Popular Front condemns the irresponsible statement of the Home Minister Mr. P Chidambaram

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
Popular front of India strongly condemns the irresponsible statement of the Home Minister Mr. P Chidambaram where he equated Jihad with terrorism. Such a statement by the Home Minister shows his ignorance about Islam. This outrageous comparison of the two has hurt the feelings of millions of Muslims in India to the core.

The UPA government which came to power with the support of Muslims has again betrayed them with policy of double-standards. A few months back he had praised Islam in high terms while addressing the gathering of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind in Deoband and said that terrorism has been wrongly attached with Islam which preaches peace. However, now addressing police and intelligence officials last week he has equated Jihad with terrorism.

On one side the UPA government has betrayed the Muslims by not showing the political will to punish the culprits of Babri Masjid and on the other side continued the harassment of Muslim youth in the name of terrorism. Its high time that the UPA government should understand that repeatedly ridiculing the Muslim community will only result in exposing its double-facet politics and it will not be accepted by the Muslim masses.

Popular Front of India demands that the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram should clarify his position forthwith and immediately tender a public apology to Muslims for having hurt their feelings by reportedly equating Jihad with terrorism.

Thanking You,



General Secretary,

Popular Front of India

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