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Deoband for CBI probe into Muzaffarnagar riots

HT Correspondent/Hasan, Hindustan Times  Lucknow, September 11, 2013
First Published: 22:11 IST(11/9/2013) | Last Updated: 00:36 IST(12/9/2013)

Darul-uloom Deoband (DUD) rejecting the state government’s decision to hold judicial probe into communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining districts, has demanded CBI probe in the case. 

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The DUD vice chancellor Maulana Mufti Abdul Qasim Noamani said that the judicial inquiry ordered by the UP government would not serve the purpose. He said only CBI would be able to hold impartial probe in the violence. The judicial probe is not acceptable to the community, he said and added that the government had failed to protect the human lives and properties in the violence.

The state government on Monday had announced constitution of one-member judicial commission headed by Justice (retired) Vishnu Sahai to probe into the communal violence. The commission of inquiry would cover incidents from August 27 to September 9 in the three districts-Muzaffarnagar, Shamli and Baghpat.

The government has asked the commission to submit the report within two months. The commission would investigate into the causes of communal violence and also suggest measures to avoid recurrence of such incidents in future.

Even as resentment is brewing in the community over mayhem, the Jamiat Ulema Hind has announced to hold daylong dharna at Vidhan Sabha here tomorrow. The

Jamiat chief Maulana Mahmood Madni would lead the agitation.  Similarly Ittehad-e-Millat Council chief Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan, whom the state government had recently appointed advisor in handloom and textile department with the rank of minister of state, has assailed the government for its failure.

Expressing his unwillingness to continue on the post Khan said it was sheer failure of the government, as it had taken no step so far against the erring officials responsible for the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar. “In such a situation it won’t be appropriate for me to continue on the post”, the Maulana said in a letter to the Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.


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