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Govt flayed for withdrawing cases against SIMI chief

india Updated: Sep 08, 2006 00:20 IST

FORMER VICE-CHANCELLOR of Purvanchal University and divisional in-charge of Rashtriya Swamsewak Sangh UP Singh has strongly criticised the State government for its request to the court to withdraw the cases lodged against Student Islamic Movement of India chief Shahid Badr Falahi and 12 other activists.

He said following the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai on July 11 and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s warning  regarding possible terrorist attacks, withdrawal of cases was a risky decision and was not in the larger interest of the nation.

UP Singh said that National Security Act was imposed on SIMI activists and withdrawal of cases against them would boost the morale of separatist forces.

In a meeting at Vishwa Samwad Kendra, Pawan Kumar Arvind said it was the first instance when a government had withdrawn cases against miscreants booked for anti-national activities.

State organising secretary of Hindu Jagran Manch, Rajesh Ji, said it was the result of appeasement policies followed by the State government for a particular class. They claimed that Falahi had delivered a seditious speech at Aligarh but the State government collected no witness from the area. It is to be noted that Falahi had also delivered an inflammatory speech at Anjuman Islamia in the city.