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Jama Masjid's Imam Bukhari Writes To PM Modi On The Issue Of Mob Lynching And Religious Violence

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| July 30 , 2018 , 17:02 IST

Amidst the rising incidents of mob lynching and religious violence across the country, the Shahi Imaam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi on Monday. In his letter, he mentioned the grievous condition of the Muslim community and asked the PM as of who is responsible for the security of the Muslims.

Expressing concerns over the recent mob lynching incidents he wrote, “Gullible Muslims trading cattle on crossroads are murdered by organized mobs of Gau Raksha involved in mob violence, in full view of the people.

“Deprived of any strict action, only tears have become the faith of the helpless Muslims, 64  such incidents have come to the knowledge,” he added further.

Bukhari in his letter wrote, “You gave the promise of treating 125 crore Indians equally irrespective of their religion or ethnicity, and to achieve this you gave the slogan – Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, but unfortunately the ground reality is not only contrary to this but is also a cause of concern for every civilized Indian citizen.

 “The BJP talks of the formation of a riot-free and fearless society, but today everything is being weighed in a Hindu-Muslim perspective. The government and the sizeable of the media are doing this job very diligently,” the letter read further.

Ending the two-page long note to the Prime Minister he wrote, “Time has come today for the state and its leadership to prove its impartiality with its words, deeds, moves and their implementation. Even today I have faith in the state and hope that the Indian state would allay the uneasiness prevalent amongst the 250 million (25 crores) Indian Muslims without any delay.”