NEW DELHI – Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has demanded that the Government of Tripura take stern action against the miscreants and the administration and law enforcement forces bring normalcy in the areas experiencing violence and arson.
For the past two to three days, incidents of attacks on Muslims and their places of worship by miscreants are being reported from the state of Tripura. There are reports of arson in mosques, violence and harassment against Muslim men and women and the forcible hoisting of saffron flags on houses.
In a statement on Saturday, the JIH has condemned these incidents of violence and attempts to create communal tension.
The statement read, “some anti-social elements allegedly chanted communal slogans against Indian Muslims in protests in Agartala and other places that were organized against the recent events of Bangladesh. Such protests are reprehensible and mandate legal action against such anti-social elements.”
National Secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Malik Mohtasim Khan said: “Jamaat-e-Islami Hind had strongly condemned the incidents in Bangladesh a week ago and the violence against minorities and demanded that the Government of Bangladesh protect the lives and property of minorities under all circumstances”.
He further said: “we also express our grief and anger over these incidents in Bangladesh and also express our deep concern and resentment over the attempt to use these incidents for creating communal disharmony in India. Oppression of minorities has become a serious problem in many parts of the world today. This process has become a shortcut and easy means for political parties and right-wing organizations to further their political interests. This trend has become a serious threat to human rights. No civilized society in the world can tolerate this attitude. There is a need for all justice-loving people of our country to condemn the events in Bangladesh and to speak out against the events in Tripura and force the governments to meet the demands of law and order and justice. In these circumstances, the responsibility of religious leaders is two-fold. No religion should be exploited to spread oppression. The voice of religious leaders should be louder than that of communal leaders. This is the demand of the present situation and in the interest of humanity and the country”.