Thorough the efforts of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, bail granted to 24 more people
Our legal struggle will continue for justice to all innocent people: Maulana Arshad Madani

New Delhi, Dec 20, 2020: Thorough the efforts of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, bail petitions of Muslims accused in Delhi riots, continue to be approved. Today, 24 more people have been granted bail through the efforts of the lawyers of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind. It is noteworthy that the lower court and Delhi High Court have granted bail to a total of 30 accused so far, and the process of release of Muslim youth from jail has also begun. One accused has been released from jail yesterday.

Justice Shrish Ket of Delhi High Court has granted conditional bail to accused Rehan Pardhan, Arshad Qayyum, Irshad Ahmed, Muhammad Rehan, Reyast Ali, Shah Alam, Rashid Saifi and Zubair Ahmed while accused Zubair Ahmed has been released from jail.

Bail has been granted for all these accused in FIR No. 117/2020, 80/2020, 120/2020, 119/2020. Earlier, the bail of accused Reyast Ali, Shah Alam, Rashid Saifi, Arshad Qayyum, Mohammad Shadab, Mohammad Abid and other accused was granted by Karkarduma Sessions Court Judge Vinod Kumar Yadav. 

Delhi High Court and the lower court ordered the accused to be released on bail on furnishing a personal bond in the sum of Rs.25,000, though the public prosecutor vehemently opposed the release of the accused on bail, and told the court that releasing the accused on bail could disrupt the peace. But the court agreed with the arguments of the defence lawyers and granted bail to the accused.

Advocate Zaheer-ud-Din Babar Chauhan and his assistant Advocate Dinesh appeared for the accused on behalf of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind.

Maulana Arshad Madani, President Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, has welcomed the release on bail of 24 more people who were forcibly taken by the police in the Delhi riots. He also said that the release on bail is not merely the intention of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind but it is an attempt to bring justice to the innocent people who have been arrested in the riots on false charges. He said that the team of lawyers of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind is working on this point and their release on bail is the first success of the lawyers but our legal struggle will continue until such people are given complete justice.
Maulana Madani also said that reports of some newspapers and human rights group like Amnesty International have uncovered the true story of the Delhi riots. The truth has come out to the world that in the name of investigation and action, the real culprits have been saved by the police, and the innocent people who did nothing in the riots have been arrested. Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind could not remain silent on this blatant injustice, so it decided to provide free legal aid to the victims and formed a regular panel of experienced professionals. 

He further said that Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, for the last seventy years has been demanding for a strict law against violence, atrocities and riots based on religion in which the district administration should be held accountable.
Maulana Madani said that there is no doubt that Delhi riots were planned and communal forces were working behind it, but it was unfortunate that the investigation file was almost closed by arresting innocent people. The characters who have been constantly exposed in this riot are still free and poisoning the society, but no need is felt to expose them and bring them to the court of justice.

Fazlur Rahman Qasmi
Press Secretary,
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, India