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Muslim group condemns Varanasi blast

india Updated: Dec 09, 2010 16:09 IST

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) on Thursday condemned the Varanasi blast, which killed a toddler and injured more than 20 people Tuesday, saying that terrorism was against the principles of Islam.

"Muslims are against terrorism of any kind as it is against the principles of Islam. Darul Uloom at Deoband too had issued a fatwa against terrorism sometime back," president of the Madhya Pradesh unit of the JUH Haji Haroon said.

At a press conference here, Haroon also demanded 10 percent reservation for Muslims in government jobs in the state.

"The reservations to Muslims are already in place in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Manipur. The West Bengal government too announced 10 percent reservation," he said.