Minorities targeted everyday: Saldanha

Addressing the convention of Students Islamic Organisation held at Udupi Board High School ground on Monday, he said that over the last one year, in India atrocities had taken place on Muslims in as many as 874 cases. It is evident that police have been taking action against Muslims without any evidence.

“Any government should work within the constitutional framework. Why is judiciary giving scope for such incidents,” he questioned.

He said that the contribution of the minorities to India is great and invaluable but without understanding this fact, they are being targeted everyday. “Judiciary should act in this regard and uphold justice. If it fails to do so, then that would be the worst thing to happen in a nation,” he said and added that media has a great role to play in such a situation.
Speaking about Special Economic Zone, he said that SEZ is uprooting the farmers from their lands and police and district administration too are working against the farmers. “This attitude will compel the people to resort to violent means for seeking justice,” Justice Saldanha opined.

SIO National President Sohail inaugurated the programme and said that SIO supports the demand for separate state of Telangana because there is a need to provide social justice to the people there but at the sametime dividing the nation on linguistic lines can be dangerous. State Wakf Board President Khalid Ahmed, Convener Mohommad Kunhi, Shabbir Ahmed, Anwar Ali and others were present.

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