Muslims hold anti-Pak protest over blast
Muslim community in Ahmedabad urge the Hindus and Muslims to stand united against terrorist activities.Updated: Sep 09, 2006 14:53 IST
Members of Muslim community on Saturday held an anti-Pakistan demonstration at Kalupu locality of Ahmedabad to protest Friday's blasts in Malegaon town of Maharashtra, in which 38 people were killed and 189 injured.
About 150 members of the minority community came out on the streets and shouted anti-Pakistan slogans, denouncing Friday's multiple blasts in which several members of the minority community were killed. They also urged people to maintain peace.
One of the demonstrators, Rauf Bengali said, "We Muslims can see a larger picture behind the blasts that happened in Malegaon. We strongly believe it to be a handiwork of Pakistan's ISI."
"First, in order to create a rift between Muslims and Hindus, elements connected with Pakistan's ISI bombed temples (like at Varanasi) and now they are exploding bombs around mosques and graveyards," he said.
"We urge the Hindus and Muslims to stand united against such terrorist activities, directed to create communal tensions between the two communities," Bengali added.
First Published: Sep 09, 2006 14:53 IST