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Gujarat riots led youths to terrorism: Delhi police

By PTI Updated: Oct 21, 2016 10:20 pm

New Delhi, October 21 : The riots in Gujarat and Muzaffarnagar have motivated youths to join terrorism in India, the Delhi Police has told a court here in a charge sheet filed against three alleged Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operatives.

In the charge sheet filed against three suspected JeM members arrested for allegedly planning an attack in the national capital, the Special Cell of the police said Pakistan-based JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar was the main “inspiration” for the accused and other youths in India to join terrorism.
The charge sheet was filed before Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh against the accused — Mohd Sajid, Shakir and Sameer, who are currently in judicial custody.

“He (Sajid) talked to the youths (in a meeting in his house on December 20, 2015) about persecution of Muslims during Gujarat and Muzaffarnagar riots, apart from talking about the conditions of Muslims in Burma. He had said that they should be ready to face Gujarat-like situations in future.

“To indoctrinate these youths, Sajid had asked them to listen to the ‘taqreer’ (speeches) of Maulana Masood Azhar,” the charge sheet said.

Regarding Sajid’s role, it said, “He listened Jihadi speeches of Maulana who spoke about violent Jihad in India in retaliation to the demolition of ‘Babri Masjid’ and about alleged atrocities on Muslims in India and liberation of Kashmir from India.”

“The alleged persecution of Muslims as shown in these videos and emphasised in the speeches of Maulana infused in him the feeling of armed Jihad against India,” it said.

The agency also quoted video clippings recovered from Sajid containing the JeM chief’s inflammatory speeches inciting terror actions in India.

By PTI Updated: Oct 21, 2016 10:20:44 pm