“Babri demolition, Godhra riots led youths to Qaeda”

"Babri demolition, Godhra riots led youths to Qaeda"
“Babri demolition, Godhra riots led youths to Qaeda”

Indians joining al Qaeda were moved by the 1992 Babri mosque demolition and 2002 Godhra riots and were committed to establish base of terror outfit al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) here, Delhi Police has told a court here.

In its charge sheet filed against 17 accused, Special Cell of Delhi Police said for the purpose of jihad, some of them had gone to Pakistan and had met Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and several other dreaded terrorists.

“While delivering jihadi speeches in various mosques, he (arrested accused Syed Anzar Shah) met Mohd Umar (one of the absconding accused) and they discussed atrocities on Muslims in India, especially Godhra and Babri Masjid issues.

“Umar got impressed with his jihadi ideology and speeches and committed himself to the cause of jihad and expressed the desire to receive arms/ammunition training from Pakistan,” the charge sheet filed before Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh said. It said that Umar was operating from Pakistan.

Police said arrested accused Abdul Rehman had provided safe hideouts in India to Pakistani militants Salim, Mansoor and Sajjad, all members of Jaish-e-Mohammed, who were later killed in a shootout in Uttar Pradesh in 2001.

These three Pakistani militants had come to India to take revenge of Babri Masjid demolition and had planned to attack Ram Mandir in Ayodhya but got killed, the charge sheet claimed.

The police named in its charge sheet 17 accused, 12 of whom are absconding, for allegedly conspiring, recruiting Indian youths and establishing a base of AQIS here.

In its final report, the agency has charged five arrested accused — Mohd Asif, Zafar Masood, Mohd Abdul Rehman, Syed Anzar Shah and Abdul Sami — for alleged offences under the provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

All the 17 accused were listed in the charge sheet for alleged offences under sections 18 (punishment for conspiracy), 18-B (punishment for recruiting of any person for terror act) and 20 (punishment for being member of terror organisation) of the UAPA.

( Source – PTI )

One thought on ““Babri demolition, Godhra riots led youths to Qaeda”

  1. It is illogical to advance such logic for youths going to Al Qaeda etc. We have laws (IPC and others) which stipulate punishments for offences and crimes actually committed by Indian citizens. These laws are allowed to be broken with complete impunity. The Babri demolition ought not to have been allowed by the State and Central Govts. They allowed it. The law of the land ought to have punished expeditiously all those including govt. authorities that let this happen. Even now, this can be done without further obfuscating and obscuring the issue and carrying on criminal waste of time and money of the State. Same thing should apply to all other crimes including Godhra etc. IPC etc. is to be scrupulously followed and not merely to be used as a platform for intellectual platitudes and research in history.

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