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Muslims join Sena for bandh

July 30, 2003 18:42 IST

Departing from their tradition, Muslim organisations on Wednesday supported theShiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party bandh to protest against the government's failure to prevent the Ghatkopar bomb blast in Mumbai.

The Raza Academy and Ulema Council were among the organisations that protested the bandh. The Samajwadi Party, which has a large following in the Muslim community, too declared its support.

Mumbai's Muslim-dominated areas like Bhindi Bazaar, Crawford Market and Mohammed Ali Road witnessed a near total bandh, with most shops downing shutters.

In a statement, Rajya Sabha member and SP president Abu Asim Azmi condemned the blast and expressed
condolences to the bereaved families.

Demanding the resignation of Maharashtra Home Minister Chhagan Bhujbal in view of his 'failure' to control the law-and-order situation, he called for a probe into the incident.

The Raza Academy and Ulema Councilcalled for the immediate arrest of those responsible for the blast.

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Number of User Comments: 9

Sub: Be Patient

pls...don't believe on rumours...and be calm. pls don't make another GUJRAT in mumbai. don't listen to any Politician and Spritual Leaders Hindu and Muslims are ...

Posted by EIMAX

Sub: Why not

Why do people always take this as a political issue, We muslims born as Indian and will be as an Indian only. We are the ...

Posted by Ahmed

Sub: Expanding field...

Good. Now the Muslims too are joining the race to become nationalism champions. Good for the game. We should hold some lectures from former superstars ...

Posted by proloy

Sub: good move

this is a good move by muslims. i think hindus too should reciprocate similar sentiments. then, india can be a super power and no body ...

Posted by tvsrinivas

Sub: Welcome Move

In the name of God we shouldn't fight. Allah is Lord Krishna.

Posted by aditya



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