TDN World Desk: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JIH) president Maulana Mahmood Madani has slammed the Yogi government for its failure to prevent custodial deaths. Taking note of the custodial death of a Muslim youth Altaf who died in police custody, he sought to form a high-level inquiry team to porobe into the death.

Mehmood Madani, the veteran Muslim cleric also demanded that the kin of the deceased Altaf be given a sum of Rs 50 lakh as compensation. He also demanded to set-up a high-level committee under the supervision of the Apex Court and bring the crew of police responsible for the death of Altaf to book.

Condemning the series of encounters that took place in the state, he said that India has always been a champion of human rights, “if any government fails to uphold it, then there can be no greater failure than this.”

He extended solidrity with the bereaved kins and assured to will render legal assistance to the family to ensure that they get justice.

On Thursday, a delegation of the Jamiat led by Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, visited Kasganj DM Harshita Mathur and SP Rohan Pramod seeking justice for Altaf.