NEW DELHI—Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind(JUH) has demanded a high-level probe into the killing of three Muslim passengers and a railway protection force (RPF) jawan on a running train in Maharashtra and the communal violence in Haryana’s Nuh and Gurugram districts. JUH is one of the prominent Muslim organizations in the country.
In a statement, JUH president Arshad Madani expressed deep sorrow and grief over the two incidents.
JUH chief alleged that what happened in Nuh and other parts of Haryana was a “preplanned” conspiracy. He said that the violence engineered in the Mewat region of Haryana was politically-motivated.
“Religious extremism is being fuelled by hatred to win the 2024 parliamentary elections,” he alleged.
Madani demanded that those found guilty be punished without discrimination.
“Undoubtedly, the situation in the country is disappointing and dangerous due to sectarianism and and hatred prevailing on the basis of religion, but we do not need to despair because the hopeful thing is that despite all the intrigues, the majority of the country is against communalism,” he said.
Communal violence erupted in Nuh on Monday after a mob tried to stop a Vishva Hindu Parishad procession. The violence has spread to Gurugram over the past two days. Six people, including two home guards and a Muslim cleric, have died so far in the violence, 116 people have been arrested and 90 detained, according to the Haryana government.