Yesterday, eleven years after a blast at the Makkah Masjid in Hyderabad killed eight persons and injured 58 — five others were shot dead by police during a riot that followed — an NIA court acquitted five main accused, including Swami Aseemanand.
Later in the day, the NIA Special Judge Ravinder Reddy who delivered the verdict, tendered his resignation, citing "personal" reasons.
We are sharing with you the videos of the Anhad's day-long Convention on "Sangh Terror and Failures of
Justice", which was held in New Delhi. (9 August 2016)
At that point, Rohini Salian, the Special Public Prosecutor in the case related to the Malegaon 2008 blasts case was quoted as saying, ‘Since this new govt came, I have been told to go soft on accused (Hindu extremists)”.
We strongly felt that there was a need to bring facts on Sangh Terror to the attention of the society. The open communalisation of investigating agencies constitutes an enormous danger to the rule of law, to secular democracy, but also to the fight against terror. The attempt to shield the guilty should be therefore frontally challenged and combated at legal, social and political levels.
This convention, perhaps the first of this nature, was an attempt to bring forth the truth about these acts of terror and the ideology which is the inspiration for these dastardly acts. The aim was to present the total picture of the phenomenon of terrorism and the political agenda which is the foundation of such acts of terror.
Today our doubts are proving to be true. We believe that subversion of the Criminal Justice System is a direct threat to our democracy.