ALL INDIA MUSLIM MAJLIS-E-MUSHAWARAT
[Umbrella body of the Indian Muslim Organizations]
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23 February 2011
Special Court in the Godhra Trial Case has Acquitted 63 Accused and Convicted 31.
AIMMM is Convinced that there was a Conspiracy by the VHP to Find Excuse for Gujarat Genocide already Planned.
AIMMM Urges those Convicted to Challenge Judgment & Bring out all Facts Omitted by the Court.
New Delhi, 23 February 2011, Mr. Syed Shahabuddin, President of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, has issued the following statement;
The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat has noted the judgment of the Special Court on the Godhra Train Burning case, which has acquitted 63 accused and convicted 31. While the AIMMM welcomes the acquittals, particularly that of Maulvi Hussain Ibrahim Umarji, a recognized leader of the Muslim Community in Godhra & felicitates them, it urges those convicted to appeal to the High Court against their conviction, because many of them who were not even in Godhra on the date were falsely implicated by the Gujarat police and many confessions were obtained by torture.
The AIMMM notes serious omissions by the Special Court of not taking notice of CM Narendra Modiís immediate dash to Godhra and his instruction to the district authorities to transfer the dead bodies to Ahmedabad forthwith, where they were paraded to incite communal passions and to launch the infamous Gujarat Genocide, while the fact is that the CM did not visit even the localities in Ahmedabad itself which were scenes of large scale killing & destruction.
The Special Court has also taken no notice of the CMís direction to the state level civil and police administration on 26 February 2002 evening to permit free hand to the Hindus seeking revenge for the Godhra killing.
The AIMMM feels that the appeals should revisit the question whether there was a conspiracy behind the tragedy of Godhra. It is convinced that there was a conspiracy but not by the Muslims of Godhra but by the VHP and its associates to put into effect their plan for massive attacks on the Muslims of Gujarat and thus to find an excuse for the Genocide.