Seventeen years after a bombing at Hyderabad's famous Mecca Masjid left 14 people dead and 58 injured, social groups in the city have called on the State government to review the matter and hold a comprehensive trial. The incident happened during friday prayers when the mosque's members had assembled to pray. The horrible crime's perpetrators have not yet been apprehended.

The activists have requested that the state file an intervention appeal in the telangana high court against the acquittal of the suspects in the Mecca Masjid bomb blast case, calling the investigation into the case a farce of justice.

Social activists SQ Masood, Mounis Abidi, Kaneez Fathima, Sarah Mathews, Khalida Parveen, and ali Asghar urged the State government to table the bhaskar Rao Commission report, which contained critical remarks about the actions of the police during the terror attack, on Saturday, the 17th anniversary of the incident.
It should be remembered that although the bombing claimed the lives of nine people, five more people perished at the hands of police bullets when they gathered at the mosque shortly after the explosion.

While the Hussaini Alam police and the CBI's evidence suggested that Hindutva members were involved in the bombing, the NIA's charge sheet mentioned five individuals, among them Naba Kumar Sarkar, also known as Swami Aseemanand. In april 2018, following an extended trial, the Special NIA court cleared every defendant.
The victims attempted to file an appeal in the high court against the acquittal, but the NIA special prosecutor objected on the grounds of maintainability of the plea. The social activists expressed shock at the Union Ministry of home Affairs' decision not to appeal the verdict.

In parallel, the v bhaskar Rao Commission was established by the government of Andhra Pradesh, which remained undivided, in june 2007 to investigate the role played by police in shooting demonstrators. But according to the activists, this study was not issued by the congress in Andhra Pradesh's undivided form or the telangana rashtra samithi (now Bharat Rashtra Samithi), which ruled telangana till a few months ago.


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