خبر من مصادر إنجليزية.
أعرب عدد من رموز العمل الإسلامي في "الهند" من أعضاء الوفد الذي التقى برئيس الوزراء الهندي "منموهان سينج"، ومن بينهم الشيخ "محمود مدني" - رئيس جماعة "علماء الهند" - أعربوا عن استيائهم من موقف المسؤول الهندي من مذكرة قانون العنف الطائفي التي وعد بمناقشتها، وذلك في ظل أحداث العنف الطائفي الذي شهدتها أحداث شغب "مظفر نجار"، والتي شهدت عنفًا كبيرًا ضد المسلمين أوقع جرحى وقتلى.
وأشار القادة الإسلاميين إلى أنه لم يقدم سوى عبارات غير جديرة بالعناية سوى إبداء المواساة والوعد بمناقشة مذكرة القانون المتعلق بالعنف الطائفي ضد الأقليات، وذلك بالرغم من بيان "ظفر الإسلام خان" - رئيس "مجلس مشورات مسلمي عموم الهند" - إلى وقوع عشرات المسلمين ضحايا للعنف الطائفي في ولاية "أوتر براديش" خلال فترة الـ 17 شهرًا الماضية؛ المصدر: شبكة الألوكة.
يرجى الإشارة إلى المصدر عند نقل الخبر – شبكة الألوكة.
Muslim leaders disappointed with PM
Muslim leaders who met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the wake of the Muzaffarnagar riots expressed their disappointment over his "lukewarm" response while Singh indicated that the long pending bill on communal violence will be discussed afresh at the meeting of the National Integration Council on September 23.
Muslim leaders, however, said the PM had nothing concrete to offer despite 47 lives being lost and thousands rendered homeless.
After the meeting, Maulana Mahmood Madani of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, the largest body of Sunni Muslim clerics, told TOI, "Our meeting with the PM was very disappointing. We had expected he would at least give us some hope, some strong assurance that such communal violence won't be allowed to happen. But he did not even say the Muzaffarnagar riots were bad or unfortunate, especially since he had just returned after seeing the extent of damage and brutality."
The PM only offered "superficial" lip-service, said Muslim leaders after the 45-minute meeting.
PMO sources said the issue of security of minorities and the communal violence bill will be discussed in detail at the NIC.
"Besides expressing deep sympathy for the Muslims, the PM only assured us that he would bring up the riots at the upcoming National Integration Council meeting," said Zakat Foundation of India president Syed Zafar Mahmood. He said the riots were a fallout of a clash between human interests and political interests.
Muslim leaders told the PM that Muslims were being killed in the political fight for power between the UPA and the NDA. "And, the UPA is doing nothing to save Muslims. Instead, the government is a spectator while Muslims are being killed," said a senior delegation member.
Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, president, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat (AIMMM), an umbrella body of Muslim organizations, told the PM that Muslims were killed in at least 27 grave communal flare-ups in UP in the last 17 months. "But neither the state government nor the Centre do anything," he said.
He urged the PM to bring an ordinance till the Communal Violence Bill is passed in Parliament.
The delegation demanded urgent relief for riot victims living in refugee camps and compensation for them. Leaders stressed on documentation and details of riot victims and perpetrators.
"FIRs should be registered at the earliest so that the legal process can start and the guilty are punished," said Zafar Mahmood.
Besides asking the Centre to build or repair damaged houses, mosques and madrasas, the delegation urged the government to build houses for riot victims who do not want to return to their villages.
"We found that no one is willing, at least now, to return to his/her village," said Maulana Madani.
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