Ver­dict ma­jor blow to fight against ter­ror, says Mus­lims

The Asian Age - - Nation - ASIF YAR KHAN

Several Mus­lim or­gan­i­sa­tions and var­i­ous po­lit­i­cal par­ties ex­pressed dis­may over the ac­quit­tal of five per­sons who were ac­cused in the Macca Masjid blast case here.

Ma­jlis Bachao Tahreek ( MBT) de­scribed it as a ma­jor blow to the fight against ter­ror­ism. MBT spokesper­son Am­jadul­lah Khan said that the ac­quit­tal in Macca Masjid blast case clearly proves the le­nient at­ti­tude of the BJP govern­ment at the Cen­tre and the TRS govern­ment in Te­lan­gana in pur­su­ing the cases of ‘ Saf­fron Ter­ror­ism.’

He said that the court ac­quit­ted the ac­cused as it could not find any ‘ direct ev­i­dence’ against them. Mr Khan al­leged that the NIA had di­luted its in­ves­ti­ga­tions at the in­stance of the BJP govern­ment.

“Af­ter these ac­quit­tals, who should we hold re­spon­si­ble for the blasts that killed nine peo­ple and in­jured 58 oth­ers per­sons? Vic­tims of Macca Masjid blast have been de­nied jus­tice. The ac­cused per­sons have been ac­quit­ted and the cul­prits are mov­ing freely. It is highly shame­ful that the per­pe­tra­tors of a ter­ror act re­mains non- pun­ished even af­ter 11 years,” Mr Khan said.

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