Hyderabad: Control the television debates and social media videos was the suggestion given by leaders of the Muslim community who were called for a meeting with police commissioner Anjani Kumar ahead of the Supreme Court judgment on Ayodhya that is expected later this month.
Over 20 leaders attended the meeting and they were very keen that there must not be provocative videos circulated on Youtube channels and vitriolic debates on television. The desire is to maintain peace and it is very important that everyone participates in it.
Mr Kumar had met with the leaders of the Hindu community a day before, stressing on the same issue of maintaining peace after the verdict. “It is our city and we must ensure that there is no untoward incident,” Mr Kumar stressed at the meeting on Saturday.
While all members agreed that they are for peace and were willing to co-operate, Mr Amjedullah Khan of Majlis Bachao Tehreek said, “We are going to maintain peace but we also conveyed that the government must allow us to have dharnas. Protest is the right of democracy.”
Mr Abdul Allam Khan Ameen of Jamat-e-Ahle-Hadees mentioned that those involved in communal issues earlier should be kept under watch. Mr Syed Hamid Hussain Jaffery of he Shia Youth Conference suggested that certain areas with mixed communities of Shahinayathgunj, Begum Bazaar, Nampally and Asifnagar should be closely monitored.
There is a need to involve more people and it was insisted that another meeting be called and another round of discussions must take place ahead of the judgment.
The members stated that presently there is a lot of concern about Milad-un-Nabia which is the birthday of Prophet Mohammed and they are very keen that it must pass peacefully.