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Muslim groups protest Taliban terrorism in Pakistan

delhi Updated: Jun 16, 2009 15:02 IST

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Several Muslim groups today staged a protest here against the atrocities of the Taliban in Pakistan, including imposition of 'jaziya' on Sikhs and "target killing" of Sunni scholars.

The protestors, carrying placards that read 'No Terrorism No Taliban', raised slogans against the terrorist outfit, condemning their "inhuman and un-Islamic activities".

Describing Taliban as a "potent danger to India", the groups, in a joint statement, flayed the "extortion" of Sikh families by the Taliban in the name of Jaziya.

Activists of Raza Academy, Muslim Students Organisation of India, Islamic Education Board of India and New Age Media and Research Centre took part in the protest that also condemned the killing of anti-Taliban cleric Maulana Sarfraz Naeemi by a Taliban suicide bomber in Lahore on Friday.

They said the Taliban was carrying out "target killing" of Sunni scholars in Pakistan. The groups also demanded that the government should provide adequate security during the Urs at Ajmer Sharif.