SDPI Condemns Attack On Muslims In Kasganj During Republic Day Celebrations

BJP MP Rajveer Singh should be arrested immediately under NSA – Adv. Sharfuddin Ahmed

 New Delhi, 28 Jan 2018: Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has strongly condemned the attack on Muslims in Kasganj by ABVP goons during the Republic Day Celebrations. SDPI National Vice President Adv. Sharfuddin Ahmad in a press statement has termed it a failure on the part of the Uttar Pradesh government and the Police department. He said, it is unfortunate that in independent India Muslims are beaten and are being terrorized during even during Republic day Celebrations by Sanghis and their sinister organizations like ABVP and Yogi Adityanath led UP Government and Police department are hell bent to arrest innocent Muslims whereas the real culprits who are responsible for this shameful and criminal act are yet to be arrested.

Adv. Sharfuddin Ahmad in his statement elaborated that when Muslims were celebrating Republic day, a group of ABVP activists who came in an unpermitted rally has disrupted the celebrations and compelled the gatherings and a few Muslims youths to raise slogans like Jai Shri Ram and told them if they want to live in india they should say Jai Shri Ram and Vande Mataram. The ABVP goons also raised slogans like   “Ek Sthan Mullon ka, Pakistan ya Qabrastaan” and forced the Muslim youths to chant Jai Shri Ram which is the root cause of violence erupted thereafter.

SDPI National Vice President Adv. Sharfuddin Ahmad alleged that the violence was pre-planned and the presence of BJP MP Rajveer Singh in Kasganj is suspicious. According to sources Rajveer Singh has allegedly influenced police to release two culprits who were involved in violence on 26th January 2018, from its custody. He was also present the next day, on 27th January and played role of inciting communal violence. Hence, SDPI demands that Rajveer Singh should be immediately arrested under NSA and initiate a fair probe in to the incident, so that the real culprits and conspirators behind this communal violence should be brought before the law and punished severely.

Adv. Sharfuddin Ahmed questioned that though there were about 400 police personnel, 5 battalions of PAC and 10 battalions of RAF too were deployed in riot hit areas, but the ABVP goons were able to vandalize, burn houses, shops and vehicles belonging to Muslim community and two Muslim men Akram and Naushad were severely attacked by rioters and being treated at a hospital.

Adv. Sharfuddin raised questions that even though there is a video evidence showing rioters in action, they have been not arrested yet and instead dozens of Muslims are were arrested in connection with the violence in Kasganj. This exposes the inability and biased act of the Uttar Pradesh Police department.

Adv. Sharfuddin ahmed asserted in his statement that as soon as normalcy returns in the riot hit Kasganj, a fact finding team of SDPI will visit the area and will collect the facts and figures and let the people and the country know the reality and will ensure that culprits be brought to book and punished severely so that such incidents don’t happen in future and unity in diversity of the nation is upheld in true letter and spirit.