Fatehpuri Shahi Imam for ban on Bajrang Dal;

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New Delhi, Aug 29 (UNI) Expressing deep concern over the violence against Christians in Orissa, the Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Maulana Mufti M Mukaram Ahmed today demanded a high level judicial enquiry and a ban on the Bajrang Dal.

In his address during the Friday prayers, the Shahi Imam also said that the Holy month of 'Ramazan' may start on September 2. In this regard, the meeting of Royal Hilal (Moon sighting ) committee will be held on September 1 at 7.15 pm, he said.

Expressing concern over the brutal killings of Christians in Orissa, the Shahi Imam said,''We are sad over such dreadful communal activities and creating of nuisance by such organisations.'' Terming the incidents of violence in Orissa as harmful for the unity and integrity of the country, the Shahi Imam said,''their cruel acts do not deserve to be forgiven. We demand to register cases against them and ban these parties.'' He also expressed concern over the explosion in the posh area of Kanpur in which two Bajrang dal workers were killed while making bombs there.

Alleging that such activities are going on at Surat, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Jaipur, Malegaon, Mumbai and Delhi, the Shahi Imam said,''we demand Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to impose ban on such communal organisations without any delay.'' UNI AR SK MIR KP1902

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