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    ... From: Communist Party of India (Marxist) Date: Nov 17, 2012 1:17 PM Subject: CPI(M) Delegation Meets President Pranab Mukherjee --
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      November 17, 2012

       

      Press Release

       

       

      Prakash Karat, General Secretary of the CPI(M) led a delegation to meet President Shri Pranab Mukherjee regarding targeting and persecution of scores of Muslim youth in terrorism related cases.  The memorandum submitted to the President has demanded that:

       

      1.      Compensation and rehabilitation for the innocent persons implicated in such cases.

      2.      Provision of Special Courts with time bound procedures to settle cases within a year.

      3.      In cases where the court has held that evidence has been concocted or misrepresented by the investigating agencies to implicate innocents, action must be taken against those responsible.

      4.      The draconian provisions in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act must be reconsidered and removed.

       

      The other members in the delegation were Subhashini Ali, member of the Central Committee of CPI(M), Mohd. Yusuf Tarigami, MLA, Jammu & Kashmir and member of the Central Committee of CPI(M), Sehba Farooqui, member of the Delhi state committee of CPI(M) and three young men who were jailed for long periods and then acquitted by the courts.  They are Mohammed Aamir from Delhi (in jail for 14 years), Maqbool Shah from Srinagar (jailed for 14 years), Syed Wasif Haider from Kanpur (in jail for 8 years).

       

      The text of the letter written to the President of India is enclosed.

       

       

       

      (Hari Singh Kang)

      For CPI(M) Central Committee office


      Following is the Text of the Letter Addressed to the President                                     

       

                              November 17, 2012

       

      The President of India

      Rashtrapati Bhawan

      New Delhi

       

      Dear Rashtrapati ji,

       

      I write to draw your attention to the grave miscarriage of justice to scores of Muslim youth who were and are being wrongly arrested and charged in cases related to terror attacks in different parts of the country. In some cases these young men have been incarcerated for ten to fourteen years as undertrials and then finally acquitted by the courts as being innocent. Several reliable groups of concerned citizens and organizations who have collected the details of these cases, have revealed how the court judgements themselves have strongly indicted the investigation agencies for the biased mentality against the Muslim youth and in several cases the manipulation and presentation of concocted evidence against innocent young men. It would appear that the investigation agencies are more driven by the requirement to show “results” in their investigation rather than to ensure that it is the actual culprits who are caught. 

       

      Muslim youth are the most vulnerable targets today. The draconian provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act are used to deny the normal processes of justice, while there is no time bound procedure for the judicial processes. There is a growing feeling of fear and apprehension on the one hand and anger on the other that innocents are being implicated. Young lives have been destroyed, families stricken, forced into social isolation, driven into debt to pay the huge expenditures in legal fees—the terrible conditions caused by State led injustice.

       

      As an illustration, the cases of the four young men Md. Aamir from Delhi, Syed Maqbool from Srinagar, Wasif Haider and Mumtaz Ahmed from Uttar Pradesh are presented before you. They were arrested arbitrarily when they were just eighteen or nineteen years of age, implicated in dozens of cases, incarcerated for over ten years and each one of them was, as held by the courts, innocent. They are today without jobs, considered unemployable, with dark and uncertain futures.

       

       

       

      While no quarter can be given to any individual or group which is responsible for dastardly terror attacks, the arrest of innocent Muslim youth has reached serious dimensions which requires immediate attention. It is a blot on the principles of secular democracy. At the same time, the arrest of innocent people means that the actual culprits go free. There are three aspects, which require to be looked at:

       

      1. Compensation to and rehabilitation of the innocents. While in some cases, with the intervention of the Minority Rights Commission and other agencies, some monetary compensation may have been given in a few cases, by and large most of the victims of State  injustice are in a terrible condition. It is essential to ensure justice by providing compensation as well as the means towards a livelihood through provision of employment or any other avenue suggested by the victim.

       

      2. The provision of Special Courts with  time bound procedures is essential so as to end the sometimes deliberate prolonging of the cases. All such cases should be settled in a year.

       

      3. In cases where the Court has held that evidence has been concocted or misrepresented by the investigating agencies to implicate innocents, action must be taken against those responsible. This will act as a deterrent in the deliberate implication of innocents.

       

      We believe also that the draconian provisions in the UAPA must be reconsidered. At the time of the passage of the Bill in Parliament the CPI(M) had warned of the consequences of keeping such provisions on the Statute book akin to TADA and POTA. Experience has shown the legitimacy of the apprehensions expressed at that time.

       

      We request you to take up these issues urgently with the Government of India. We also enclose relevant information and documents with further details.

       

      With regards,

      Yours sincerely,

       

      Sd/-

      Prakash Karat

      (General Secretary)


      Annexure

       

      Examples of some of the cases of acquittal and discharge of youth wrongfully charged and incarcerated

       

      01 – Mohd Marouf Qaamar (Delhi), ….     Acquitted on 11.11.2008, Tis Hazari Court Delhi

       

      02 – Tariq Ahmad Dar (Kashmir),           Discharge 2006    Case of Tis Hazari Court, Delhi

       

      03 – Tasleem (Muradabad – UP),           Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari Court No. 19, Delhi Case

       

      04 – Najeem (Muradabad – UP)             Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari  Court No. 19, Delhi Case

       

      05 – Shamim Akhtar (Kolkata),                      Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari Court No. 19, Delhi Case

       

      06 – Syed Maqbool Shah (Kashmir)                Acquitted on 08.04.2010, Patiala House Court, New Delhi Case

       

      07 – Mohd Aamir Khan (Delhi)                       Acquitted  - 17 Cases (Delhi & NCR), Release on: 09.01.2012

       

      08 – Haroon Rashid (Bihar),                  Acquitted on Jan – 2010, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

       

      09 – Dilawar Khan (Orissa),                  Acquit on Jan – 2010, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

       

      10 – Salman Khurshid Kori (Manipur)              Acquitted on 14.12.2011, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

       

      11 – Syed Mubarak (Sitapuri – UP)         Acquitted ………….Case of Bareli Dist Court – UP

       

      12 – Abdul Mubeen (Sidhard Nagar)               Acquitted ……………Case of Agra Dist Court – UP

       

      13 – Ghulam Mohd (Kanpur),                 Acquitted on 12.08.2009, Case of Kanpur City – UP

       

      14 – Sajjad-ul-Thman, (Kishtuwar)         Discharge on 14.04.2011, Case of Lucknow – UP.

       

      15 – Mumtaz Ahmad (Sopur)                 Acquitted on 06.08.2003 Case of GRP – Kanpur, UP.

       

      16 – Faheem Ansari (Maharashtra)         Acquitted case of Mumbai, 26.11.2008, Session Court & Supreme Court

       

      17 – Saba uddin (UP),                          Acquitted Case of Mumbai, 26.11.2008, Session Court to Supreme Court!

       

      18 – Jogeshvari Rly st Case,                 2 Persons Acquitted Mumbai Maharashtra Case

       

      19 – Tilak Nagar Rly st Case,                        2 Persons discharge & 2 Acquitted.  Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

       

      20 – Ghaat – Kopar 2003 Case                      9 Persons Acquitted, Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

       

      21 – Gateway of India Case,                 2 Persons Acquitted, Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

       

      22 – Rehmana Farooqui                                Acquitted by Delhi High Court in 2007 in 2000 Red Fort Case.

       

       

    • Faizi S
      Compliments to you comrade and CPI(M) for this campaign. The fate of the Orwellian life for the downtrodden minority is as much a gift of the corporate media
      Message 2 of 5 , Nov 17, 2012
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        Compliments to you comrade and CPI(M) for this campaign. The fate of the Orwellian life for the downtrodden minority is as much a gift of the corporate media as the degenrated State. We are never too far away from fascism...just that the ongoing Emergency is selective at the moment, wont be too long before it engulfs what remains of democracy, freedom. secularism...the founding principles of our Republic.
        Faizi

         
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        Date: Nov 17, 2012 1:17 PM
        Subject: CPI(M) Delegation Meets President Pranab Mukherjee -- targetting & Persecution of Muslim youth
        To: "marxistindia" <marxistindia@...>

        November 17, 2012

         

        Press Release

         

        Prakash Karat, General Secretary of the CPI(M) led a delegation to meet President Shri Pranab Mukherjee regarding targeting and persecution of scores of Muslim youth in terrorism related cases.  The memorandum submitted to the President has demanded that:

         

        1.      Compensation and rehabilitation for the innocent persons implicated in such cases.

        2.      Provision of Special Courts with time bound procedures to settle cases within a year.

        3.      In cases where the court has held that evidence has been concocted or misrepresented by the investigating agencies to implicate innocents, action must be taken against those responsible.

        4.      The draconian provisions in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act must be reconsidered and removed.

         

        The other members in the delegation were Subhashini Ali, member of the Central Committee of CPI(M), Mohd. Yusuf Tarigami, MLA, Jammu & Kashmir and member of the Central Committee of CPI(M), Sehba Farooqui, member of the Delhi state committee of CPI(M) and three young men who were jailed for long periods and then acquitted by the courts.  They are Mohammed Aamir from Delhi (in jail for 14 years), Maqbool Shah from Srinagar (jailed for 14 years), Syed Wasif Haider from Kanpur (in jail for 8 years).

         

        The text of the letter written to the President of India is enclosed.

         

         

         

        (Hari Singh Kang)

        For CPI(M) Central Committee office


        Following is the Text of the Letter Addressed to the President                                     

         

                                November 17, 2012

         

        The President of India

        Rashtrapati Bhawan

        New Delhi

         

        Dear Rashtrapati ji,

         

        I write to draw your attention to the grave miscarriage of justice to scores of Muslim youth who were and are being wrongly arrested and charged in cases related to terror attacks in different parts of the country. In some cases these young men have been incarcerated for ten to fourteen years as undertrials and then finally acquitted by the courts as being innocent. Several reliable groups of concerned citizens and organizations who have collected the details of these cases, have revealed how the court judgements themselves have strongly indicted the investigation agencies for the biased mentality against the Muslim youth and in several cases the manipulation and presentation of concocted evidence against innocent young men. It would appear that the investigation agencies are more driven by the requirement to show “results” in their investigation rather than to ensure that it is the actual culprits who are caught. 

        Muslim youth are the most vulnerable targets today. The draconian provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act are used to deny the normal processes of justice, while there is no time bound procedure for the judicial processes. There is a growing feeling of fear and apprehension on the one hand and anger on the other that innocents are being implicated. Young lives have been destroyed, families stricken, forced into social isolation, driven into debt to pay the huge expenditures in legal fees—the terrible conditions caused by State led injustice.

        As an illustration, the cases of the four young men Md. Aamir from Delhi, Syed Maqbool from Srinagar, Wasif Haider and Mumtaz Ahmed from Uttar Pradesh are presented before you. They were arrested arbitrarily when they were just eighteen or nineteen years of age, implicated in dozens of cases, incarcerated for over ten years and each one of them was, as held by the courts, innocent. They are today without jobs, considered unemployable, with dark and uncertain futures.

         

        While no quarter can be given to any individual or group which is responsible for dastardly terror attacks, the arrest of innocent Muslim youth has reached serious dimensions which requires immediate attention. It is a blot on the principles of secular democracy. At the same time, the arrest of innocent people means that the actual culprits go free. There are three aspects, which require to be looked at:

         

        1. Compensation to and rehabilitation of the innocents. While in some cases, with the intervention of the Minority Rights Commission and other agencies, some monetary compensation may have been given in a few cases, by and large most of the victims of State  injustice are in a terrible condition. It is essential to ensure justice by providing compensation as well as the means towards a livelihood through provision of employment or any other avenue suggested by the victim.

         

        2. The provision of Special Courts with  time bound procedures is essential so as to end the sometimes deliberate prolonging of the cases. All such cases should be settled in a year.

         

        3. In cases where the Court has held that evidence has been concocted or misrepresented by the investigating agencies to implicate innocents, action must be taken against those responsible. This will act as a deterrent in the deliberate implication of innocents.

         

        We believe also that the draconian provisions in the UAPA must be reconsidered. At the time of the passage of the Bill in Parliament the CPI(M) had warned of the consequences of keeping such provisions on the Statute book akin to TADA and POTA. Experience has shown the legitimacy of the apprehensions expressed at that time.

         

        We request you to take up these issues urgently with the Government of India. We also enclose relevant information and documents with further details.

         

        With regards,

        Yours sincerely,

         

        Sd/-

        Prakash Karat

        (General Secretary)


        Annexure

         

        Examples of some of the cases of acquittal and discharge of youth wrongfully charged and incarcerated

         

        01 – Mohd Marouf Qaamar (Delhi), ….     Acquitted on 11.11.2008, Tis Hazari Court Delhi

         

        02 – Tariq Ahmad Dar (Kashmir),           Discharge 2006    Case of Tis Hazari Court, Delhi

         

        03 – Tasleem (Muradabad – UP),           Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari Court No. 19, Delhi Case

         

        04 – Najeem (Muradabad – UP)             Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari  Court No. 19, Delhi Case

         

        05 – Shamim Akhtar (Kolkata),                      Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari Court No. 19, Delhi Case

         

        06 – Syed Maqbool Shah (Kashmir)                Acquitted on 08.04.2010, Patiala House Court, New Delhi Case

         

        07 – Mohd Aamir Khan (Delhi)                       Acquitted  - 17 Cases (Delhi & NCR), Release on: 09.01.2012

         

        08 – Haroon Rashid (Bihar),                  Acquitted on Jan – 2010, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

         

        09 – Dilawar Khan (Orissa),                  Acquit on Jan – 2010, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

         

        10 – Salman Khurshid Kori (Manipur)              Acquitted on 14.12.2011, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

         

        11 – Syed Mubarak (Sitapuri – UP)         Acquitted ………….Case of Bareli Dist Court – UP

         

        12 – Abdul Mubeen (Sidhard Nagar)               Acquitted ……………Case of Agra Dist Court – UP

         

        13 – Ghulam Mohd (Kanpur),                 Acquitted on 12.08.2009, Case of Kanpur City – UP

         

        14 – Sajjad-ul-Thman, (Kishtuwar)         Discharge on 14.04.2011, Case of Lucknow – UP.

         

        15 – Mumtaz Ahmad (Sopur)                 Acquitted on 06.08.2003 Case of GRP – Kanpur, UP.

         

        16 – Faheem Ansari (Maharashtra)         Acquitted case of Mumbai, 26.11.2008, Session Court & Supreme Court

         

        17 – Saba uddin (UP),                          Acquitted Case of Mumbai, 26.11.2008, Session Court to Supreme Court!

         

        18 – Jogeshvari Rly st Case,                 2 Persons Acquitted Mumbai Maharashtra Case

         

        19 – Tilak Nagar Rly st Case,                        2 Persons discharge & 2 Acquitted.  Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

         

        20 – Ghaat – Kopar 2003 Case                      9 Persons Acquitted, Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

         

        21 – Gateway of India Case,                 2 Persons Acquitted, Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

         

        22 – Rehmana Farooqui                                Acquitted by Delhi High Court in 2007 in 2000 Red Fort Case.

         

         


      • janaki rajan
        The silent majority needs to stir against injustice and prejudice, against anyone, in the spirit of your hurt is my hurt , your injustice is my injustice .
        Message 3 of 5 , Nov 19, 2012
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          The silent majority needs to stir against injustice and prejudice, against anyone, in the spirit of 'your hurt is my hurt', 'your injustice is my injustice'.

          On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM, subhashini ali <subhashiniali@...> wrote:
           

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          Date: Nov 17, 2012 1:17 PM
          Subject: CPI(M) Delegation Meets President Pranab Mukherjee -- targetting & Persecution of Muslim youth
          To: "marxistindia" <marxistindia@...>

          November 17, 2012

           

          Press Release

           

           

          Prakash Karat, General Secretary of the CPI(M) led a delegation to meet President Shri Pranab Mukherjee regarding targeting and persecution of scores of Muslim youth in terrorism related cases.  The memorandum submitted to the President has demanded that:

           

          1.      Compensation and rehabilitation for the innocent persons implicated in such cases.

          2.      Provision of Special Courts with time bound procedures to settle cases within a year.

          3.      In cases where the court has held that evidence has been concocted or misrepresented by the investigating agencies to implicate innocents, action must be taken against those responsible.

          4.      The draconian provisions in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act must be reconsidered and removed.

           

          The other members in the delegation were Subhashini Ali, member of the Central Committee of CPI(M), Mohd. Yusuf Tarigami, MLA, Jammu & Kashmir and member of the Central Committee of CPI(M), Sehba Farooqui, member of the Delhi state committee of CPI(M) and three young men who were jailed for long periods and then acquitted by the courts.  They are Mohammed Aamir from Delhi (in jail for 14 years), Maqbool Shah from Srinagar (jailed for 14 years), Syed Wasif Haider from Kanpur (in jail for 8 years).

           

          The text of the letter written to the President of India is enclosed.

           

           

           

          (Hari Singh Kang)

          For CPI(M) Central Committee office


          Following is the Text of the Letter Addressed to the President                                     

           

                                  November 17, 2012

           

          The President of India

          Rashtrapati Bhawan

          New Delhi

           

          Dear Rashtrapati ji,

           

          I write to draw your attention to the grave miscarriage of justice to scores of Muslim youth who were and are being wrongly arrested and charged in cases related to terror attacks in different parts of the country. In some cases these young men have been incarcerated for ten to fourteen years as undertrials and then finally acquitted by the courts as being innocent. Several reliable groups of concerned citizens and organizations who have collected the details of these cases, have revealed how the court judgements themselves have strongly indicted the investigation agencies for the biased mentality against the Muslim youth and in several cases the manipulation and presentation of concocted evidence against innocent young men. It would appear that the investigation agencies are more driven by the requirement to show “results” in their investigation rather than to ensure that it is the actual culprits who are caught. 

           

          Muslim youth are the most vulnerable targets today. The draconian provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act are used to deny the normal processes of justice, while there is no time bound procedure for the judicial processes. There is a growing feeling of fear and apprehension on the one hand and anger on the other that innocents are being implicated. Young lives have been destroyed, families stricken, forced into social isolation, driven into debt to pay the huge expenditures in legal fees—the terrible conditions caused by State led injustice.

           

          As an illustration, the cases of the four young men Md. Aamir from Delhi, Syed Maqbool from Srinagar, Wasif Haider and Mumtaz Ahmed from Uttar Pradesh are presented before you. They were arrested arbitrarily when they were just eighteen or nineteen years of age, implicated in dozens of cases, incarcerated for over ten years and each one of them was, as held by the courts, innocent. They are today without jobs, considered unemployable, with dark and uncertain futures.

           

           

           

          While no quarter can be given to any individual or group which is responsible for dastardly terror attacks, the arrest of innocent Muslim youth has reached serious dimensions which requires immediate attention. It is a blot on the principles of secular democracy. At the same time, the arrest of innocent people means that the actual culprits go free. There are three aspects, which require to be looked at:

           

          1. Compensation to and rehabilitation of the innocents. While in some cases, with the intervention of the Minority Rights Commission and other agencies, some monetary compensation may have been given in a few cases, by and large most of the victims of State  injustice are in a terrible condition. It is essential to ensure justice by providing compensation as well as the means towards a livelihood through provision of employment or any other avenue suggested by the victim.

           

          2. The provision of Special Courts with  time bound procedures is essential so as to end the sometimes deliberate prolonging of the cases. All such cases should be settled in a year.

           

          3. In cases where the Court has held that evidence has been concocted or misrepresented by the investigating agencies to implicate innocents, action must be taken against those responsible. This will act as a deterrent in the deliberate implication of innocents.

           

          We believe also that the draconian provisions in the UAPA must be reconsidered. At the time of the passage of the Bill in Parliament the CPI(M) had warned of the consequences of keeping such provisions on the Statute book akin to TADA and POTA. Experience has shown the legitimacy of the apprehensions expressed at that time.

           

          We request you to take up these issues urgently with the Government of India. We also enclose relevant information and documents with further details.

           

          With regards,

          Yours sincerely,

           

          Sd/-

          Prakash Karat

          (General Secretary)


          Annexure

           

          Examples of some of the cases of acquittal and discharge of youth wrongfully charged and incarcerated

           

          01 – Mohd Marouf Qaamar (Delhi), ….     Acquitted on 11.11.2008, Tis Hazari Court Delhi

           

          02 – Tariq Ahmad Dar (Kashmir),           Discharge 2006    Case of Tis Hazari Court, Delhi

           

          03 – Tasleem (Muradabad – UP),           Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari Court No. 19, Delhi Case

           

          04 – Najeem (Muradabad – UP)             Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari  Court No. 19, Delhi Case

           

          05 – Shamim Akhtar (Kolkata),                      Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari Court No. 19, Delhi Case

           

          06 – Syed Maqbool Shah (Kashmir)                Acquitted on 08.04.2010, Patiala House Court, New Delhi Case

           

          07 – Mohd Aamir Khan (Delhi)                       Acquitted  - 17 Cases (Delhi & NCR), Release on: 09.01.2012

           

          08 – Haroon Rashid (Bihar),                  Acquitted on Jan – 2010, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

           

          09 – Dilawar Khan (Orissa),                  Acquit on Jan – 2010, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

           

          10 – Salman Khurshid Kori (Manipur)              Acquitted on 14.12.2011, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

           

          11 – Syed Mubarak (Sitapuri – UP)         Acquitted ………….Case of Bareli Dist Court – UP

           

          12 – Abdul Mubeen (Sidhard Nagar)               Acquitted ……………Case of Agra Dist Court – UP

           

          13 – Ghulam Mohd (Kanpur),                 Acquitted on 12.08.2009, Case of Kanpur City – UP

           

          14 – Sajjad-ul-Thman, (Kishtuwar)         Discharge on 14.04.2011, Case of Lucknow – UP.

           

          15 – Mumtaz Ahmad (Sopur)                 Acquitted on 06.08.2003 Case of GRP – Kanpur, UP.

           

          16 – Faheem Ansari (Maharashtra)         Acquitted case of Mumbai, 26.11.2008, Session Court & Supreme Court

           

          17 – Saba uddin (UP),                          Acquitted Case of Mumbai, 26.11.2008, Session Court to Supreme Court!

           

          18 – Jogeshvari Rly st Case,                 2 Persons Acquitted Mumbai Maharashtra Case

           

          19 – Tilak Nagar Rly st Case,                        2 Persons discharge & 2 Acquitted.  Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

           

          20 – Ghaat – Kopar 2003 Case                      9 Persons Acquitted, Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

           

          21 – Gateway of India Case,                 2 Persons Acquitted, Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

           

          22 – Rehmana Farooqui                                Acquitted by Delhi High Court in 2007 in 2000 Red Fort Case.

           

           


        • ashok.chowdhury@gmail.com
          Dear Com Subhasini, This is a very important and appropriate intervention from the left forces.It should be continued vigorously by all left and secular forces
          Message 4 of 5 , Nov 21, 2012
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            Dear Com Subhasini,
                                           
            This is a very important and appropriate intervention from the left forces.It should be continued vigorously by all left and secular forces to create at least some hope to save the democracy.Red Salute all the comrades for taking the initiative.
            Comradely,
            Ashok











            On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM, subhashini ali <subhashiniali@...> wrote:
             

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            Subject: CPI(M) Delegation Meets President Pranab Mukherjee -- targetting & Persecution of Muslim youth
            To: "marxistindia" <marxistindia@...>

            November 17, 2012

             

            Press Release

             

             

            Prakash Karat, General Secretary of the CPI(M) led a delegation to meet President Shri Pranab Mukherjee regarding targeting and persecution of scores of Muslim youth in terrorism related cases.  The memorandum submitted to the President has demanded that:

             

            1.      Compensation and rehabilitation for the innocent persons implicated in such cases.

            2.      Provision of Special Courts with time bound procedures to settle cases within a year.

            3.      In cases where the court has held that evidence has been concocted or misrepresented by the investigating agencies to implicate innocents, action must be taken against those responsible.

            4.      The draconian provisions in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act must be reconsidered and removed.

             

            The other members in the delegation were Subhashini Ali, member of the Central Committee of CPI(M), Mohd. Yusuf Tarigami, MLA, Jammu & Kashmir and member of the Central Committee of CPI(M), Sehba Farooqui, member of the Delhi state committee of CPI(M) and three young men who were jailed for long periods and then acquitted by the courts.  They are Mohammed Aamir from Delhi (in jail for 14 years), Maqbool Shah from Srinagar (jailed for 14 years), Syed Wasif Haider from Kanpur (in jail for 8 years).

             

            The text of the letter written to the President of India is enclosed.

             

             

             

            (Hari Singh Kang)

            For CPI(M) Central Committee office


            Following is the Text of the Letter Addressed to the President                                     

             

                                    November 17, 2012

             

            The President of India

            Rashtrapati Bhawan

            New Delhi

             

            Dear Rashtrapati ji,

             

            I write to draw your attention to the grave miscarriage of justice to scores of Muslim youth who were and are being wrongly arrested and charged in cases related to terror attacks in different parts of the country. In some cases these young men have been incarcerated for ten to fourteen years as undertrials and then finally acquitted by the courts as being innocent. Several reliable groups of concerned citizens and organizations who have collected the details of these cases, have revealed how the court judgements themselves have strongly indicted the investigation agencies for the biased mentality against the Muslim youth and in several cases the manipulation and presentation of concocted evidence against innocent young men. It would appear that the investigation agencies are more driven by the requirement to show “results” in their investigation rather than to ensure that it is the actual culprits who are caught. 

             

            Muslim youth are the most vulnerable targets today. The draconian provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act are used to deny the normal processes of justice, while there is no time bound procedure for the judicial processes. There is a growing feeling of fear and apprehension on the one hand and anger on the other that innocents are being implicated. Young lives have been destroyed, families stricken, forced into social isolation, driven into debt to pay the huge expenditures in legal fees—the terrible conditions caused by State led injustice.

             

            As an illustration, the cases of the four young men Md. Aamir from Delhi, Syed Maqbool from Srinagar, Wasif Haider and Mumtaz Ahmed from Uttar Pradesh are presented before you. They were arrested arbitrarily when they were just eighteen or nineteen years of age, implicated in dozens of cases, incarcerated for over ten years and each one of them was, as held by the courts, innocent. They are today without jobs, considered unemployable, with dark and uncertain futures.

             

             

             

            While no quarter can be given to any individual or group which is responsible for dastardly terror attacks, the arrest of innocent Muslim youth has reached serious dimensions which requires immediate attention. It is a blot on the principles of secular democracy. At the same time, the arrest of innocent people means that the actual culprits go free. There are three aspects, which require to be looked at:

             

            1. Compensation to and rehabilitation of the innocents. While in some cases, with the intervention of the Minority Rights Commission and other agencies, some monetary compensation may have been given in a few cases, by and large most of the victims of State  injustice are in a terrible condition. It is essential to ensure justice by providing compensation as well as the means towards a livelihood through provision of employment or any other avenue suggested by the victim.

             

            2. The provision of Special Courts with  time bound procedures is essential so as to end the sometimes deliberate prolonging of the cases. All such cases should be settled in a year.

             

            3. In cases where the Court has held that evidence has been concocted or misrepresented by the investigating agencies to implicate innocents, action must be taken against those responsible. This will act as a deterrent in the deliberate implication of innocents.

             

            We believe also that the draconian provisions in the UAPA must be reconsidered. At the time of the passage of the Bill in Parliament the CPI(M) had warned of the consequences of keeping such provisions on the Statute book akin to TADA and POTA. Experience has shown the legitimacy of the apprehensions expressed at that time.

             

            We request you to take up these issues urgently with the Government of India. We also enclose relevant information and documents with further details.

             

            With regards,

            Yours sincerely,

             

            Sd/-

            Prakash Karat

            (General Secretary)


            Annexure

             

            Examples of some of the cases of acquittal and discharge of youth wrongfully charged and incarcerated

             

            01 – Mohd Marouf Qaamar (Delhi), ….     Acquitted on 11.11.2008, Tis Hazari Court Delhi

             

            02 – Tariq Ahmad Dar (Kashmir),           Discharge 2006    Case of Tis Hazari Court, Delhi

             

            03 – Tasleem (Muradabad – UP),           Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari Court No. 19, Delhi Case

             

            04 – Najeem (Muradabad – UP)             Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari  Court No. 19, Delhi Case

             

            05 – Shamim Akhtar (Kolkata),                      Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari Court No. 19, Delhi Case

             

            06 – Syed Maqbool Shah (Kashmir)                Acquitted on 08.04.2010, Patiala House Court, New Delhi Case

             

            07 – Mohd Aamir Khan (Delhi)                       Acquitted  - 17 Cases (Delhi & NCR), Release on: 09.01.2012

             

            08 – Haroon Rashid (Bihar),                  Acquitted on Jan – 2010, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

             

            09 – Dilawar Khan (Orissa),                  Acquit on Jan – 2010, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

             

            10 – Salman Khurshid Kori (Manipur)              Acquitted on 14.12.2011, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

             

            11 – Syed Mubarak (Sitapuri – UP)         Acquitted ………….Case of Bareli Dist Court – UP

             

            12 – Abdul Mubeen (Sidhard Nagar)               Acquitted ……………Case of Agra Dist Court – UP

             

            13 – Ghulam Mohd (Kanpur),                 Acquitted on 12.08.2009, Case of Kanpur City – UP

             

            14 – Sajjad-ul-Thman, (Kishtuwar)         Discharge on 14.04.2011, Case of Lucknow – UP.

             

            15 – Mumtaz Ahmad (Sopur)                 Acquitted on 06.08.2003 Case of GRP – Kanpur, UP.

             

            16 – Faheem Ansari (Maharashtra)         Acquitted case of Mumbai, 26.11.2008, Session Court & Supreme Court

             

            17 – Saba uddin (UP),                          Acquitted Case of Mumbai, 26.11.2008, Session Court to Supreme Court!

             

            18 – Jogeshvari Rly st Case,                 2 Persons Acquitted Mumbai Maharashtra Case

             

            19 – Tilak Nagar Rly st Case,                        2 Persons discharge & 2 Acquitted.  Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

             

            20 – Ghaat – Kopar 2003 Case                      9 Persons Acquitted, Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

             

            21 – Gateway of India Case,                 2 Persons Acquitted, Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

             

            22 – Rehmana Farooqui                                Acquitted by Delhi High Court in 2007 in 2000 Red Fort Case.

             

             




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          • Subhashini Ali
            thanks.  do you have any information on any victims of injustice?? let me know. subhashini subhashini ali ... From: ashok.chowdhury@gmail.com
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              thanks.  do you have any information on any victims of injustice?? let me know. subhashini

              subhashini ali

              --- On Wed, 11/21/12, ashok.chowdhury@... <ashok.chowdhury@...> wrote:

              From: ashok.chowdhury@... <ashok.chowdhury@...>
              Subject: Re: [Arkitect India] Fwd: CPI(M) Delegation Meets President Pranab Mukherjee -- targetting & Persecution of Muslim youth
              To: arkitectindia@yahoogroups.com
              Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 3:45 PM

               

              Dear Com Subhasini,

                                             
              This is a very important and appropriate intervention from the left forces.It should be continued vigorously by all left and secular forces to create at least some hope to save the democracy.Red Salute all the comrades for taking the initiative.
              Comradely,
              Ashok











              On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM, subhashini ali <subhashiniali@...> wrote:
               

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              From: "Communist Party of India (Marxist)" <cc@...>
              Date: Nov 17, 2012 1:17 PM
              Subject: CPI(M) Delegation Meets President Pranab Mukherjee -- targetting & Persecution of Muslim youth
              To: "marxistindia" <marxistindia@...>

              November 17, 2012

               

              Press Release

               

               

              Prakash Karat, General Secretary of the CPI(M) led a delegation to meet President Shri Pranab Mukherjee regarding targeting and persecution of scores of Muslim youth in terrorism related cases.  The memorandum submitted to the President has demanded that:

               

              1.      Compensation and rehabilitation for the innocent persons implicated in such cases.

              2.      Provision of Special Courts with time bound procedures to settle cases within a year.

              3.      In cases where the court has held that evidence has been concocted or misrepresented by the investigating agencies to implicate innocents, action must be taken against those responsible.

              4.      The draconian provisions in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act must be reconsidered and removed.

               

              The other members in the delegation were Subhashini Ali, member of the Central Committee of CPI(M), Mohd. Yusuf Tarigami, MLA, Jammu & Kashmir and member of the Central Committee of CPI(M), Sehba Farooqui, member of the Delhi state committee of CPI(M) and three young men who were jailed for long periods and then acquitted by the courts.  They are Mohammed Aamir from Delhi (in jail for 14 years), Maqbool Shah from Srinagar (jailed for 14 years), Syed Wasif Haider from Kanpur (in jail for 8 years).

               

              The text of the letter written to the President of India is enclosed.

               

               

               

              (Hari Singh Kang)

              For CPI(M) Central Committee office


              Following is the Text of the Letter Addressed to the President                                     

               

                                      November 17, 2012

               

              The President of India

              Rashtrapati Bhawan

              New Delhi

               

              Dear Rashtrapati ji,

               

              I write to draw your attention to the grave miscarriage of justice to scores of Muslim youth who were and are being wrongly arrested and charged in cases related to terror attacks in different parts of the country. In some cases these young men have been incarcerated for ten to fourteen years as undertrials and then finally acquitted by the courts as being innocent. Several reliable groups of concerned citizens and organizations who have collected the details of these cases, have revealed how the court judgements themselves have strongly indicted the investigation agencies for the biased mentality against the Muslim youth and in several cases the manipulation and presentation of concocted evidence against innocent young men. It would appear that the investigation agencies are more driven by the requirement to show “results” in their investigation rather than to ensure that it is the actual culprits who are caught. 

               

              Muslim youth are the most vulnerable targets today. The draconian provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act are used to deny the normal processes of justice, while there is no time bound procedure for the judicial processes. There is a growing feeling of fear and apprehension on the one hand and anger on the other that innocents are being implicated. Young lives have been destroyed, families stricken, forced into social isolation, driven into debt to pay the huge expenditures in legal fees—the terrible conditions caused by State led injustice.

               

              As an illustration, the cases of the four young men Md. Aamir from Delhi, Syed Maqbool from Srinagar, Wasif Haider and Mumtaz Ahmed from Uttar Pradesh are presented before you. They were arrested arbitrarily when they were just eighteen or nineteen years of age, implicated in dozens of cases, incarcerated for over ten years and each one of them was, as held by the courts, innocent. They are today without jobs, considered unemployable, with dark and uncertain futures.

               

               

               

              While no quarter can be given to any individual or group which is responsible for dastardly terror attacks, the arrest of innocent Muslim youth has reached serious dimensions which requires immediate attention. It is a blot on the principles of secular democracy. At the same time, the arrest of innocent people means that the actual culprits go free. There are three aspects, which require to be looked at:

               

              1. Compensation to and rehabilitation of the innocents. While in some cases, with the intervention of the Minority Rights Commission and other agencies, some monetary compensation may have been given in a few cases, by and large most of the victims of State  injustice are in a terrible condition. It is essential to ensure justice by providing compensation as well as the means towards a livelihood through provision of employment or any other avenue suggested by the victim.

               

              2. The provision of Special Courts with  time bound procedures is essential so as to end the sometimes deliberate prolonging of the cases. All such cases should be settled in a year.

               

              3. In cases where the Court has held that evidence has been concocted or misrepresented by the investigating agencies to implicate innocents, action must be taken against those responsible. This will act as a deterrent in the deliberate implication of innocents.

               

              We believe also that the draconian provisions in the UAPA must be reconsidered. At the time of the passage of the Bill in Parliament the CPI(M) had warned of the consequences of keeping such provisions on the Statute book akin to TADA and POTA. Experience has shown the legitimacy of the apprehensions expressed at that time.

               

              We request you to take up these issues urgently with the Government of India. We also enclose relevant information and documents with further details.

               

              With regards,

              Yours sincerely,

               

              Sd/-

              Prakash Karat

              (General Secretary)


              Annexure

               

              Examples of some of the cases of acquittal and discharge of youth wrongfully charged and incarcerated

               

              01 – Mohd Marouf Qaamar (Delhi), ….     Acquitted on 11.11.2008, Tis Hazari Court Delhi

               

              02 – Tariq Ahmad Dar (Kashmir),           Discharge 2006    Case of Tis Hazari Court, Delhi

               

              03 – Tasleem (Muradabad – UP),           Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari Court No. 19, Delhi Case

               

              04 – Najeem (Muradabad – UP)             Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari  Court No. 19, Delhi Case

               

              05 – Shamim Akhtar (Kolkata),                      Discharge – Release on 1998, Tis Hazari Court No. 19, Delhi Case

               

              06 – Syed Maqbool Shah (Kashmir)                Acquitted on 08.04.2010, Patiala House Court, New Delhi Case

               

              07 – Mohd Aamir Khan (Delhi)                       Acquitted  - 17 Cases (Delhi & NCR), Release on: 09.01.2012

               

              08 – Haroon Rashid (Bihar),                  Acquitted on Jan – 2010, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

               

              09 – Dilawar Khan (Orissa),                  Acquit on Jan – 2010, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

               

              10 – Salman Khurshid Kori (Manipur)              Acquitted on 14.12.2011, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Case

               

              11 – Syed Mubarak (Sitapuri – UP)         Acquitted ………….Case of Bareli Dist Court – UP

               

              12 – Abdul Mubeen (Sidhard Nagar)               Acquitted ……………Case of Agra Dist Court – UP

               

              13 – Ghulam Mohd (Kanpur),                 Acquitted on 12.08.2009, Case of Kanpur City – UP

               

              14 – Sajjad-ul-Thman, (Kishtuwar)         Discharge on 14.04.2011, Case of Lucknow – UP.

               

              15 – Mumtaz Ahmad (Sopur)                 Acquitted on 06.08.2003 Case of GRP – Kanpur, UP.

               

              16 – Faheem Ansari (Maharashtra)         Acquitted case of Mumbai, 26.11.2008, Session Court & Supreme Court

               

              17 – Saba uddin (UP),                          Acquitted Case of Mumbai, 26.11.2008, Session Court to Supreme Court!

               

              18 – Jogeshvari Rly st Case,                 2 Persons Acquitted Mumbai Maharashtra Case

               

              19 – Tilak Nagar Rly st Case,                        2 Persons discharge & 2 Acquitted.  Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

               

              20 – Ghaat – Kopar 2003 Case                      9 Persons Acquitted, Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

               

              21 – Gateway of India Case,                 2 Persons Acquitted, Case of Mumbai, Maharashtra

               

              22 – Rehmana Farooqui                                Acquitted by Delhi High Court in 2007 in 2000 Red Fort Case.

               

               




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              Uttar Pradesh, India
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