Muslims across Mumbai will assemble today in large numbers in front of the Chatarapati Shivaji Train Terminus (CST) to echo their sentiments to condemn all extremist and terrorist activities in the name of Islam. The congregation will also denounce extremist Muslim organisations and leaders who have openly declared themselves as enemies of India.
“We feel that it is important for Muslims to play an important role in condemning terror attacks. There are some organisations and religious leaders doing awful things in the name of Islam like the Indian Mujaheedin, Al Qaeda and Taliban. We want to spread the message that killers of innocents are enemies of Islam,” said Javed Anand, general secretary, Muslims for Secular Democracy.
Taking the lead from Mumbai, Muslims from Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkota, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and other cities will hold similar demonstrations in their respective cities on the same date and time.
The banners and placards will also name the perpetrators of mass murders and mayhem and denounce all such organisations and leaders: Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, Taliban and Mullah Omar, ISI, Lashkar-e-Tayyeba Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Masood Azhar, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, HUJI, Indian Mujahideen and SIMI.
The participants will include men and women, maulanas and muftis. All participants will assemble under the “Muslims Against Terror” banner; no organisation will claim credit for this spontaneous assembly of Mumbai’s Muslims.