Protest organized against Telanagana Custodial Deaths
AMU Studentsâ€™ Union strongly condemns the custodial murder of five young Muslim prisoners by police in Telangana. AMUSU believes that it was a cold blooded murder and police is presenting a concocted version of the story. This fake encounter was staged by the police for vengeance and the police personnel involved must be booked for murder and dealt by law.
AMUSU President Abdullah Azzam, while addressing the protest procession, said that â€œâ€¦ such encounters have been happening for a long time and unfortunately they will keep on increasing as the fascist forces in this country consolidate their power in the name of development.â€
AMUSU finds it a pre-planned act meant to kill the handcuffed Muslim prisoners for medals and promotions. Such acts are part of a larger conspiracy to corner Muslim youth and are part of the politics of terror being perpetrated to further marginalize the Muslims in India. It is part of the continued practice of police to eliminate prisoners when there are no grounds to convict them by due legal procedure. Such killings have happened in the past and Government has failed to put an end to these custodial killings. We also condemn the mysterious killing of 20 tribals in Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh and call for a high level judicial probe in the matter.
AMUSU demands a high level time bound judicial enquiry so that the culprits face the law at the earliest. AMUSU sympathizes with the families of the victims and prays for their peace. AMUSU strongly rejects the custodial killings, no matter be under torture or staged-type, as they stand against the accepted norms of law and democratic spirit of the nation. We believe that if Govtâ€™s fail to curb such type of killings, it would only deteriorate law and order conditions in the country.