Ulema Council's protest rally in Delhi over Batla House encounter, reminds Kejriwal about his promise
NEW DELHI: The Rashtriya Ulema Council (RUC) took out a rally on the tenth anniversary of the Batla House encounter.
The RUC had earlier given a call to lay siege to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence for failing to honour his promise in this regard.
Hundreds of RUC workers who came from Azamgarh, apart from local party workers and activists took part in the protest.
Raising slogans and demanding a judicial probe into the encounter, the RUC workers marched on the streets of Delhi. They were upset with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as they claimed that it had promised to raise the voice for justice in the case.
The party leaders said that Arvind Kejriwal had promised that he would ensure a judicial probe once the party came to power, however, it has remained silent like other parties and the mandatory judicial probe couldn't take place in the encounter.
Maulana Aamir Rashadi had formed the RUC after the encounter and the arrests in Azamgarh. Addressing the gathering, Talha Rashadi said that two youths were killed while police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma also lost his life in suspicious circumstances.
Yet, there has been no proper investigation and the facts were suppressed. It was on September 19, 2008 that a special cell of Delhi police had killed two youths Atif Ameen and Mohammad Sajjad. This year it is the tenth anniversary of the shootout.