Why CM's fund not used for compensating wrongly held Muslims in Hyderabad mecca masjid blasts ?
The 2007 Mecca Masjid blast and the subsequent police firing are considered to be one of the darkest phases of Hyderabad's history. And after almost five years, the Andhra Pradesh government has ordered the release of Rs 70 lakh for 70 young Muslims who were wrongly implemented in the case and were allegedly tortured in police custody before being found innocent by courts.
According to officials, out of 70 victims identified, 20 would be paid Rs 3 lakh each while others would get Rs 20,000.
The Muslim community from Hyderabad has been striving for justice since 2007 and despite the government's announcement, which is perhaps the first instance of victims of police torture in a terro ...more