TDN World Desk: Condemning the targeted arrest of Moulana Tahir Madni student outfit SIO made demand to release him immediately.

In an attempt to obliterate an anti-CAA-NPR-NRC sit in protest at Azamgarh that began on 4th Feb, police unleashed brutal attack, resorted to lathi charge, fired rubber palates and tear gas shell on wome protestors when they were offering prayer on 5th February. This police violence led to serious injuries to many protestors including the women who has been in Intensive Care Unit till recently. To take stock of the situation, Moulana Tahir Madni rushed to the spot along with some other prominent citizens. Many of them including Moulana Tahir Madni were arrested by the local police and severe charges were registered against them. Around 135 people were also booked under various sections of IPC and around 20 got arrested.

Issuing a press note on Monday SIO condemned the arrest of Moulana Madni and others.A delegation of Janab Malik Mohtasim Khan sahib (Secretary, JIH), Syed Azharuddin (Secretary General, SIO of India) along with other leaders visited Moulana Tahir Madni in jail at Azamgarh and expressed the solidarity and continuous support.

After meeting, Mr. Syed Azharuddin said that we stand in solidarity with all of them in this critical hour and will continue the struggle in ongoing movement for equal citizenship. We stand against illegal detentions, criminalisation of dissent and police attacks, he added. He also said that the individual targeting and witch-hunting of individuals must be stopped immediately and demanded immediate unconditional release of Moulana Tahir Madni and all those who are falsely arrested during Anti-CAA-NRC-NPR Movement.