The Students Islamic Organisation of India organised an Iftar gathering at its headquarters in New Delhi on January 30 to express solidarity with the families of political prisoners and victims of hatred. Family members of Khalid Saifi, Meeran Haidar, Atar Khan, Gulfisha, Shahdab Khan, Tasleem, Salim Munna, Salim Malik, and student leader Asif Iqbal Tanha attended the program.
Ramees EK, National President of SIO, addressed the gathering and spoke about the imposition of draconian laws like UAPA on students and activists to suppress dissent and restrict freedom of expression. He urged everyone to fight against these oppressive laws that restrict the rights of all individuals, regardless of their political affiliations. “Nevertheless, we must acknowledge that the use of these laws continues to afflict our society, causing immense suffering to countless individuals and families. It is our duty to confront these injustices head-on and fight for the rights of the oppressed”, he said.
“SIO pledges to continue its fight against these injustices with our collective strength. Let us come together and join hands in solidarity to create a society that is just, equal, and free from discrimination. Let us fight for the rights of the oppressed and work towards building a better world for ourselves and future generations,” added Abdullah Mohammad Faiz, the national secretary of SIO.