PUCL strongly condemns the serial blasts in Hyderabad on 21.02.2013 which has resulted in loss of life and grievous injuries to many. PUCL extends its sympathies to the families of all those who lost relatives and hopes that the injured recover speedily.
PUCL re-iterates its stand that all organizations – whether State or non- state players – functioning for the people and in the public arena are accountable and answerable for their acts. PUCL appeals to all organizations to refrain from acts of mindless violence, especially when they endanger innocent persons. Violence can never offer a solution to any issue however genuine it may be.
In the past such blasts have invariably been followed by motivated targeting and illegal detention by the police of scores of educated and young members of the minority community, physical and mental torture, prosecution under as many draconian sections and laws as possible and repeated implication of the same persons in multiple cases thereby stigmatising a section of the population of the minority community who live for years with the shame of being a “terrorist”. The stigma is never erased even when prolonged trials end in acquittal the acquitted persons and their families forever live devastated lives, ostracized and feared by their own community. Such unlawful motivated police action has ended up in immense alienation and disaffection of an already traumatized community.
PUCL reiterates that the state and central police and various intelligence agencies inquiring into the incidents should uphold the principles of fair, independent and unbiased investigation. This will strengthen rule of law and ensure investigations and interrogations in a civilized manner. Only such conduct of investigating agencies will reinforce established and accepted norms of fair and lawful investigation. We caution the police not to indulge in baselessly targeting of persons belonging to any particular community, especially those from the minority communities.
PUCL is apprehensive that the current events provide fodder for partisan politics and use of the tragedy to score political points. It is crucial that political parties respond with sensitivity and work to create a sense of confidence and amity amongst different social sections.
PUCL is concerned over some sections of the media indulging in speculative reporting and alluding to the alleged involvement of some groups, even when investigation is still underway. Such competitive posturing and motivated reporting fans communal hatred, creates mass paranoia and vitiates communal harmony.
In this time of tragedy and disturbance PUCL appeals to citizens, be they in media, political parties or state agencies, not to fall prey to rumours inciting reprisal by fanning enmity between communities.
Those guilty of this ghastly incident should be expeditiously brought to book. The situation demands that we, as a nation, should remain calm, restrained and peaceful.
(Dr. V. Suresh)
National General Secretary, PUCL
PUCL wants that the NIA should investigate the following link to uphold Pri of FAI & Unbi investigation :
"A hawala transaction from the Al Quasis industrial area in Dubai to Hyderabad a week before the twin blasts is a subject matter of investigation today. Officials in the NIA informed rediff.com that this is a suspicious transaction and was used to carry out the Hyderabad twin blasts.
This transaction amount of around Rs 2 lakh is alleged to have been made by a Dubai module of the Indian Mujahideen [ Images ] and was collected at Hyderabad last year, and used for the blasts sources say.
While the plan to carry out the attack was hatched over a year back, the final modalities only began around 10 days before the attack. The material to prepare the bomb was sourced and the foot soldiers entered Hyderabad and stayed at lodges while finalising the attack.
Around this time, a transaction from Dubai was made, which was collected by a person alleged to be part of the IM and used for the attack. It appears that the money was transferred at the last minute since the perpetrators seemed to be aware of the fact that the agencies would take a while to pick up a suspicious transaction, scan it and place it under their radar.
Four persons who have come under the scanner following this transaction are Tahseen Shaikh, a resident of Bihar, Tabrez from Azamgarh, Yasin from Bhatkal and Waqas from Uttar Pradesh [ Images ].
There appears to be coordination between these four persons and Shaikh is said to have collected this money in Hyderabad. Shaikh has been on the radar of the Maharashtra [ Images ] Anti Terrorism [ Images ] Squad since the July 13, 2011 blasts, and he is believed to be an active IM operative.
The Maharashtra ATS had given out details regarding Shaikh after the 13/7 blasts as they believed that he was one of the men who had planted the bomb at Dadar. His name re-surfaced after the Pune blasts too and even the interrogation of the IM suspects by the Delhi [ Images ] police reveals his name.
It is still unclear if the hawala operation was operated by Riyaz Shahbandri from Bhatkal. There is not much clarity regarding where exactly Riyaz is at the moment, but intelligence agencies believe that he is still holed up in Pakistan and travels to Sharjah regularly.
He may have been instructed to make the transaction from Sharjah and Dubai to avoid a trail to Pakistan, Intelligence Bureau officials believe.""
The First step for that is do not arrest of Muslim terrorists !
( Religious Categorisation as Govt says that Shinde has not withdrawn it )
It is accepted that the Muslims are the first target of the police after a bomb blast. But is there any introspection on the part of the Muslim community about the repercussions of the bomb blast on the society and psyche of a large majority of innocent citizens who get killed or injured?
Is it not a fact that extremists in Muslim communities all over the world are not ready to accommodate a view that is different from theirs? Extremists are often proclaiming that non-Muslims have no right to live in this world. More worrying is the fact that saner elements in Muslim communities in our country and elsewhere are being weakened day by day.
What is the scenario on the political front? Muslim leaders all over India are simply not able to separate politics from religion. They have also been wasting their time and energy on agitations of little relevance and hence are not able to achieve much for socio-economic progress of the poor Muslims. Let us hope that this scenario changes for better.
To keep the investigation unbiased, the police should arrest 3 Hindus, 1 Sikh, 1 Christian, and half a Parsee for every Muslim arrested!!
“PUCL appeals to all organizations to refrain from acts of mindless violence, especially when they endanger innocent persons. Violence can never offer a solution to any issue however genuine it may be”
Following PUCL appeal all these organizations will refrain from acts of mindless violence: PROBLUM SOLVED
“We caution the police not to indulge in baselessly targeting of persons belonging to any particular community, especially those from the minority communities”
All I get from this is: Don’t take any action if organization associated with the minority community (read Muslim community) are found responsible for the violence. Because it will lead to stigmatizing, immense alienation and disaffection of a section of the population of the minority community.
However, if others (read non-Muslims) are found responsible, police should be free to do anything.
If you look all these violence incidences occurred in past 30 years, over 90% were perpetuated by “minority community” and most likely the same “minority community is responsible for current one and PUCL knows it. This appeal is essentially to preempt any action police may take in case “minority community is found responsible”
WHY THIS APPEAL COULD NOT BE UNIVERSAL WITHOUT BRINGING “MINORITY” ISSUE. AFTERALL TARGETTING ANYONE BASELESSLY is wrong
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