//Muslim body condemns militant attack on RSS office

Muslim body condemns militant attack on RSS office

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

New Delhi – An Islamic organisation Friday condemned the attempted terrorist attack on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters in Nagpur Thursday and asked Muslim youth to reject militant groups and participate in politics instead of indulging in violence.

A statement issued by All India Muslim Majlis-E-Mushawarat (AIMMM) president Syed Shahabuddin, also deplored the ‘tendency to ascribe terrorist acts to Islam’.

‘The AIMMM deplores the terrorist attempt to attack the RSS headquarter in Nagpur but it also deplores the impatient and uncalled for statement of Nagpur Police maligning Islam,’ the statement said.

Three militants, wearing police uniforms and armed with AK-47 rifles and grenades, were shot dead when they tried to barge into the complex early morning Thursday.

Although no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, Nagpur Police Commissioner S.P.S Yadav has said the slain men ‘Islamic militants’.

‘Investigate all cases of extra judicial killing particularly of those in custody and prosecute the detained in accordance with law and above all stop automatic ascription of supposed acts of terrorism to Muslim youth and religious functionaries without any evidence and before investigation,’ the body said.

It asked the government to make all the Special Task Forces ‘accountable’.

‘The AIMMM has consistently opposed political violence in any form and believes that politically repugnant ideologies and policies have to be contested, combated and debated through mass education and non-violent political means,’ Shahabuddin said.

He appealed to the Muslim youth to ‘reject the hand of extra-territorial militant outfits and shirk acts of violence and instead actively participate in politics.’

Minorities forum condemns attack on RSS headquarters

New Delhi, June 1 (PTI): Condemning the militant attacks on RSS headquarters at Nagpur and tourists in Srinagar, All India Minorities Front (AIMF) today said the terrorist strikes are aimed at disrupting communal harmony in the country.

On the attack on tourists from West Bengal in Srinagar yesterday, AIMF said in a statement that "these elements are upset at the ongoing peace process in Kashmir and are creating unemployment by terrorising the tourists".

He termed today's attack on RSS headquarters as an attempt aimed at creating communal tension in the country.