Saturday, February 11th, 2012
Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – http://www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguard India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has expressed its pleasure at the recent Gujarat High Court’s ruling that criticized Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s inaction in stopping the anti-Muslim pogrom of 2002, and its order for restoration of damaged Muslim religious places.
“It is very gratifying that the Gujarat High Court has reminded Mr. Modi, of the Government’s responsibility to protect all places of worship,” said Shaheen Khateeb, president, IAMC.
As part of its ruling, the High Court severely criticized the intelligence failures, and the Government’s inaction, that allowed the anarchy, and violence against the minority Muslim community to continue unabated for several days.
“We now hope that the honorable Court’s orders are implemented swiftly, and the approximately 600 damaged Muslim religious structures are rebuilt/ restored by the Government without any further delay,” said Khateeb.
Indian American Muslim Council is the largest advocacy organization of Indian Muslims in the United States with 10 chapters across the nation.
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