Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Prominent Muslim organisations have described the serial bomb blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad as a heinous crime against entire humanity.

The All India Milli Council, Jamaat-Islami Hind and All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat said that no effort should be spared to nab the culprits behind these dastardly crimes. They offered condolences and sympathies to the families of those killed and also the injured.

Call for impartial probe

Demanding a high-level impartial and time-bound investigation, secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami Nusrat Ali cautioned the government and the intelligence agencies against harassing innocent people. “Intelligence agencies should not float certain names without proper investigation. The government must look into the real motives of perpetrators of such crimes,” he said.

He appealed to the people to remain calm and united against forces trying to disrupt communal harmony.

All India Milli Council general secretary M. Manzoor Alam said the quick succession in which the blasts occurred in the two States was stunning. “For quite some time, we have had this haunting feeling that we are not able to stop such violence because we have somehow been avoiding thinking out of the box,” he said.

The timing of the blasts, in the run-up to the general election, posed the question “who stands to gain from such attacks.”

“We hope that investigations will include all probable groups and individuals, than focussing on the usual suspects alone. Only comprehensive and fresh thinking will yield any results in our endeavour to put an end to such violence,” he said.

“Form neutral panel”

All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushwarat president Zafarul Islam Khan urged the government to form a high-power neutral panel of retired judges, human rights activists, top lawyers and journalists to oversee the investigations.