroms in Nandigram at the hands of the Communist party workers were mostly Dalits and Muslims who were murdered and raped.u003cspan>  u003c/span>If prompt remedial actions are not taken then the militant Naxalite movement will gain more supporters. Similarly the perpetrators of the Gujarat pogrom who killed and raped thousands of Muslims are still free and their supporters are involved in raising funds in the United States. The impunity practiced by these extremists will increase the despair and among the oppressed segments of the society,” Dr. Ubaid said.u003c/font>u003c/span>u003c/div>nnnu003cdiv styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 0pt”>u003cspan styleu003d””>u003cfont faceu003d”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif” sizeu003d”3″>”,1] ); //–>

Calling the bombings as a terrorist act, one of the national coordinators of Coalition Against Genocide said that such actions are cowardly crimes against humanity. He urged the central and state governments to conduct a speedy and transparent investigation and to punish the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.
He also urged the government, media and the civil society leaders in India to address the root causes that might make terrorism and militancy attractive to the persecuted segments of the society, the lower castes, the outcastes (Dalits) and the Muslims, who have been victimised systematically through discrimination and government sponsored pogroms.

“The victims of the recent pogroms in Nandigram at the hands of the Communist Party workers were mostly Dalits and Muslims who were murdered and raped.  If prompt remedial actions are not taken then the militant Naxalite movement will gain more supporters. Similarly the perpetrators of the Gujarat pogrom who killed and raped thousands of Muslims are still free and their supporters are involved in raising funds in the United States. The impunity practised by these extremists will increase the despair and among the oppressed segments of the society,” he said. u003c/span>u003c/div>nnnu003cdiv styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 0pt”>u003cspan styleu003d””>u003cfont faceu003d”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif” sizeu003d”3″>Saeed Patel, one of the national Coordinators of Non Resident Indians for a Secular and Harmonious India expressed sympathy for the victims and the families and praised the local government’s announcement that it would provide immediate financial relief to the victims.u003c/font>u003c/span>u003c/div>nnnu003cdiv styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 0pt”>u003cspan styleu003d””>u003cfont faceu003d”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif” sizeu003d”3″> u003c/font>u003c/span>u003c/div>nnnu003cdiv styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 0pt”>u003cspan styleu003d””>u003cfont faceu003d”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif” sizeu003d”3″>Syed Azmathullah Quadri, the founding chairman of ImanNet, appealed to all communities in India to strengthen communal harmony and not to let the perpetrators of terrorism succeed in increasing communal hatred. He urged the NRI community in the US to be wary of communal forces and to strengthen broad-based coalitions such as Coalition Against Genocide and Indian American Coalition for Pluralism.u003c/font>u003c/span>u003c/div>nnnu003cdiv styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 0pt”>u003cspan styleu003d””>u003cfont faceu003d”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif” sizeu003d”3″> u003c/font>u003c/span>u003c/div>nu003cspan styleu003d”font-size:12pt;”>u003cfont faceu003d”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”>These leaders along with Nasir Chhipa a community leader of Gujaratis in Greater Washington, DC Area, were participating in a meeting to help Indian Muslim Relief and Charities arrange the tour of a prominent Indian journalist. They appealed to the NRI community in the US to attend the programs being held in New York, Santa Clara and other cities to felicitate Tarun Tejpal, the editor of Tehelka weekly investigative magazine. Tehelka recently conducted a sting operation where the members of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, The World Hindu Council and Bajrang Dal were proudly seen describing their role in the massacres during the Gujarat pogromu003c/font>u003c/span>u003cdiv>nu003chr styleu003d”margin-top:10px”>nEmail and AIM finally together. You’ve gotta check out free “,1] ); //–>

Council of Indian Muslims – UK (CIM) has strongly condemned the series of bomb blasts in Faizabad, Varanasi and Lucknow in the northern Indian state of UP.
Calling the bombings a “sheer act of cowardice” CIM’s chairman Mr Mohammad Munaf Zeena said, “Having failed in their repeated attempts to incite inter-communal hatred and violence in India, the traders of death and destruction must have learnt, by now, that Indian society is too mature to fall pray to their dirty tactics.

“Having failed in their dirty plans by bombing temples, mosques, trains and the Dargah of Hazrat Muinuddeen Chishti and making Indians fight each other, they have now come with the name of ‘Indian Jihadis’ and thus mischievously putting the blame of Indian Muslims. God willing they will fail again. But by not carrying through investigations in these acts of butchery and not making matters clear Indian Government is unwittingly helping in creating suspicions and thus cooperating with the terrorists. We strongly urge the Indian Government to setup independent inquiry and bring the perpetrators of these crimes to u003cbr />u003cbr />u003cbr />”One fails to understand what do they gain by killing innocent peopleu003cbr />and which ideology do they follow” Zeena wondered.u003cbr />u003cbr />u003cbr />u003cbr />”Our thoughts and prayers go with those who have been affected by suchu003cbr />a despicable crime.” Zeena added.u003cbr />u003cbr />u003cbr />Endsu003cbr />u003cbr />______________________________u003cwbr />__u003cbr />The next generation of MSN Hotmail has arrived – Windows Live Hotmailu003cbr />u003cbr />–~–~———~–~—-~——u003cwbr />——~——-~–~—-~u003cbr />##############################u003cwbr />##############################u003cwbr />###########u003cbr /># Google Groups “Indian Muslim News Service” group.                                            #u003cbr /># To post to this group, send email to u003ca onclicku003d”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)” hrefu003d”mailto:[email protected]”>indian-muslim-media@googlegrouu003cwbr />ps.comu003c/a>       #u003cbr /># For more options, visit this group at                                                                    #u003cbr /># u003ca onclicku003d”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)” hrefu003d”http://groups.google.com/group/indian-muslim-media?hlu003den” targetu003d_blank>http://groups.google.com/groupu003cwbr />/indian-muslim-media?hlu003denu003c/a>                                 #u003cbr />##############################u003cwbr />##############################u003cwbr />###########u003cbr />-~———-~—-~—-~—-~–u003cwbr />—-~—-~——~–~—u003cbr />u003cbr />u003c/div>”,0] ); //–> justice.

 “One fails to understand what do they gain by killing innocent people and which ideology do they follow” Zeena wondered.
 “Our thoughts and prayers go with those who have been affected by such a despicable crime.” Zeena added.