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Abu Azmi flays state government`s `anti-minority` policy

Last Updated: Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 20:56

Jalna: Maharashtra Samajwadi Party unit chief Abu Azmi said that terrorists should be hanged if they are guilty, but innocent people should not be harassed and arrested by the police.

Azmi said he did not know what the truth about the recent arrest of Abu Jundal in connection of Mumbai terrorist attack really is, adding that the truth may come out.

He was speaking at a programme organized by his newly formed non-political organisation Majlis-e-Shoora at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar hall here on Sunday.
Azmi lashed out the state government for its alleged "anti-minority policy", going on to accuse state minister of minority affairs Arif Naseem for being a Congress sycophant and doing nothing for the minority community.

He also criticised the government for taking action against Muslim Organizations like SIMI without any reason, questioning why the government did not take any action against communal organisations like Abhinav Bharat which spreads hatred among different communities.

Later addressing a media conference, Azmi opposed some clauses of the Communal Violence Bill in the Parliament, alleging that these are against the minority community.

When asked whether his party would ally with secular forces in the 2014 assembly polls, he said his party would choose the lesser evil and hinted that if the Congress is ready, his party may not be reluctant for an alliance.


First Published: Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 20:56

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