SIMI has terror links with Pakistan: Muslim body

August 8th, 2008 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The All India Minority Front Friday said it had evidence that the outlawed Students Islamic of Movement of India (SIMI) had links with terror outfits in Pakistan. “We have evidence of SIMI’s links with Pakistani terror outfits and are ready to provide it to the central government provided we are assured security,” Front national president S.M. Asif told reporters here.

“We have spoken to various Muslim people who have proof in this regard but they fear for their lives,” Asif said.

“We want SIMI should be banned and punished. The minorities in the country are opposed to all sorts of militancy. Even then Muslims suffer whenever there is any terror attack in the country,” Asif said.

Attacking Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav for demanding that the ban on SIMI be lifted, Asif said: “They are supporting the outfit only for political gains.”

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