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TDN World Desk: Muslim body Jamaat-e-Islami Hind decided to file a habeas corpus plea to Delhi High Court over the Delhi-riot.

On Wednesday, Jamaat issued a press statement criticizing the Delhi Police for its high handedness while dealing with the victims of the North East Delhi riots.

Through the press release, Jamaat’s Community Affairs Secretary Malik Mohtasim Khan said, “it is very shocking that the Delhi police is harassing the victims while the culprits remain scot-free.”

Jmaat alleged that The high handedness has created a fear psychosis among the victims of the riots and they are reluctant to file FIRs and come forward and press charges against those who perpetrated wanton acts of violence. “A case in point is the arrest of the owner of a private school, which was
torched during the riots. The school has also been sealed by the police causing unnecessary trouble to students and parents in the exam season. The trustees of mosques, that were vandalized and burnt, are being pursued by the police as if they are the real offenders,” the statement reads.

“We will be going to Delhi High Court to file a habeas corpus plea as there are many persons who have been detained or arrested that had no role in the riots and violence,” said Jamaat’s National Secretary.

Jamaat also states that it is working with like-minded human-rights organization like APCR on the legal front – to lodge FIRs, to help victims fill out the compensation forms, to initiate bail applications and recording testimonies of victims.