Muslims protest against linking religion with terrorism

August 1st, 2008 - 11:16 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, August 1 (ANI): Muslims protested at Jama Masjid here today against religion being linked with terrorism in the wake of the serial bomb blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad.

The protesters shouted slogans and burnt the crackers tied to an effigy to mark their fight against terrorism.

They registered their dissent stating that it was only Muslims who were exclusively seen as terror suspects. They added that no particular religion should be linked to terrorism and that action should be taken against those guilty irrespective of their religion.

Those who are promoting terrorism are part of the ruling parties. We want that only Muslims and ”Indian Mujahideen” should not be targeted. Justice should be done, said Jamim anjum Delvi, a protester.

A series of sophisticated and coordinated bombings in Bangalore and Ahmedabad that took place recently have sent shock waves throughout the country. The bombings together claimed more than 45 lives.

A group called the “Indian Mujahideen” said it carried out the Ahmedabad attack. Writing in an e-mail sent five minutes before the first blast the outfit it said that the bombing were in revenge for a 2002 massacre in Gujarat of around 2,500 people, mainly Muslims, by Hindu mobs. (ANI)

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