Bhatkal: Thousands of people gathered in a rally called by Bhatkal’s socio-political organisation, Majlis-e-Islah wa Tanzeem, protesting against growing incidents of Mob Lynching and Hate Crimes in the country, on Friday, July 5, 2019 here.

Condemning the growing incidents of hate crimes and mob lynching of minorities in the country the Tanzeem had called for a protest march on Friday that began from Eidgah and marched till Public Chabutra here where local leaders made public addresses to create awareness among the people against the Mob lynching trend that is gripping the country.

The office bearers of Tanzeem also submitted a memorandum to the President of India through Bhatkal Assistant Commissioner. The memorandum urged the President to direct the Central and State Governments to take immediate and necessary steps to curb the fear mongering that is being done through Mob lynching and to take confidence building measures amongst the families of the victims.

The memorandum described the of mob lynching as “Murder of innocents in hands of organised mob defying the process of law intended to arouse fear and insecurity in the minds of minorities and venerable sections of the society”.

It also blamed the political class and bureaucracy of being mute spectators of the scenario, while also calling for stringent action against the accused and demanding a compensation of Rs. 50 lakh to the victims of mob lynching. The memo also urged the President to write to state governments to immediately enact anti-mob lynching laws to stop chaos in the country.

Convener of the protest committee Advocate Imran Lanka, spoke and detailed about mob lynching and presented its brief history and questioned how the Prime Minister of the country is dreaming of making India a five trillion economy while it continues to fight evils like mob lynching.

Former General Secretary of Tanzeem and senior journalist Dr. Haneef Shabab in his address strongly condemned acts of mob lynching and said “Today, Muslims in India are being treated like they are a burden on the country. Muslims were never a burden on this country, Muslims gave this country assests like Lal Qila, Taj Mahal etc. For those who asks us to go to Pakistan, let it be very clear to them, you can kill us here, we are ready to go to Qabristan (Graveyards) here but we won’t go to Pakistan. This is as much our country as much as it is yours”.

“We did not kill Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. We all know who did it and we all know who worship their killers” he added.

Moulana Abdul Aleem Khateeb also addressed the event and appealed to the people to follow the principles of Islam to deal with any and every situation that arises. “We should make our decisions wisely, we should surrender ourselves to our leaders and we should follow whatever they decide. If we react blatantly to these acts, the unity, the diversity of this country will take a hit” he noted.

Activist Idris from Udupi also addressed the event and noted that the fascist forces are trying to take over the democracy of the country and that it is high time that steps should be taken to curb the nuisance mob lynching has caused in the country.

The event began with the recitation of Holy Quran by Abubaker Ukhasha followed by Kannada translation by Raza Manvi. Tanzeem General Secretary Abdul Raqeeb MJ read out memorandum towards the conclusion of the event.

Tanzeem President SM Parvez, Former Tanzeem Vice President and JD(S) Leader Inayathullah Shabandri, Moulana Abdul Azeem Kazia, Imtiyaz Udyawar, Altaf Kharuri and others were present on the diaz during the event.

Interestingly the protesters continued the protest despite heavy showers of rain and stood out with umbrellas to express their dissent over the hate crimes.

 

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Jaipur, Nov 19: The ruling Congress won over 961 wards, leaving the BJP trailing with 737 places in the elections to the urban local bodies held last week.

The results declared Tuesday showed that the party dominated most of the 49 civic bodies which went to the polls on Saturday.

The Congress won nearly half of the 2,105 wards in the contest in the first local elections held in the state after the party came to power in Rajasthan last December.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said the results were as expected.

It is a matter of happiness that people have given a mandate considering the performance of the government," he told reporters even before all the results were out.

According to the state election department, the Bahujan Samaj Party won 16 wards, the CPI(M) got three and the Nationalist Congress Party two

Gehlot said the state government will not spare any effort while working for the people.

Forty-nine urban local bodies in 24 out of Rajasthan's 33 districts went to the polls on Saturday. These included three municipal corporations, 18 nagar parishads and 28 nagar palikas.

Altogether of 71.53 per cent of the registered voters exercised their franchise. There were 7,942 contestants, including 2,832 women.

Elections to the posts of chairmen and deputy chairmen of the local bodies will be held next Tuesday and Wednesday.