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'Don't brand madarsa students as ISI agents'

Condemning the 7/11 blasts a minority convection demands an impartial probe to bring the "real culprits to book".

india Updated: Jul 16, 2006 15:49 IST

Alleging that students of madarsas and religious educational institutions are falsely implicated in acts of terror, a convention of minorities in New Delhi demanded that the government stop the harassment of students of such institutions by branding them "ISI agents".

"The madarsa graduates who spend their valuable time in the service of the country and in producing good citizens are being tortured in the name of ISI agents. We appeal to the government to stop police and intelligence agencies from it," said a resolution adopted at the convention organised by All India Tanzeem Ulama-e-Haq.

Condemning the Mumbai train bombings, Tanzeem chief Maulana Ajaj Urfi Qasmi said the government should conduct an impartial probe into the attacks and bring the "real culprits to book". "The meeting hopes that no community shall be made a target under the garb of these blasts," he said.

Expressing concern at the Centre's decision to erect iron walls around the makeshift temple in Ayodhya, Qasmi said the move is a step towards disturbing communal amity.

"We warn the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre not to put Muslims to further test. Muslims have not forgotten which government was at work in the opening of the lock of Babri Masjid, the Shilanyas and the subsequent destruction of the mosque," he said.

Alleging that hundreds of Muslims are languishing in jails in Gujarat and Maharashtra even though TADA had been repealed, the convention demanded their release and payment of Compensation to them for "violation of their fundamental rights".