Jamaat for speedy trial of Muslims held on extremism charges
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in Maharashtra wants speedy trial of Muslim youths arrested on charges of terrorism so that if found innocent their formative years are not spoiled.mumbai Updated: Oct 09, 2009 16:26 IST
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in Maharashtra wants speedy trial of Muslim youths arrested on charges of terrorism so that if found innocent their formative years are not spoiled.
"It would be very illogical to say that all Muslim youths arrested in different cases are innocent, but speedy trial will ensure that their formative years are not wasted in jails if they are found innocent at the end of the trial," Javed Mukarram, President, Aurangabad unit of Jamaat-e-Islami said.
A 13-point charter of demands of Jamaat for Assembly polls, which it has named People's Manifesto, has a mention about speedy trials of Muslim youths arrested in the name of terrorism.
To a question, he said Jamaat will demand government to rehabilitate those Muslim youths found innocent in severe kind of cases after lengthy trials.
He, however, said how they should be rehabilitated need to be deliberated before approaching government.
"Punish them (Muslim youths) if they are found guilty, but take speedy trials," Jamaat-e-Islaami, Maharashtra unit's spokesperson Aslam Ghazi said.
"Who will compensate for their formative years, if they are found innocent in terrorism cases after 14 or 15 years," he said.