Hang Kasab without trial, says Muslim forum

Panaji, Dec 17 The All India Milli Council Wednesday supported a demand of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray to hang without trial Ajmal Kasab, the sole terrorist arrested in the Mumbai terror attacks, said a spokesman here.

The AIMC, which is a representative platform of Muslims living in India, claimed that Thackeray was spot-on in his editorial in Wednesday’s edition of the Saamna, a mouthpiece of the Shiv Sena, which seeks a hanging for Kasab without trial.

Iqbal Mohideen, president of the All India Mili Council (Goa), told reporters that Ajmal Kasab’s chilling crime should be judged through the Shariah (Islamic law).

“The AIMC supports Bal Thackeray’s demand. Even the Shariah says an eye for an eye, a limb for a limb and life for life,” Mohideen said.

Condemning the Goa police for storming a madrassa in Vasco Tuesday and the handling of the 60-odd minor female students studying there, Mohideen accused the police of terrorising the minority community.

“Show me one instance where Muslim women have participated in a terror act? And here the police were accusing the management of the all-girl madrassa of breeding terrorists,” he charged.

“We are Indians first and Muslims next. Why are we forced to make a public display of our patriotism time and again?” he asked.

“The AIMC has already made it public that none of these terrorists should be buried in our burial grounds, because they have slaughtered innocents,” Mohideen said.

The AIMC and the Association of All Goa Muslim Jamaats at a joint press conference, while demanding the immediate suspension of the Deputy Superintendent of Police Deu Benaulikar and Inspector Harish Madkaikar, sought a judicial enquiry into the raid on the all-female madrasssa.

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