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Explosions a cowardly act, say Muslims

VARIOUS MUSLIM organisations and individuals have termed the blasts in a temple in Varanasi and in Jama Masjid in Delhi as acts of cowardice. At an emergency meeting of Muslim Majlis, Allahabad unit, held under the presidentship of Manzarul Islam, district president of the organisation Afsar Mahmood said the recent blasts at religious places like Jama Masjid were a ploy to create dissension among the two important communities of the country.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2006 00:41 IST

VARIOUS MUSLIM organisations and individuals have termed the blasts in a temple in Varanasi and in Jama Masjid in Delhi as acts of cowardice. At an emergency meeting of Muslim Majlis, Allahabad unit, held under the  presidentship of Manzarul Islam, district president of the organisation Afsar Mahmood said the recent  blasts  at religious  places like Jama Masjid were a ploy to create  dissension  among the two important  communities of the country.

This phenomenon of blasts at religious places was a cowardly  act and would not deter the public at large from the path of amity and brotherhood.

He said Muslim  Majlis feared CIA hand behind the blasts  at important  religious  places in retaliation to strong opposition to visit of George Bush recently
The Muslim Majlis  appealed to all sections of the society to remain  calm and  united at this juncture and not to react in any  manner to  disturb  peace and harmony in society.

The All India Minorities Human Rights Council also condemned the recent  bomb blasts  in the Varanasi  temple and in Delhi’s Jama Masjid. It termed the blasts as the act of enemies of the nation who aimed at destabilising the unity and integrity  of the country.

In a press release, vice-president of the council Shaikh Shahid Husain said the communal riots  in Aligarh were also the pre-planned  handiwork  of vested  interests to  gain political mileage. The rath yatras  were  also creating hatred  among  the two major  communities. The government should take a lesson from the previous  rath yatra and ban it in the  interest of  nation, he said.

Doubting  the hand of the CIA behind the blasts in order to destabilise the country, he said that the Bush Administration  did not  want to see  any nation strong and united. The people  of the country,  specially Hindus and Muslims,  should restrain from any nefarious activity and be united  otherwise the enemies of the country  would succeed  in their nefarious designs, he added.

Member of UPCC Syed Rahman Ali, vice-president of City Congress Committee  Nawab Akhtar Khan and district  president, Muslim  Majlis Afsar Mahmood,   in a joint statement have  condemned the bomb blast  at the historic Jama Masjid in Delhi.

They said  that certain  forces were  bent upon creating chaos,  communalism  and hatred  between the two communities. The bomb blast in Varanasi  temple and now at Jama Masjid was clear  indication  that the  mischief-mongers  had no  religion and  had no faith in peace. Their  ulterior  motive was to spread  communalism. They appealed to the public  to maintain calm.