“The media is targeting and defaming a particular community under the pretext of investigating terror activities. Recently, the National Investigating Agency (NIA) court released innocent youth who were arrested after being accused of terror activities, this release indicates the reality of the biased attitude of Police”, said Moulana Ziya Ur Rahman Nadwi, President of SIO Bhatkal speaking to a large number of people who gathered near the Assistant Commissioner’s office. The Students Islamic Organization (SIO) submitted a memorandum to the Assistant Commissioner of Bhatkal sub division, protesting against the defamation of Bhatkal town by the national media.
In the memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister of Karnataka, SIO strongly condemned the Hyderabad blasts, in which 16 innocent people were killed and more than hundred were injured. In the said memorandum, SIO demanded to stop accusing youth of a particular community before any investigation. They demanded the district authorities to take strong action if any defaming report appears in the media about Bhatkal.
Mr. Qadir Meera Patel, leader of Jamate Islami Hind, Bhatkal division, Mr. Ashraf Barmavar, District secretary of Welfare Party of India, Inam ul Haq, SIO secretary (Bhatkal), Moulana Zubair, Yunus Ruknuddin and a huge gathering of students were present.