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Muslim clerics demand govt to file appeal in Muzaffarnagar riots case

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Muslim clerics have demanded that the Uttar Pradesh government should file an appeal in the high court against the acquittal of 10 people in connection with 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case.

Several clerics met here yesterday and expressed concern over “poor pleading” by the prosecution leading to acquittal of 10 people in connection with the killings of a woman and a boy during 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, Vice President of Uttar Pradesh Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind Maulana Jamaluddin Qasmi said.

“They also demanded the Uttar Pradesh government should file an appeal in the high court against the acquittal of 10 people,” he told reporters here.

On February 5, a Muzaffarnagar court had acquitted the 10 people in connection with the burning of a 30-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy at Lank village due to lack of evidence.

District president of Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind Mufti Bin Yamin Hashmi, Shahi Imam of Muzaffarnagar Idgah Maulana Zakir and other leaders from various organisations attended the meeting.
PTI

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