National Commission for Minorities(NCM) chairman Naseem Ahmad has written to Union Home Minister(HM) Rajnath Singh, expressing concern over the growing violence against Muslims by vigilante groups and emphasising on the need to reinforce a sense of security amongst the minorities.
Ahmad wrote that the commission has been receiving petitions and has prepared reports on some of these incidents. He referred to the recent attack in West Delhi as yet another incident that reinforces the feeling of insecurity amongst the Muslims.
“In particular, it is creating an atmosphere of fear and suspicion among the Muslims across the country and deteriorating the amity among communities that have traditionally lived together in peace and harmony,” he wrote.
The NCM chairman called for a very strong statement from the highest levels of the government. “It is true that law and order is a state subject, but certainly the central government would be well within its powers to ask the states to handle such situations with a heavy hand and to enforce a sense of security among the minorities in all seriousness,” he said.
Meanwhile, a two-member delegation of the NCM, comprising the chairman and member Praveen Davar, will be visiting Mewat, Haryana, on September 22 to get first-hand information on the murder of a couple and gang rape of two Muslim girls by alleged cow vigilantes.