All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat
New Delhi, 7 July, 2013: The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body of
Indian Muslim organisations, condemned the terror attack on the Mahabodhi temple in
Gaya this morning.
AIMMM President Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan described the attack as cowardly and utterly
inhuman. He sent his condolences to the Mahabodhi temple priests and to the Buddhist
community at home and abroad and wished a quick recovery to the innocents injured in
the terrorist attack. He said we have all the goodwill for our Buddhist brothers and sisters
and want the best of relations with them all over the world.
Dr Khan condemned the “Mayanmar angle” which has been quickly propped up by some
politicians and mediamen, saying there is no indication that there is any call or urge that
innocents in our country should be attacked for the crime of a few misguided persons in
Dr Khan asked the national media to desist from irresponsible, wild and hasty speculation
that the so-called “Indian Mujahidin” is behind the attack. Media should behave in a responsible
manner and allow the security and intelligence expert do their work without pressure to
come up with quick results without proper investigations.
Dr Khan said the investigating agencies should probe with an open mind as we have
seen umpteen innocent Muslim youths framed up in previous incidents which were later
proved to be the doing of misguided Hindutva ultras. He said investigating agencies
should probe the beneficiaries from such terror attack in the present political scenario in
the country, especially in the state of Bihar.
ALL INDIA MUSLIM MAJLIS-E-MUSHAWARAT
[Umbrella body of the Indian Muslim organisations]
D-250, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025 India
Tel.: 011-26946780 Fax: 011-26947346
Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, editor Milli Gazette was one of the key speakers
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