Muslims participate in peace march against terrorism

December 7th, 2008 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Hundreds of Muslims held a peace march in the capital Sunday to condemn the acts of terror and killing of innocents.Carrying placards that read “Don’t blemish Islam”, the marchers expressed solidarity with the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks in which at least 172 people were killed Nov 26.

“We want to send a strong message to the country that Muslims are united in the fight against terrorism,” said Mufti M. Mukaram Ahmad, a top cleric, as he was leading the peace march at Jantar Mantar.

There were no speeches, slogans or shouting during the march.

“Killing of innocent people is a sin in Islam and those involved in the acts are not Muslims. We strongly condemn such cowardly acts,” said Qari Usman, a senior cleric of Darul Uloom Deoband.

Members of various Muslim organisation — Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, the Mili Council and the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat participated in the march.

Peace marches were also organised in Ahemdabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Faizabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow and Mumbai.

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