Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Terming the Indian Mujahideen, which has claimed
responsibility for the serial blasts in Ahmedabad and New Delhi, as
fictitious, several Muslim organisations and clerics have demanded
investigations into the possible role of the Hindu right wing in the
terror attacks.In a statement issued here Wednesday evening, 21 Muslim
organisations challenged Indian Mujahideen leaders to come out in the
open and prove their actions.
“We hereby challenge the so-called IM to come out in the open and
prove that they are representatives and spokesmen for the Ummah, and
justify their actions point by point, or else it will be eventually
surmised that they are non-persons and nothing but a figment of the
Sangh Parivar’s unscrupulous imagination, brought into the collective
psyche of all Indians by the grand alliance of Mossad and their
protagonists in the country,” the statement said.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and organisations ideologically
affiliated with it are collectively known as the Sangh Parivar.
Justifying the contention, Sarfaraz Arzoo, member of the All India
Milli Council and prominent Urdu media personality, said: “We have to
look into the issue as to who gains political mileage out of it (the
blasts). Definitely, it is the Sangh Parivar which is getting mileage
and hence the needle of suspicion points towards Sangh Parivar.”
Muslim cleric Maulana Hafiz Syed Athar Ali argued that there is
nothing like the Indian Mujahideen. He said that the Muslims were
blamed earlier for terror attacks in the name of the banned Students
Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and now a new name has come up.
“Our religious sentiments are being hurt. Examine the role of others,
the saffron organisations, the Mossad and the CIA,” said Ali,
president of All India Ulemas Council.
He added that soon after the July 26 Ahmedabad serial blasts, US
national Kenneth Haywood came under the scanner, but his passport was
not impounded. He managed to go to the US despite a look-out notice
against him and “he returned after destroying evidence,” Ali added.
Minutes before the Ahmedabad blasts, a threat mail had been sent to
media organisations in the name of the Indian Mujahideen. it was soon
found that the mail was sent using Haywood’s Wi-Fi internet
The joint statement added that the serial blasts have resulted in
“progressive polarization” of Indian society and hastened the speed of
marginalisation of the Muslim community which eventually will result
in rich dividends for the Sangh Parivar, the “sole beneficiaries”.
“This is something they (Sangh Parivar) have always dreamt of but
never successfully achieved. With Indian Mujahideen in their kitty,
their tough job is getting easier by the day,” according to the
“The Muslims in India cannot continue to be silent spectators and are
ready to play a historic role in the rejuvenation and revitalization
of Indian ethos. The recent flow of events cannot succeed in forcing
us to abdicate our responsibilities,” it said.