Guj, M’nagar riots led youth to terrorism, court told
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.