Maha Dharna seeks judicial probe into Alair encoutner
Narendra Ch | 15 Jun 2015
The All Party Maha Dharna was jointly organised by the Majlis Bachau Tahreek and Samajwadi Party on Saturday at Dharna chowk in Hyderabad demanding judicial probe into the Alair encounter with a sitting judge of Supreme Court.
Addressing the 'Maha Dharna' Samajwadi Party Maharashtra unit president and MLA Abu Asim Azmi described the killing of five Muslim under trials on April 7 as "cold blood murder" and a part of conspiracy by the communal forces to instill fear among the minorities.
"All five youth were handcuffed, chained and seated in van. The police theory of encounter is illogical and insane. We are not ready to buy the contention that Muslim youth were killed in their bid to escape from police custody. We will ensure that all policemen who are responsible for the act are arrested and sent to jail," he said.
Abu Asim Azmi said it was true that Viqar and other youth were facing some charges. However, none of them were pronounced guilty by the court. "We ensured a free and fair trial for established terrorists like Ajmal Kasab and hanged them on court orders. We would not have objected if Viqar and his associates were convicted to death by a court of law. But we cannot allow police to kill innocent Muslim youth, even if they are facing any charges," he said.
Abu Asim Azmi also slammed Owaisi brothers for their silence over Alair encounter. "Why Akbaruddin and Asaduddin Owasi did not visit the homes of those killed in Alair encounter. They claim to be national leaders, but have no guts to fight the State Government in their home town. Hyderabad gave them the identity and power which they possess. Except for making tall claims and provocative speeches, they do nothing to fight for justice for the community," he said.
SP's Telangana unit president Jagadish Yadav, MBT President Dr Khayam Khan, Moulana Naseeruddin, Syed Tariq Quadri, Lateef Mohammed Khan, Syed Hamed Hussain Shattari of Sunni Ulema Board and Abdul Sattar Mujahid of Muslim League also spoke.