By Mujahid Deputy – BANGALORE
18th August 2012 10:14 AM
With Eid coming up in three days, various Muslim organisations have unanimously decided to celebrate their festival with the people from the northeast. Addressing a group of parallel thinkers, Tousif Ahmed, Campus Secretary, Student Islamic Organisation of India said, “Time and again people have tried to destroy peace.
To give a fitting reply to these anti-social elements, we have decided to celebrate Eid with our northeastern brothers.
” Claiming that the rumours were generated by mischief mongers, who have pointlessly dragged in the name of Muslims in the state, the religious community has demanded strong action from the authorities.
Tanvir, State Advisory Council Member, Jamat-e- Islami Hind, said, “ The issue is not between the Assamese and Muslims-the intention is to divide the Indian Society.
The police should investigate into this immediately and bring the guilty to book. The name of Muslims has been dragged into this by some organisations.
” He further added, “All mosques and madrasas are open for our brothers from the northeast and we will provide shelter to them if need arises.
We will unite with other religious organisations and make all efforts to counter these rumours and reinstate peace in city. ” Members of the Alternative Law Forum too have come forward in this quest.
“Peace building exercises such as these between Muslims and northeastern people should continue and become an on-going thing.
Celebrating Eid together is an excellent move,” said Lawerence Liang, Co-founder, Alternative Law Forum.
The Welfare Party of India, that organised the meeting with NE people at the St Josephs College urged the people from the NE to stay back.
“We promise all our love and support to this community,” said Akbar Ali, State president of the group.
Abdul Hannan, State General Secretary, Social Democratic Party of India said, “We have addressed the people from the northeast at the City Railway Station. We have requested them to not leave.”
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