All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi and delegation of Muslim religious scholars met Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan at the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday.The meet was to convey the despair over the verdict of the Macca Masjid blast case. Coming out of the Raj Bhavan after the meet, Mr Asaduddin Owaisi said, “We met the Governor to not only convey our sense of despair and sadness to the Centre but also requested to appeal for a re-trial or appeal in the higher courts of law against this verdict that let the terrorists go free.”
He added that the whole prosecution was compromised and was conducted by an inexperienced lawyer who had never conducted murder trial before. It’s a proof that NIA was acting at the behest of the BJP government. Five persons, including Swami Aseemanand, who were charged by the National Investigation Agency were acquitted in the case.
Mr Asaduddin Owaisi also expressed dismay over the acquittal of all the accused in the Vatoli case in Adilabad where six members of a family were burned to death in 2008. “We also asked the Governor to take up the case to the government,” he said.
Recalling the police firing after the Macca Masjid bomb blast resulting in the killing of five persons, Mr Asaduddin Owaisi said the government had constituted the Justice (retd) Bhaskar Rao Commission to probe the police firing. “It has been almost eight years. The commission submitted its report but till date, neither the report has been made public nor has it been tabled in the Assembly. We urged the Governor to ensure the report is made public,” he said.
The Hyderabad MP staged a stir in the public meeting when he said that all those involved in terror attacks these days were ‘illegitimate’ children of Nathuram Godse.
“Terrorism has become a new religion itself. All those who carried out bomb blasts in Macca Masjid, Ajmer Shareef and Samjhauta express are illegitimate children of Nathuram Godse,” Mr Asaduddin Owaisi said.