The CLMC asked the Prime Minister to order a high-level enquiry into the arrests and to ensure release of all youth detained illegally.

The Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee (CLMC) condemned the recent arrest of Muslim youths from different parts of India and dubbed it as a ‘greater conspiracy’ against the community.

It sought the Prime Minister’s intervention to stop targeting of innocent Muslims by the police.

The CLMC asked the Prime Minister to order a high-level enquiry into the arrests and to ensure release of all youth detained illegally.

In a statement here on Sunday, Lateef Mohammed Khan, general secretary, CLMC, said the arrests were the result of nexus between ‘anti Muslim’ police groups of Hyderabad and Bangalore working with the support of Hindutva outfits.

‘Intentional’

The main intention was to divert the attention of people from the court verdict against the criminals of Gujarat genocide and the violence against Muslims in Assam.

The police arrested the youths in illegal manner, detained and tortured them and then declared them arrested, Mr. Khan alleged.

He said the ‘notorious’ city police officers who were involved in arresting Muslim youths in the name of Mecca Masjid blast investigation were in forefront this time too.

The arrests were part of greater conspiracy included in Hindutva agenda to target the educated Muslim youths who are in good professions.

Those arrested belonged to journalism, medicine, science and technology fields as well as students.

By this way, Muslims would be looked with suspicion in these fields and denied job opportunities in future, Mr. Khan said.

Police ridiculed

Ridiculing the police claim, he said computer, laptop, cell phone, hard disk ‘recovered’ were essential things and not dangerous weapons.

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