Heads of Sufi shrines raise voice against terrorism

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New Delhi, May 17: In a bold step, the spiritual heads of leading Sufi shines in the country have passed a resolution against terrorism asserting that terrorism in any form, from scaring to killing innocents, is un-Islamic and against the humanity.

Talking about the resolution, spiritual head and Dewan of the Ajmer Dargah, Zainual Abedin Ali Khan, urged followers of Sufi saints to fight the menace of terrorism and expressed that the country is reeling under frequent acts of terrorism by extremist forces, intending to create communal disharmony.

The resolution was passed yesterday at an annual meeting of spiritual heads of leading Sufi shines in the country, which was held at Khankah inside the Dargah during the ongoing 801st annual Urs of Khawaja Gharib Nawaz.

While addressing the Sufi gathering, Khan said, Hindus and Muslims have to work together to get rid of terrorism. "I will reach out to religious heads of other religions to ensure that no innocent die and no culprit be left unpunished," Dewan said calling upon religious heads of other religions to unite and fight terrorism.

Sufi heads of Barailly Sharief, Gulbarga Sharief in Karnataka, Halkatta Sharief in Andhra Pradesh, Ametha Sharief in Gujarat, Chattgoan dargah in Bangladesh, Bhagalpur in Bihar, Phulwari Sharief in UP, Gango Sharif in Uttranchal, Nizamuddin Aulia were among others present in the meeting.

Demand by Muslim organisations

Meanwhile, Federation of All Muslim organisations and political parties have sought a CBI probe into the April 17 blast in front of the BJP office in Bangalore and release of all six persons arrested in this connection.

"Both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu police were foisting false charges against innocent Muslims for the drama of blast allegedly enacted by BJP to garner sympathy votes in the Assembly elections," Mohammed Haneefa, the Federation Coordinator told reporters in Coimbatore yesterday.

He alleged that the much publicised reports of seizure of explosives from the houses of accused by Karnataka police, was stage managed to trap innocent Muslims.

It was clear from the statement of a woman relative of Kichan Buhari, one of the accused, that the officials had 'planted' the bags and some fake evidence they were carrying, in the house, Ismail, president, Popular Front of India, said.

As the federation did not trust Karnataka and Tamil Nadu police it was better to hand over the case to CBI, he said.
Besides PFI, representatives of the Indian National League, Marumalarchi Muslim League, Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhakam, Socialist Democratic Party of India, were present.

With PTI inputs

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