Mangalore, September 19: A seminar was given on ‘Politics of Terror: Myths and Reality’ in Shanthi Nilaya hall here on Thursday, September 18th under the organization of Youth wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Dakshina Kannada.
Well-known political analyst, journalist and senior writer Ajit Sahi addressed the mass and said, “Terrorism is a big issue which threatens the country at present. The issue of terrorism itself has caused great terror to many Muslims living in the country. The lives of many Indian Muslims have been ruined after being falsely accused of terrorism. There is no state in the country which denies these facts. There are hundreds of cases where Muslims have been found to be falsely accused”.
He further stated, “Political and media prejudice towards Muslims, Dalits and tribes of India has made their life miserable. Greed for political power has led the country to be divided based on religion. Internal security is a trillion dollar industry. In the name of internal security, weapons and warfare instruments are bought. Just to meet individual greed and self interest, many create tensions within the country. All the funds go into the pockets of politicians. If all start living together in peace, they cannot loot the people”
He also complained that the police force produce false evidences to facilitate ban on organizations like SIMI, “When I started to investigate the matter I found that every year the same evidences were being produced. It was all a planned conspiracy. All the terrorist organizations of the world like ISIS, Boko Haram and others have political agenda. So far there has been no clue of the political agenda of SIMI and Indian Mujahedeen. When the government heard the name ‘Indian Mujahedeen’, it wanted to ban the organization but could not find its location. Nobody knew who the members were and where the office was,” he added.
He also blamed the system for the rise of extremist groups like Naxalites and terrorists and said that our system itself is a terrorist. “Police have killed many innocents in the name of Naxalism in forest areas. The greed for money and power has caused tensions in the country. The money spent on the security of the country is higher than our imaginination and at the same time people in the country are unable to get clean drinking water. India is the second largest populated country in the world and has the highest count of visually impared people in the world. India has extremely malnourished children below the age of five. Where are we heading – we are so busy fighting that we have forgotten who makes us fight”, he added.
He said, “The lives of many Indians have been ruined and their youth snatched away in the name of terrorism. The solution for this problem is not with the judiciary. Political campaigning is the solution. People have to come out and voice their opinion. They can arrest hundreds but cannot arrest 10,000 people. Violence is not the remedy. Every Indian must fight against corruption. We have to organize meetings to spread awareness amidst people”.
Karnataka zone president of Students Islamic Organisation Thouseef Ahmed from Madikeri delivered the introductory speech. The programme began with qiraath by Abdul Lathif Alia.
In this gathering, Irshad Ahamd Desai, APCR, Mohammad Kunhi, Shanthi Prakashan, Abdul Salam U- regional director of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and others were present.