Muslim peace rally against 26/11 attack, seeks stern action
Mumbai | Sunday, Dec 7 2008 IST
Muslim organisations today took out a peace rally to condemn the worst-ever terror attack in the metropolis on November 26, and demanded stern action against the terrorist groups, said to be operating from Pakistan.
The march started from the one of the first terror targets, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and culminated at the besieged Oberoi-Trident Hotel in south Mumbai.
Members of Jamaitul Ulmah Hind, Raza Academy, Communalism Combat, Khoja Shia Asna Ashri Jamat and various other Muslim organisations urged the government to stop all negotiations with the Pakistan government till it hands over those responsible for the terror strike.
''We request the government to stop all peace talks with Pakistan, which is providing shelter to those involved in the killing of innocent people in India,'' Hafiz Nadeem secretary of state Jamiatul Ulma Hind said. Noted Lyricist Javed Akhtar called for national unity against the divisive forces from within and outside the country. Social activist Javed Anand said the US was following double-standards in dealing with the terror menace and that they should take ''post 9/11 like action'' against Pakistan to wipe out terrorism from the region.
Children and women also participated in the rally and paid homage to the citizens, including security personnel, who lost their lives in the attack. Meanwhile, the organisations also asked the Imams of mosques to condemn the Mumbai terror attacks in their Eid sermons on December 9 and appealed to the community members to wear black bands on the occasion.
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