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New Delhi: Prominent Muslim body Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on Thursday demanded a fair and high-level investigation into the Maharashtra train killings and Haryana’s Nuh violence.
Jamiat chief Maulana Arshad Madani, in a statement, expressed his deep sorrow over the incidents.
Madani alleged the violence in Nuh was a “planned conspiracy” and claimed there are political motives behind what is happening in Nuh.
“Religious extremism is being fuelled by hatred to win the 2024 parliamentary elections,” he alleged.
Madani demanded that those found guilty be punished without discrimination.
“Undoubtedly, the situation in the country is disappointing and dangerous due to sectarianism and hatred prevailing on the basis of religion, but we do not need to despair because the hopeful thing is that despite all the intrigues, the majority of the country is against communalism,” he said.
Communal violence erupted in Nuh on Monday after a mob tried to stop a Vishva Hindu Parishad procession. The violence has spread to Gurugram over the past two days.
Six people, including two home guards and a Muslim cleric, have died so far in the violence, 116 people have been arrested and 90 detained, according to the Haryana government.
RPF Constable Chetan Singh (33) allegedly gunned down his senior colleague Tika Ram Meena and three Muslim passengers aboard a moving train near Palghar railway station on the outskirts of Mumbai on Monday with his automatic weapon. He was arrested later.
With inputs from PTI