Washington D.C., 03/24/2003. Indian Muslim Council-USA, a Washington based advocacy group working toward safeguarding Indian society’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, condemns the massacre of innocent civilians in Kashmir.
According to news reports, on March 24, 2003, 24 Hindus were killed in the southern town of Shopian by gunmen dressed in Indian army uniforms.
“Such senseless acts of violence cannot serve any purpose” said Dr. Shaik Ubaid, President of IMC-USA. “We stand united with the victims of this tragedy and their families.”
Dr. Ubaid demanded that an impartial commission be set up to investigate this attack, fearing that India’s ruling Hindu ultra-nationalist party, the BJP, would manipulate the investigation for its own political purposes as it has done in the past.
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