Minority community members protest against SIMI, IM

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Thane, Oct 27 (UNI) A group of minority community members, led by NCP Corporator Nazib Mulla, today burnt effigies of banned Islamic organisations, Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and Indian Mujahideen (IM) to condemn their terrorist acts, in the Rabodi area of the city.

While protesting against the two outfits, they said Islam does not teach terrorism and they were for the welfare of the nation.

Mr Mulla, who is a Corporator in Thane Municipal Corporation, said ''We denounce such terrorist acts and want to declare that our religion does not preach terrorism at any cost.'' In a befitting reply to Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray's recent demand for action against SIMI, Mr Mulla said, ''Does Mr Thackeray know that SIMI has been banned since the last eight years. And if it is still functional he should tell us and we will lose no time in attacking it and see its closure.'' He said the community members are against terrorist activities, which spread poison among the citizens of the country.


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