Saturday, May 15, 2010
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
End Communal Profiling
The illegal detention and arrest of Maulana Nurul Huda is a reminder of the deep-tooted prejudice that exists in sections of the law enforcement agencies against Muslims. It was bad enough that he was off loaded from the Emirates flight on the basis of a trivial complaint but for the Delhi Police to register a case against him and to have sent him to Tihar Jail is condemnable and unacceptable. Clearly while caution and alertness is required from all official agencies against any terrorist threats, the kind of community profiling which is reflected in this case puts a question mark on the credibility of law enforcement agencies.
It is necessary for the Home Ministry to send a stern message against such community profiling.
The case against Nurul Huda must be withdrawn forthwith. The CPI(M) also demands that he be fully compensated for the losses he suffered as a result of wrongful detainment.