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Muslim groups ask imams to condemn terror attacks

The Rediff News Bureau | December 04, 2008 16:25 IST

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The coordination committee of Indian Muslims, which consists of leading Muslim organisations like the All India Muslim Majlis e Mushawarat, Jamiat Ulama e Hind, Jamaat e Islami Hind, Jamiat Ahl e Hadees, All India Milli Council etc, has requested imams across the country to condemn the Mumbai terror attacks [Images] in their Friday and Eid sermons.

The committee also called on Muslims to celebrate Eid ul Zoha with simplicity this year and to wear black strips on Eid day.

Condemning last week's terror attacks in Mumbai, the committee demanded a high-level transparent, unbiased and truthful enquiry into these attacks so that the real culprits may be brought to book soon.

The committee also called upon Indian Muslims to come forward to help the victims of the terror attacks.

In a statement, the committee expressed its concern that the terror attacks have led India to a situation of fear and insecurity. The motive of the terrorists is to destabilise India, hurt its economy and damage national unity, it said, and demanded that the governments at the Centre and in the states pay attention to further tightening the law and order system in order to ensure security of all countrymen.

The committee also asked the authorities, civil society groups and the media to work together to expose the real perpetrators of these unprecedented attacks. Leaving the real culprits behind the curtains of suspicion will only help terrorists to fortify their activities and will increase the feeling of insecurity among the people, the press release stated.

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