Prevent recurrence of another Gujarat or Muzaffarnagar: AMU students to Home Minister

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By IndiaTomorrow.net,
Aligarh, 14 Dec 2014: The Students Union of Aligarh Muslim University has written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking ban on Ghar Wapsi events planned by Sangh Parivar affiliates to convert Muslims and Christians into Hinduism as such events are “in total violation of the Fundamental Rights enshrined in the Constitution.”

“The entire nation is shocked by the forced conversions of Muslims into Hinduism in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra district and the continuous efforts by RSS and its affiliate organizations to set the communal tensions on fire in the name of “Ghar Wapsi”. These conversions are forced and an exploitation of the financial weakness of certain sections of the society and are highly condemnable. The plans of the said organizations to have similar events at Aligarh and Lucknow, are a serious concern and a threat to the peace and security of the nation,” said AMUSU in its letter to Singh.

“The issue has nothing to do with Hinduism as Hinduism never preaches religion through exploitation. It is the extremist Hindu outfits who have no interest in religion and its values, but are dividing the nation for their political and vested interests.”

Citing the failure of the Akhilesh Yadav government of Uttar Pradesh to maintain law and order, the AMU students body urged the central government of BJP to take action and ban such events.

“The state Govt. has failed to act, so it is the demand of the peace loving citizens of India and particularly the Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union that all these events be banned and no person or organization shall be allowed to create communal tension in the name of ‘Ghar Wapsi’,” it said.

The students body urged the Home Minister to prevent recurrence of riots like ones happened in Gujarat in 2002 and in Muzaffarnagar in 2013.

“We request the concerned authorities to establish law and order and prevent any incidents that could pave ways for another Gujarat and Muzaffarnagar. Students at Aligarh Muslim University are seriously concerned about these conversions and hence request your authority to take urgent action in this case by banning these events in the public interest,” Abdullah Azzam, President, AMUSU wrote in his letter to the Home Minister, a copy of which was also sent to the Uttar Pradesh chief minister and District Magistrates of Lucknow and Aligarh.

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