Imphal, Feb 12,
The Central Secretariat meeting of Popular Front of India has expressed deep disappointment and anger over invoking stringent National Security Act on Muslims allegedly involved in cow slaughter and cow transportation by the Congress government of Madhya Pradesh.
”Cow politics has been a Sangh Pariwar tool, which they used to win Hindu sentiments. This cow politics gave rise to the horror of cow vigilantism. Over the past few years, dozens of innocent Muslims lost their lives by the hands of Gorakshaks constitued of Sangh Pariwar outfits. It created a situation in the country that, mere accusations, whether right of wrong, of holding beef or transporting beef, became sufficient reasons for getting brutally lynched in public. The state of Madhya Pradesh also witnessed many such incidents. Minorities in the state looked at the winning of Congress with relief thinking that they would end this lawlessness and bring the Goraksha criminals before law. It is quite disappointing that the opposite is happening. State government is acting to fulfill the agenda of Gorakshaks. By linking cow slaughter and cow transportation to national security, the Congress government led by Kamal Nath has shown his closeness to RSS perception of nationalism”, a stement of the PFI said.
In another resolution, the Central Secretariat meeting of Popular Front criticized the misuse of power in dealing Muzaffarnagar riots cases. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adhithyanath is reportedly all set to withdraw 131 cases related to Muzaffarnagar riots in which dozens of innocents, mostly Muslims were brutally killed, women were raped and houses were set on fire. The cases to be withdrawn include serious charges againt local BJP leaders including murder cases. Obviously he is trying to save his party men and supporters accused of the killing, raping and arson. This is clearly an act of discrimination where the culprits get punished or let free based on their religion and politics.
Chairman E Abubacker presided over the meeting which was also attended by M Muhammed Ali Jinnah, OMA Salam, Anis Ahmed, KM Shareef, Abul Wahid Sait and E M Abdul Rahiman.
The meeting hoped that the judiciary will prevent such a large scale degeneration of law and order under U.P. government.
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