THE ALL India Milli Council (AIMC) on Wednesday criticised the agencies probing the Mumbai serial bomb explosions for targeting one community. The council said it was not proper to accuse the Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) without proper evidence.
Council general secretary Naeem Ahmad said the Shiv Sena should also be brought into the ambit of the investigation and the probe agencies should be impartial in collecting evidence.
He was talking to newspersons here on Wednesday after the national executive committee meeting.
Ahmad said the political development just before the explosions should be taken into consideration and the Shiv Sena’s activities should be thoroughly probed.
He said the probe agencies should also look at extremists in other communities.
The AIMC expressed concern over the “bullet-proofing” plan for Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya and adopted a resolution to oppose the move. He said the fortification plan was against the directives of the Supreme Court. The council has asked the Central Government not to make any change at the site. Similarly, the council has asked the State Government to issue a fresh notification in the Babri Masjid demolition cases 197 and 198 so that both can be clubbed together and taken up in Lucknow. At present, one case is pending in a Rae Bareli court. The AIMC also reiterated the demand of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) for abolition of the UP Zamindari Abolition Act to provide Muslim wives and daughters with inheritance rights.
The council has decided to hold a national convention in Delhi on July 24 to chalk out an action plan for the community, including its role in the next assembly election in UP. He said a decision about support to the UP United Democratic Front (UPUDF), or the People’s Democratic Front (PDF) will also be taken at the conference.