Muslims facing 'systematic discrimination' in the criminal justice system: Owaisi

HYDERABAD: head of AIMIM Asaduddin Owaisi On Sunday he claimed that members of the minority community were experiencing systemic discrimination in the criminal justice system, regardless of the party in power.

He was reacting to the acquittal of one of the defendants in the 2008 Rampur CRPF field attack case by a court on Friday.

In a tweet, the parliamentarian of Hyderabad said: Muslims are imprisoned in cases of terror only to be acquitted after decades.

We experience systemic discrimination in the criminal justice system regardless of the party in power.

The double injustice here is not only for Gulab Khan but also for the victims of the Rampur attack.

In another tweet, Owaisi asked: Who were the real culprits? Will Gulab Khan be compensated for the indignity he and his family had to endure?

A court in Rampur of UttarPradesh condemned six defendants, including two Pakistani citizens, for the attack on a CRPF camp in Rampur in 2008.

The court of the additional district judge found them guilty in several sections.

However, he acquitted Muhammad Kausar (resident of Pratapgarh) and Gulab Khan (resident of), accused of hiding the weapons used in the attack.

In 2008, the terrorists attacked the center of the CRPF group based in Rampur, in which seven jawans and one CRPF civilian were killed, while some jawans and citizens suffered serious injuries.

Cases were filed against eight people under various sections of the CPI, the Weapons Act, the Law on the Prevention of Damage to Public Property, the Law on Explosive Substances and the Law on Illicit Activities (Prevention).