Activists condemn Hyderabad blasts, ask political leaders not to 'name any particular person or community'
Civil society activists unequivocally condemned terror strikes in Dilsukhnagar targeting innocent peace loving people of Hyderabad. They termed it as a heinous crime against humanity. These terror attacks point to a very well thought out strategy to foment communal disturbances in the city, and also to expand the poison of communalism to other parts of the country and to divert attention from crucial issues, they said.
The civil society activists include Mazher Hussain (COVA), GVVSDS Prasad (Sarvodaya Mandal), K M Arifuddin (Madina Education Centre), Nanak Singh Nishter (International Sikh Center for Interfaith Relations), Muneeruddin Mujahid (Tehreek Khair e Ummah), Prof. Rama Melkote, Khalid Rasool Khan, Veda Kumar (Chelimi Foundation), Mohd. Aluiddin Quadri (Bharat Ekta Manch) and Moulana Hamid Hussain.
They said that since time immemorial Hyderabad
has been a strong foundation of peace and communal harmony; in such crises citizens of Hyderabad have applied their wisdom, shown restraint and maintained communal amity. “We are still in the process of recuperating from many painful shocks and memories of the past,” they said.
They appealed political leaders to refrain from naming one particular person, community or organisation and allow investigative agencies to do their work. They also appealed to the citizens of Hyderabad to stand united, come forward to help the victims philanthropically in cash, kind and particularly blood donation directly at the hospitals where injured are in need; make all efforts to assist the authorities and cooperate with the government in law and order to arrest and defeat the conspirators in their nefarious mission.
They asked concerned authorities to immediately provide succor to the victims, to shed pre-conceived notions, unravel the conspiracy, expose the responsible elements; however high and mighty they may be, and prosecute them with immediate deterrent punishment to save secular fabric and peaceful atmosphere in society.