PM must take lead to reassure Muslims: Mufti

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Srinagar, Sep 26 (UNI) Urging Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said the recent events in various states and their aftermath calls for immediate intervention to avert a collision of communities in the country.

Mr Sayed hailed the decision of the Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, for defending the students accused in recent bomb blasts in Delhi in the court.

In a statement issued here today, Mr Sayeed said the Prime Minister must take a lead in reaching out to the Muslim masses in order to reassure them of dignity and fair application of legal and constitutional safeguards.

He said all the right-thinking, secular and democratic forces must join this campaign without reservations.

Mr Sayeed said the chain of investigations have unfortunately resulted in casting a shadow on the entire Muslim community of the country.

Nobody needs to point out the dangers and pitfalls in allowing this impression to grow, he observed.

He said the actions of the police forces of various states in recent weeks which were occasioned by inhuman targeting of innocent lives, have unfortunately not convinced the civil society of their fairness as is apparent from the media debates on the issue.

The cynicism caused by these actions has only been further fueled by the report of the Nanavati Commission on the infamous Gujarat riots.


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