A delegation of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, on a visit to Ranchi, met the bereaved family members of the youths killed in police firing during a public demonstration and assured them all possible help
NEW DELHI – The police force in Ranchi set the worst example of barbarism against a group of protesters who took out a procession against the blasphemous remarks made against Prophet Muhammad by BJP leaders. Two persons were killed and more than a dozen were badly injured in indiscriminate police firing.
To take stock of the situation, a delegation of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, on the instructions of Maulana Mahmood Madani, visited the disturbed areas of Hindpidhi and Gudri Chowk, Ranchi. During the visit, the delegation called on the family of Mohammad Mudassir and Mohammad Sahil who were killed in the police firing.
Led by Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, the delegation offered condolences to the bereaved members of the families saying in this hour of sorrow the Jamiat stands firmly with them. Mohammad Fazal, father of slain boy Sahil could not hold his tears back while meeting with the delegation. The delegation assured all possible help to him.
They tried to meet Muhammad Sabir and others who were undergoing treatment at the hospital, but couldn’t due to heavy police deployment that turned the hospital into a fortress.
Representing all the victims, the Jamiat members called on Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Chhavi Ranjan to demand justice and adequate compensation for the families of the deceased. Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi said the teenagers of the city were treated as foreign enemies by the police force. It’s very saddening and deserves our condemnation. There are other ways to stop the protesters. In the presence of other possible options, shooting in the back and chest is just barbarism. The families of the deceased should be given reasonable compensation and any deserving member of the household should be provided with a job.
The Jamiat team met DIG Anis Gupta, and ADGP Sanjay Latkar and apprised them of the brutal attitude of the police. They pointed out that the Ranchi Police have set a wrong precedent never seen in the country. This is not acceptable under any circumstances.
The delegation of the Jamiat included General Secretary Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi, Maulana Asghar Misbahi, Iqbal Imam, Maulana Muhammad Qasmi, Mufti Qamar Alam, Qari Asjad, Tanveer Ahmed, Maulana Obaidullah Qasmi, Shah Muhammad Umair and others.