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Muslim organisations condemn Varanasi blasts

SEVERAL MUSLIM organisations have condemned the bomb blasts at Sankat Mochan temple at Varanasi, which led to the killing of devotees, and at the railway station.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 13:53 IST

SEVERAL MUSLIM organisations have condemned the bomb blasts at Sankat Mochan temple at Varanasi, which led to the killing of devotees, and at the railway station.

The All-India Muslim Backward Classes Federation (AIMBCF) has condemned the dastardly attack and paid tributes to those who died in the blasts. Federation chairman Ibrahim Qureshi expressed his grief over the attack, which he termed as a conspiracy of fascist, communal and terrorist organisations. The AIMBCF has appealed to citizens to maintain harmony and brotherhood.

The MP Muslim Vikas Parishad has castigated the incident. In a statement issued today, the Parishad said the attacks on Raghunath Mandir, Akshardham Temple, the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhumi Complex and now the Sankat Mochan temple clearly illustrate that the aim is to destabilise the country.

The Parishad has urged Hindus, Muslims and all other communities to come together and fight terrorism. However, MPMVP president Mohammad Mahir has urged people not to term such attacks as Islamic terrorism as it links terrorism with a religion.

The Minorities’ Cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a demonstration at Peer Gate to express its anger over the Varanasi blasts. District president of the Cell, Syed Mumtaz Ali led the protest.


BJP activists protest terrorist attack
WORKERS OF Bharatiya Janata Party’s TT Nagar Mandal today burnt the national flag of Pakistan in protest of the terrorist attack at a religious place in Varanasi.

Workers led by TT Nagar Mandal president Anil Agrawal also staged a demonstration at Roshanpura Square. The workers demanded that India should end all the relations with Pakistan. Ashutosh Tiwari, Mohan Agrawal and other workers were also present.

Jabbar flays blasts
ACTIVIST ABDUL Jabbar today condemned bomb explosions at Varansi on Monday and said that explosions were carried out with the intention to create communal disturbances across the country ahead of Holi.

He further said that people of Kashi, the town of Bhagvan Vishwanath and legendary musician Bismilla Khan, and the country should be congratulated for restrain, which frustrated the nefarious designs of terrorists.