08 July 2013

While condemning the serial explosions that reportedly rocked the internationally renowned temple town of Bodhgaya in Bihar injuring two monks on July 7 last the Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), has taken strong exception to the national media’s quick linking of the blasts with ethnic violence in Myanmar wherein lakhs of Rohangya Muslims are being persecuted.

SDPI National President A. Sayeed in statement, while expressing sympathy with the wounded monks, said the terror attack in the temple complex cannot be condoned at any cost and the perpetrators and conspirators of this dreadful act should be brought to book at the earliest by the investigating agencies. However, the investigating agencies before reaching to any firm conclusion and the identity of culprits is firmly established in the light of some solid evidence should not indulge in insinuation and connive with the media to spread canard against Muslims or any other community.

Sayeed has appealed to the world community including Indians not to be swayed away by wild insinuations and do not consider this as an act of vengeance by the Rohingya community or Muslims in general. The government should initiate a thorough probe based on professional approach to uncover the real face of the people involved who are indulging to disturb communal harmony, he demanded.

He warned the intelligence agencies not to start once again witch hunt against innocent Muslim youths and frame them in cooked up charges following the latest terror strike. He said the past experience has proved that in number of cases such strikes have been the handiwork of misguided Hindutva extremists.