New Delhi: The anti-mob lynching programme scheduled to be held on Thursday at 5.30 pm at the India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi, was cancelled at the last minute.
A phone call from the Centre said that the permission was being denied owing to orders from the government. The Centre, however, did not say whether the government orders conveyed to it over phone, through an official or in writing.
Maulana Shahabuddin Razvi, General Secretary Tanzeem Ulma-e-Islam, New Delhi, in a statement called the cancellation of the reservation of hall at the last minute a “systematic suppression of freedom of speech…and infringes (on) the basic constitutional rights of the people.”
He also said that the government allows mob lynching to go unchecked but goes all out to stop protests against such inhuman acts. “We condemn this attitude of the government to suppress our fundamental rights,” he concluded.