- خبر من مصادر إنجليزية.
أكد عدد من الخبراء أن لجنة مفوضية الأقليات في "الهند" التي تستمد قوتها من المحكمة المدنية لاتزال تُقَصِّر في الدفاع عن حقوق المسلمين، وخاصة المعتقلين الأبرياء على خلفية تفجيرات "مسجد مكة" منذ ثلاث سنوات، بالرغم من صلاحياتها في الدفاع والتعامل مع مظالم المسلمين، وخاصة تعرضهم للمضايقات الأمنية.
وقد أكد الخبراء أنه بالرغم من مطالبة ثلاث وزرات متتالية بتفعيل دور المفوضية، إلا أنها لا تزال غائبة عن المشهد؛ مما يدل على أن الحكومة غير جادة في معالجة قضايا الأقليات، في ظل استمرار الأمن بالتحرش بالشباب المسلم الذي تمت تبرئته من قضايا استعمال العنف ومعاملته على أنه شباب متهم طبقًا لما صرح به بعض المراقبين. المصدر: شبكة الألوكة.
يرجى الإشارة إلى المصدر عند نقل الخبر – شبكة الألوكة.
The State Minorities Commission that was instrumental in probing the charges levelled against innocent Muslim youth in the Mecca Masjid blast case is lying defunct for the last three years.
The commission, vested with the powers of a civil court, was set up to safeguard the interests of the minorities and redress their grievances. But the prolonged absence of the forum, meant for taking up issues of the minorities including cases of discrimination, has given a free rein to the powers that be, say experts.
At a time when the Muslim community is complaining that the police are harassing its members without any basis, the commission whose presence was most crucial, is missing. "This only means that the government is not serious about the issues of the minorities. This is a long pending issue and we have brought it to the notice of three successive chief ministers from Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, K Rosaiah to N Kiran Kumar Reddy. It's a sad reflection on the Congress party, " says S G M Quadri of Help Hyderabad.
Yousuf Qureshi who was the last serving chairman of the commission says that there were several instances when the commission took suo moto action against police harassment cases. "When it was functional, there was some check on the government officials since the commission had the power to summon them. But now, there is nobody to question them," claims Qureshi. Observers note that even though the Muslim youth were acquitted in the blast case, the police are still treating them as suspects. They say that a section of the police force feels that their acquittal does not mean that they are innocent. "Hence, the youth are constantly harassed," says an observer.
After a petition was filed in the high court in January this year, the government had given an undertaking that it would appoint a chairman in three months. Subsequently, it sought another three month extension but so far, there is no positive sign. Members from the community said that the reconstitution of the state minorities commission have also been recommended by the National Commission for Minorities on several occasions. They blame the government for its indifference to their concerns even as some senior officials feel that the government is delaying the decision thinking that the body, if formed, may raise inconvenient questions.
رجاء، اكتب كلمة : تعليق في المربع التالي